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You have got to be kidding me! I can't say anything in one sentence!
Interests: gardening, reading, politics, singing, scripture, my family and friends; and now blogging!
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Now blogging over at Grace Notes Come visit me there! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Seeking Him
My dog is BORED. My 12 year old Bichon, who we call Dobby, is bored. Yes, in case you are wondering, he is indeed named after Harry Potter's favorite house elf. Poor Dobby misses Brooke. While he loves all his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Seeking Him
I have been leading bible study at a day shelter for poor and homeless individuals on Tuesday afternoons since the summer of 2008. When I first started leading bible study at the Lamb Center, I would prepare my lessons with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Seeking Him
I am a chronic, mostly unapologetic over-explainer. I tend to go into slightly more detail than technically necessary when purchasing an item at a store, ordering my food at a restaurant, paying for my groceries, talking to the doctor or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Seeking Him
Yesterday morning, while watching a video with a large group of women, I was surprised to find that I had tears running down my face. Luckily, one of my dear ones sitting behind me noticed my tears and kindly and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Seeking Him
I can not count the number of times that I have stood at the door to one of my children’s bedrooms and thought, with parental self-loathing, “I have totally failed as a parent. This child will never, ever be able... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Seeking Him
It appears that I have survived week one of my empty nest relatively unscathed. A few weeks ago, I found myself with tears in my eyes at the grocery store because the milk I was placing in my cart had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Seeking Him
We are going through some major transitions in our family this summer. In a few weeks, our oldest daughter will be moving to London to study abroad for the fall semester. Even sooner, our baby girl will be moving to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Seeking Him
We are rich. There really is no way around it. By every definition of the word, we are rich. We own two houses and 4 cars. We go on nice vacations, eat out often and buy anything we want at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Seeking Him
For years, I envied people who called themselves runners. I liked the idea of being a runner, but "knew" that would never be me. I was not a runner. But then, back in 2010, I decided to try again. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Seeking Him
I love to travel. One of my very favorite things in life is to visit a place I have never been before. I love the anticipation and preparation before I go; the guidebooks, online searches, itineraries and maps....I especially LOVE... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Seeking Him
A few weeks ago, I had a birthday and began my 50th year on this earth. In turning 49, I began a year that promises to bring a lot of changes and transistions. This time next year, my youngest will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Seeking Him
Now that the pictures are posted everywhere, their 20 little faces haunt me. For years, I have talked about my opinons about our country's gun laws to anyone who would listen. When asked why I primarily vote for Democratic Party... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Seeking Him
In preparation for a house full of company next week, and because we could barely open the door, I cleaned out the pantry yesterday. If the level of organization in my pantry "pre-clean out" is a representation of the state... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2012 at Seeking Him
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Seeking Him
The school where we send our daughter and our money, American University, was in the news this morning. Apparently, a professor teaching a Sex, Gender and Culture anthropology class made the choice to breast feed her child during her class.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at Seeking Him
I have a five year old friend who started Kindergarten last week. As part of the "getting to know you" activities, she shared with her new class that she had a pet squirrel at home. She described the squirrel with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Seeking Him
I've been living by the school calendar my whole life. And on the school calendar, September is the beginning of the new year. Each year, as September rolls around once again, I vow to "get organized" and refocus my efforts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at Seeking Him
We were struggling. We didn't really know what to do next. We had come at this problem from every angle that made sense and nothing had changed. We sat there in silence and I thought to myself "I'm the mom.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at Seeking Him
I awoke this morning with no plans and a full heart. These last lazy days of summer seem a bit more melancholy this year because I am still trying to adjust to the departure of my sweet girl. As of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Seeking Him
This is the message I gave at our Hope in the Darkness service last Thursday evening. Blessings for a wonderful Christmas!! I love Christmas. For me, Christmas season begins the minute we recover from our huge Thanksgiving meal and lasts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Seeking Him
I am sitting in my chair by the fireplace and laughing to myself about what I see. Within reach, I have a stack of Advent devotionals that I have recently retrieved from my bookcase and a HUGE stack of holiday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at Seeking Him
Creativity- the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, imagination. I've been thinking about creativity this week. With the passing yesterday of one of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Seeking Him
I have a quote that I want to share. Ponder this for a moment: It is surrender to the known will of God that paves the way for the discovery of the unknown will of God. I heard those words... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at Seeking Him
I love a clear morning after a night of steady rain. The world looks like it has been washed clean. I particularly enjoy seeing my flowers as the sun comes out and they stretch out, energized by their soaking nourishment.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Seeking Him