Category Archives: Journal Post

A Life of Service

As I watch my children working to become who they want to be, I realize that each of them has chosen a path of helping others. Each journey destined to change them in ways they never expected. But, each feels … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Tired Mom or Not Cranky for Christmas

In years past, my household mantra at Christmastime was “clean, clean, clean.” I am known for driving my family insane to get the house in order before all our Christmas parties begin. Although, I’m proud to say I’ve gotten a … Continue reading

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Crash Lessons

Funny how much we take for granted. I travel the same road every week day to work and back. It’s a long drive, but I’ve gotten used to it. For instance, I’ve become accustomed to the feel and flow of … Continue reading

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MRI = Must Run Immediately

Following the removal of a precancerous growth, my Oncologist ordered an MRI for me. This way we could be sure there were no other cells left in there for removal. The idea of any further surgery was not a fun … Continue reading

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If I Had It to Do All Over Again

If I had it to do all over again, I’d only use baby books as a guideline, instead of treating them like a bible. Practically no child is textbook in their development, and trying to force them into that mold … Continue reading

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Singing at the Winspear

What an adventure I had the other day! Our church choir was one of several invited to sing carols and background vocals for a group from Northern Ireland called The Gettys, performing at the Winspear Opera House located in the … Continue reading

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5 Things I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving

My family and friends. I am thankful I have a hubby (aka Hunka Burnin’ Love), three great kids, a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and bunches of friends, who are all pretty much loving and supportive. A roof over … Continue reading

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Driving home from our trip to The Woodlands brought some introspection.   For one thing, there was plenty of nothing to do and plenty of time to do it. Also, we were traveling home from a memorial service that celebrated the … Continue reading

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Secrets

Secrets. We all have them. Little secrets, big ones, and vast in-between ones. Some are family secrets, skeletons hidden in the closet, or maybe only whispered during family reunions or get-togethers. Some are secrets about our past exploits that we … Continue reading

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Cowboy Boots

From time to time, I have to get my cowboy fix. Sometimes it’s just watching Big Jake starring John Wayne, or even 3:10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Or maybe it’s re-reading a favorite Louis L’Amour or … Continue reading

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