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Mary Beth
Texas
I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl in a cynical world.
Interests: music, knitting, reading, writing, silence, the episcopal church usa, international education, cultural awareness, parking lot striping, centering prayer, peace and justice, women's ministry
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Jan says at RevGals This was the first Nativity scene I ever had. My cousin Margaret sent it to me from France when I was in first grade. I still put it out every year, a tradition I love. (Notice... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Terrapin Station
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Anxiety. I haz it. I'z had it for a long time. Forever, maybe. It's well controlled now. I have had it much worse in the past. I remember telling my doc (this was 25 years ago) that I was terrified... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terrapin Station
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Hey, y'all, one of my Christmas gifts is here and in use as of today: (no, that's not me. Ha.) This morning I rode 20 minutes at ~9 mph. Distance was ~3.7 miles. Gotta start somewhere. Get this...I can READ... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terrapin Station
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Karla says at RevGals: Happy Friday Five, all you gals and pals winding your way through Advent! Time to take a break, put your tinsel toes on, and play a round of Friday Five for a breath or two. 1.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terrapin Station
Friday Five: Oh! Christmas Tree! Posted on December 5, 2014 by 3dogmom Edit Anne says at RevGals: It’s been a week of wrangling with the Christmas tree at our house. Multiple strands of new lights were strung carefully on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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Sometimes I forget that I live in the Bible Belt. Really and truly, right on the buckle of it. My spiritual life is spent with: people with whom I go to church (Episcopalians) online people who mostly tend to think... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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(As posted by me at RevGals) Shhhhh…. Advent is coming. I tell you this, not to panic you, but as a quiet invitation. This time of year can be so busy with planning for Advent and Christmas, for those who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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What is the one appliance you can't live without? I kind of take this prompt to exempt things like refrigerators and toilets. Because my life would be entirely different without them. In the world I live in, they are necessities,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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In the U.S. it is Veterans Day, an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday. Write about veterans you have known (or never... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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Post a photo of what you can see out a window- any window. What do you notice in the picture that you didn't just looking out? What a mess! I took this yesterday while stopped in traffic on the I-45... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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Write about a trip you have taken, one that may not have turned out as you planned but was nevertheless a gift. My husband is, as he would say, "scooter trash from way back." He was building motorcycles from age... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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RevGalBlogPals began around 2004/5 when a group of us somehow found each other on blogs. Today, write about how you met a friend/group of friends. Where? How? How have the relationships changed; how have they stayed the same? Valerie as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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(this is not the image I put on the RevGals page. Because, someone might not be as amused at this as am I.) As posted by moi at Revgals: Today is the last of October, 2014. It’s Halloween. It’s All... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Deb says at RevGals: Beggars Night. Harvest Party. Hallowe’en. Trunk or Treat. All Hallows Eve. Call it what you want, there’s plenty of holiday love for sweet treats on October 31st. (Consider this your one week warm-up.) Ain’t gonna lie…... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Someone asked on the RevGals Facebook page today about what to say / how to pray in a difficult ministry situation. Not ordained, I didn't comment there (others might have better suggestions) but my immediate thought was, "your ministry is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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All my life I've declared that Spring is my favorite season. For all the reasons you would expect: new life, greens you can't see except in new leaves, bulbs coming up. I'm not so big on the usual, warm weather... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Thanks to Jan for this week's Friday Five at RevGals. She says: This week I spent the first 1 1/2 days on a jury panel being questioned so that the formal jury could be formed. This being a murder trial,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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Recently I saw a Facebook post with a screenshot of someone's status. It said, "I'm not sure what to say today." There was a reply like, "Well, why are you saying anything then!?" That's a part of the difference between... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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Dear Karla says at RevGals: 1. How do you sign off in your emails, professional and personally? For example, you say “Blessings”, “Take Care”, “Remember, the Devil is watching you” (o.k. just kidding on that one.) Let us know and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Terrapin Station
My son told us the other day about how someone he was traveling with found, in her hotel room, a piece of paper with someone's name, Social Security number, and date of birth on it. He couldn't imagine how anyone... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Terrapin Station
My Spanish is horrible, and yet I am trying to edit documents translated using Google Translate (a joke) so they make sense in English. Fortunately, I have native Spanish speakers to review!! :)
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Karla says at RevGals: Hello Pals~~ Random Friday Five is back! 1. If you could sneak away anywhere this weekend, right now, all expenses paid, where would you go and what would you do? To the beach in Florida where... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Terrapin Station
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Robin is putting together a Wednesday Festival at RevGals and wonders what's new with folks. Soo: This is an exciting week for me, because my EFM program group is starting tomorrow! We take the summers off. I've completed one year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Terrapin Station
My next-older sister has bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed with it in her late 20's, but it first manifested in adolescence. It was a long and terrible stretch of years in which awful and impossible things happened. Clearly, the lion's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Terrapin Station