Category Archives: Practical Life

Maybe it would be different…

Had I not lost my 1st baby and 4th baby and 7th baby to miscarriage, Had we not been given the gift of another son who overcame his past and grew and flourished and succeeded, Had I not stood by … Continue reading

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The struggle is real…

My friend in Germany messaged me about a man on the plane beside her mildly freaking-out when she sneezed. It’s that kind of hour …that kind of week …heck, that kind of New Year. We’ve had impeachment hearings, talk of … Continue reading

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Reaching Out

As Believers we have been given such a gift! A hope, a joy, an assurance by grace, a peace, an intimate knowledge of the One True God. How can I not reach out and share this amazing love with any … Continue reading

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Messy, Surprising, Glorious

Life is just a mess. “Like herding cats,” my mom would say. She spoke of children but that pretty much covers life on earth. Unpredictable, shocking, amazing… all in one lifetime. One gets ideas and sets goals and pretty as … Continue reading

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What I got wrong.

That we needed to be perfect parents 🙏🏼 That if we did all the prescribed things, the kids would just fall in line 😂 That prayer was just for me🙏🏼 That Christmas was all about presents🎁 That coffee was just … Continue reading

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Coming home

After 2 “seasons” and a summer, I moved home. At 19 my father had lovingly told me, “you have 5 years to find a life-support system.” 😂 He did not hold much hope for making money in ballet… especially in … Continue reading

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Lonely places, hard times

In 1985 I moved to San Francisco alone to dance full-time with their ballet company. Fresh out of high school, my dream was coming true. I had trained with them summers prior, but this would be more …permanent. 😱 I … Continue reading

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Good Grief?

God says Don’t murmur: Numbers 14:27 “How long must I bear with this evil congregation that murmurs against me? complain: 1 Corinthians 10:10 “And do not complain…” or grumble & argue: Philippians 2:14-15 “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so … Continue reading

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Carry Each Other’s Burdens…

Galatians 6:2 Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. I can’t tell you what it meant to me, through our cancer journey, to get a card or text that someone was praying … Continue reading

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Exercise the Will

Everyday I have choices: how long to linger in bed, what to wear, how much coffee to drink, even whether to smile. I can look at my “to do” list and let feelings of being overwhelmed consume me… or just … Continue reading

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