Looking Back on Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’m reflecting more than usual on life lessons my mom taught me. It may have to do with needing her wisdom as our daughter becomes a teenager or wishing I’d better appreciated who she was while she was still here. Perhaps my forgetful memory is urging me to recapture moments we shared before my ...
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Adventure Into the Ordinary

Adventure is a must. Our souls long for it, need it, can’t be fully alive without it. It is wild sails whipping, water splashing, bows cutting swaths of salty sea on the everyday routine of life. It is sparkly-eyed curiosity racing toward the unknown, bold imagination unafraid of the staid, and a willing heart ready to try and ...
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Forget Balance

At Lee Middle School’s monthly PTSA meetings, I’ve been asked to give an uplifting five-minute devotional. I’m not sure I met the “uplifting” part in February when I proffered, “There’s no such thing as balance. The sooner we realize this, the better.” Nothing like a little pick-me-up for parents. In the remaining minutes I tried explaining what I ...
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A Path to Amor!

It’s just weeks to Valentine’s Day, and my creative muse dove in designing a soul-imprinted day of romance, particularly for the guys in College Park who want to woo and wow the hearts of their cherished ones (and rack up a couple of points). I ran this by my husband and got the green light for DIYers looking ...
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Living the Inspired Life

"An inspiration passes, having been inspired never passes. It remains like an island across the restlessness of time … An eagerness is left behind, a craving…" The quote came unexpectedly, lighting my soul as I began to write. There was a familiarity and comfort in the words, and I knew instantly it was from my mom.

I quickly ...
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Bringing Joy to the World

Joy to the world! With one line the rest of the carol pops in place, playing jubilantly in my head. Joy to the world … Let earth receive … Let every heart … Prepare … And heav’n and nature sing! I’ve busted out now singing it twice in my living room, glad it’s just me and the cats ...
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