Healed by Grace 2: Ten Days of Grace

Have you ever had a dream -- a wish, a desire -- that you knew would be just the perfect solution or exactly what you needed? And have you ever had that dream absolutely just not come true? It happens a lot to me, anyway, or my dreams are put on hold. It's hard to get...

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On Cemeteries and Hurricanes

Something compels me to go to the Old English cemetery after I go to the Rowan Public Library to get "hurricane supplies" (books by two of my favorite authors, E. L. Konisburg and Phillipa Gregory). Maybe because the lighting is good and I can get some cool pictures....

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Unwanted Anniversary

September 11. I can't hear the date without a small shiver and a flash of sadness. I want to be able to fully celebrate the day. It's my mother-in-law's birthday, and I love her! We absolutely do celebrate the day and find happiness. But the memory of September 11,...

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Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Forgiveness. It's a hard concept and one I certainly haven't mastered. There are people who I seriously hold grudges against, and I know that it's a toxic reaction for my stress levels and my happiness. But how do those who have truly been hurt or injured or tortured...

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Conquering the Cricut Explore Air 2

At the beginning of 2018, I swore to myself that I was going to tap back in to my creative outlet need and do more crafting. I must pat myself on the back and proudly say, "I've been doing it!" One of the number one items I wanted for my crafting room and projects was...

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Relax, my Foot (a Poem)

Just this week, my friends and I were discussing the need to relax. We laughed and laughed about the last time we truly relaxed and felt relaxed. For me, this is hard to pinpoint. About four years ago, before Baby Diva was even a full-fledged plan, Math Man and I made...

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Easy (on-a-budget) Laundry Room Update

When we moved in to our new-to-us house last year, there were lots of pieces and places I wanted to update. Nothing was particularly wrong with anything, but considering my parents had lived in the house for 25 years...well, you understand. I wanted to make it ours....

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The kiss that shook me (a poem)

Last night, Math Man and I kissed each other goodnight, and I realized: we've been kissing for a decade. A decade. While our children now take up more of our time than anything else does, there are still those kisses with him that remind me why we fell in love in the...

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Easiest.Scrapbook.Ever

Once upon a time, I scrapbooked all the time. Or at least regularly. But then life got in the way, and I found myself shoving pictures and memories in to boxes. I did take the time to create a wedding scrapbook for Math Man and me, and I've worked on getting each...

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