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Vulnerability and Intimacy

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. They always seemed to be an exercise in failure. I pick one word to guide my decisions in the coming year and to see how that word shows up in my life. I … Continue reading

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Learning To Hear Praise and Good Things

My friend Paula Offutt, a writer who lives in Weaverville, NC, posted this on Facebook; and to my great surprise it went straight to my heart. Here’s what she said (italics mine) So I’m reading Teamwork I, a dog training … Continue reading

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Creating a Caring Community

I’ve been trying to figure this out for ages, so please don’t take anything I say in this blog post as advice that needs to be followed. I’m simply throwing out some things that have made a little difference in … Continue reading

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Do Books and Poetry Protect Me?

In my Simon and Garfunkel marathon earlier this week, I rediscovered one of my very favorite songs. I’ve always admitted to taking refuge in books and consider them friends, but that definitely has a dark side. Somewhere deep inside that … Continue reading

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This is one of My Favorite Backstories

I’m not old enough to remember Children of the Day, but I first sang the song For Those Tears I Died at a Bible study when I was in high school in the early 80’s. I remembered the song for … Continue reading

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To the People in My Life

I have lingered among every bit of Prince memories that I could access for the last two days. As a friend just mentioned to me, it might be veering toward wallowing. I accepted her words because I figured out earlier … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

I’ve had no words for the past few days. Maybe it’s because someone I love has lost someone she loves. I keep looking for words to offer comfort, but there are no words that can take away that loss and … Continue reading

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