Worthy of Love

Love.  What do you think when you hear that word? Do you think of God? Your family? Friends? Maybe a favorite place comes to mind. Or something you do that brings joy to your life.  Love.  We want to be loved – for who we are. Unconditional. No strings attached. Continue Reading

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The Gray Space

Yesterday, I volunteered some of my time to organize items at the children’s Consignment Sale taking place where I work. The first order of business was to organize the table housing all of the games and puzzles. As I stacked the games, I was struck by one in particular that Continue Reading

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Parenting the iGeneration

I have been thinking lately about how different the world is now from when I was a child.  What’s it like to grow up in a world where you have never experienced life without a smartphone? Or social media?   Will my children have an understanding of privacy? Of boundaries? What’s Continue Reading

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Two Sisters: One Musical

Last week, two of my daughters tried out for the elementary school production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. On the days leading up the production, I could hear them upstairs walking back and forth with heavy feet, belting out tunes, and critiquing and encouraging one another. They were Continue Reading

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The Weight of Sickness

Cough. Cough. Cough. Cough. Gag. Cough. “Do you think he’s okay? How long can he cough like this? Oh no. I think he’s going to throw up.” With each cough, I feel my anxiety wrapping around me like an unwanted blanket on a hot summer day. I wish I could Continue Reading

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To My Friend Who Would Rather Not Do Christmas This Holiday Season

To my friend who would rather not do Christmas this holiday season, I want you to know I see you. I may not know what it is like to walk in your shoes. I can’t understand the grief you are feeling right now. But my heart hurts for you.  Are Continue Reading

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Remember the Why. Remember the Reason.

The Waiting Place

Have you ever been in the waiting place? I have. A few years back, my husband discovered his company would be shutting down their office in Indianapolis and relocating to Nashville, TN. I remember the moment he told me like it was yesterday. The world felt different. Instead of feeling comfortable, Continue Reading

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I Get to Do This

I have been overwhelmed to tears on multiple occasions today. As I drove back from dropping the kids off at school, I looked the Christmas decorations on the homes and thought, “I get to do this.” I get to experience the joy of Christmas. As the tears welled up in Continue Reading

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I Want to Inspire and Encourage, but Am I?

Last week I decided to take the plunge and create an Instagram account dedicated to my love of decorating. Putting together rooms brings me great joy, but I realize this isn’t the case for everyone. For some people it is daunting, overwhelming, not practical and completely unnecessary. And for many Continue Reading

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