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A Formidable Opponent

If you know me at all, you are most likely aware that I deal daily with the effects of a chronic illness. Some days are better than others, but all days provide a reminder that I am not the healthy … Continue reading

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Mentoring

A few nights ago I was watching an episode of The Middle. I’ve written about this show before so I won’t go into the basic information about it. If you aren’t familiar with it, Google it and you’ll find a … Continue reading

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Identity Thief

While watching some television last week, I saw a few commercials that dealt with an ever increasing problem in this age of technology—identity theft. One of the commercials was an advertisement for a company that offered monthly monitoring of your … Continue reading

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The Good or Bad Shoulder?

I was thinking about old cartoons I used to watch as a kid. Often, the main character would face a dilemma–a choice he or she needed to make. With a poof of smoke, on one shoulder would appear a little … Continue reading

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Pity Party RSVP

When one lives with a chronic illness, day to day life changes. The predictable becomes the unpredictable. Little things suddenly seem like big things. Activities that once were done with little to no thought now prove to be often difficult … Continue reading

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Gifts

I’ve been thinking a lot about gifts lately. Maybe it’s because my love language is gifts. It brings me such joy to give gifts to those I love. Of course, I love to be surprised with gifts as well. These … Continue reading

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Grace Extended

I was blessed today to have not one but two opportunities to sit down and talk with friends. Although we all live in the same town, it had been awhile since I had actually visited with any of them. Some … Continue reading

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Imprisoned

While looking for a greeting card the other day, I came across a pile of old photographs. They were all taken at some point in the 1990’s and each showed one or more of our kids. All five of our … Continue reading

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Care and Concern

Have you ever experienced an act of genuine care toward you by others? To take that question one step deeper was the genuine care and concern from someone who really didn’t know you all that well? After all, it is … Continue reading

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Nobody Wants a Charlie in the Box

I’ve never tried to keep it a secret that no matter what I do or how I try to change, it seems I’m always a misfit. I recall the Island of Misfit Toys from that wonderful Christmas classic, Rudolph the … Continue reading

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