Monthly Archives: November 2012

Defined by Mr. Rochester

“But, I like this one.” The expressive eyebrow quirks. You grimace, for you know what’s coming. “Do you really, dear?” The patronizing smile appears. “I never, in a million years, would have thought you would like that one.” Have you … Continue reading

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What is Happiness?

I was thinking the other day – how much does my happiness rely on mere things? As a Christian, my gut reaction is, “Of course I don’t rely on things to make me happy! I need Christ, and Christ alone.” … Continue reading

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Jealous of Cellists

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“Life Goals” – By a Two Year Old Genius

Today I was completely schooled. By a two year old. Meet Em, my young life consultant, who nullified my set-in-stone life’s plan with five simple words. Here’s the story… Jerm and I sat lounging in the living room, he draped … Continue reading

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Second-Best Treasure

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche “Next to God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” ~ Martin Luther

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Dying for Deals

Scary true, isn’t it? Because I love Thanksgiving, and everything it stands for: the act of setting a day aside to reflect, give thanks – and eat. Family members flopped on any available surface, laughing, mumbling “I am so full” … Continue reading

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My Someday Dreams

 I have always loved maps and globes. As a child, I would practically squeal with delight when I found a map of new worlds in the book I was reading – craggy mountains, secret lairs, and vast oceans enthralled my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Intruder

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Basketball and Me – It’s Complicated

Ever since I can remember, basketball and I have cherished a unique relationship. As a little girl, I absolutely loved it. Perched on a wooden bleacher, my legs swinging in the exciting, black space below, my nose never left the … Continue reading

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Thoughtfully Unaware

“I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

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