Category Archives: marriage

(Un)Celebration

This morning, after a night where sleep was interrupted by potentially serious pain, I was awakened earlier than I wanted to be by a text message. Any parent, whether your kids are teens and still live at home or they … Continue reading

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Fire and Smoke

Living creatures have five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. As humans, we are especially aware of our senses when we are not able to access one of them. I’ve been awakened in the dark of night and felt … Continue reading

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Courtesy of Pain

I read a quote this morning that really hit home with me. Part of it reads: “A drop of water on a stone doesn’t do much, but a constant drip eventually erodes and changes the shape of the stone forever. … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of Shattering

Loneliness has become my new best friend. It’s probably a good thing, though, since I’ve pretty much lost all my other friends. Maybe this is how my life has always been destined to be spent. Alone. This morning, I counted … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm (Part 3)

  I’ve read that all change, both change for the bad as well as for the good, causes stress. I doubt there are many people who would dispute that well known fact. Bad change, such as losing a job or … Continue reading

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Calculating Worth

Each year around Mother’s Day, Salary.com releases what a stay at home mom would be paid if she carried out in corporate America all the tasks she is responsible for at home. Those tasks include, but are certainly not limited … Continue reading

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Preparation Impossible

Many years ago, more than I care to add, my then boyfriend asked this shy eighteen year old to be his wife. Having grown up convinced that no one would ever want to marry me, I was beyond excited to … Continue reading

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Hitting the Jackpot

I struggle daily with love for things of this world. The current Powerball jackpot is over one billion dollars. Billion! I have played scenario after scenario in my head of what I would do with all that money. I’ve rationalized … Continue reading

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Insignificant

I have missed blogging. I haven’t been away because of busyness. One thing about having an empty nest–I have so much more free time than I ever thought possible. No, it hasn’t been the busyness of parenting or homeschooling that … Continue reading

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SCOTUS laughs at God

This morning, in a decision that most likely surprised no one, the Supreme Court of the United States spit in the face of God and gave the LGBT movement a victory by declaring gay marriage to be legal in all … Continue reading

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