Cast Your Burdens

I was reviewing the weekly planner I have on our kitchen counter this morning and was struck by the fact that there is one event listed for tomorrow that is completely out of the ordinary: Biopsy 3 pm. Tomorrow I am having a core needle biopsy done on a lump I found in my right […]

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Are You For Real?

Authentic. Genuine. Transparent. Real. These concepts are everywhere. But when is the last time you truthfully answered the question, “How are you?” Typically my smiling mouth automatically replies, “I’m great!” Why is that?  Why am I so obsessed with keeping up the appearance that I’ve got it all together? Why are we more comfortable sharing our victories than […]

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Are You Missing Out?

Sweeping accumulated love bugs (a southern affliction at least as displeasing as the humidity) out of my screened in porch in preparation for a new friend who was coming to dinner, I thought… “Maybe I should have waited to invite her over until this space was just perfect.” As soon as we moved in, I […]

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

  When news of a storm warning hits the airwaves we glue ourselves to our televisions and radios, filled with fear and trepidation, or maybe just curiosity, about an oncoming disaster. We watch and we wait. We analyze every possible storm-track and try to predict the potential damage. We flock to Wal-Mart to stock up on batteries, bottled […]

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Do You Know What You Need?

It hit me like a ton of bricks. Or maybe I should say like 15,470 pounds of household goods. I struggled with the impact our move to Fort Polk had on our housing situation. We went from a brand new home with over 2,600 square feet and 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, a 2 ½ car garage […]

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Do You Need To Start Over?

My yoga instructor read an interesting anecdote the other day about starting over.  The gist of her story was “Why wait?  Start living more healthfully now.”  This Army lifestyle seems to force us to start over us every couple of years or so.   When I was in the Army, I thought changing units was a great way to leave […]

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