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Month: December 2010

Backwards and Forwards …

Backwards and Forwards …

When I checked this morning I saw that I had posted a whopping four times over the last month.    FOUR.  You know what that means, right? It means we’ve been living a lot of life … so much life that I never had time to write about it. Although New Years Eve is often a time of retrospection about the past year I thought I’d just go over the last month….seeing how I’m behind and all.  I will leave the…

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Sharing your story

Sharing your story

I love to tell stories. The funnier the better. I have encouraged all my HBU students to share stories as part of their public speaking … and have told them it makes them more relateable.  At least one student got it because on the last day of class she brought me a Starbucks cup with a liner on it that said … “Share your story”.  She told me it reminded her of me.  🙂 And tonight when I went to…

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Hello NASSAU BAY!

Hello NASSAU BAY!

SO funny … last Thursday night I spoke at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay, TX.  Only I thought I was in League City, TX.  I had on my schedule League City,  I thanked the audience for inviting me to League City … I even went so far as to tell them I had never been to League City before. And afterwards a sweet lady came up to me and said … “honey … did you know you still…

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Ridding the World of Ugly Christmas Trees!!!

Ridding the World of Ugly Christmas Trees!!!

My house still doesn’t have a Christmas tree.  It’s on the agenda for tomorrow.    I have been too afraid to pull down the boxes for fear that someone would call and want to see the house.  Now that we have taken down the “For Sale” sign that has decorated our yard for the last two months, I told Bill it is time to “Haul out the HOLLY, put up a tree it’s time to DECK the HALLS again NOW!!!  For…

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The fastest review of fall you’ve ever seen …

The fastest review of fall you’ve ever seen …

This fall has been somewhat of a blur.  I seriously can’t believe we’re weeks away from Christmas.  Didn’t I just send my babies back to school?  And yet as I look at my calendar, my “to do” list and listen to Christmas music, I know it really is Christmas. But the fall has been filled with activities … many of which included cleaning my house.  Day after day after day.  In late September we put a “for sale” sign in…

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Choosing Joy … even when there is glitter everywhere!

Choosing Joy … even when there is glitter everywhere!

I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed the Crier Creek Mother Daughter Retreat over the weekend.  Thank you to those of you who prayed for that event, for me and for the women who came.  I loved meeting all the moms (and their daughters!) and getting to know many of their stories. I especially enjoyed hanging with this girl … Savannah is holding one of the MANY crafts she did over the weekend. The first thing we…

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It’s like a guest post …

It’s like a guest post …

This weekend I am speaking at the Pine Cove/Crier Creek Mother Daughter Weekend.  Savannah is going with me and I can’t wait to spend some one on one time with her.  I have only been to Crier Creek in the summer so getting to go right smack in the middle of the year is going to be a real treat!   Here is the thing though … I can speak all day long (or all weekend long in this case) to…

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