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Worth Your Time: Episode Five, The Power of Words

If you have been around here for a minute, you know that words are a big deal to me. The #sowkind movement started because I thought we all had five minutes and the cost of the stamp, and we could invest at least that much in the lives of those around us.I was also guilty…… Continue reading Worth Your Time: Episode Five, The Power of Words

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Why Shutting Down is Sometimes Necessary

Welcome to life in Texas! When I moved to Texas to student teach in the late nineties, I was surprised at the cultural differences I did not anticipate. Coming from Illinois, I was used to life that was undergirded by grit, a strong work ethic, and resourcefulness. Among the alarm at seeing cars on car…… Continue reading Why Shutting Down is Sometimes Necessary

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Worth Your Time–Episode Four

For those of you who are new around here, I am test driving a solo podcast project. It may take off, and it may not. I am simply letting things unfold and putting in the reps to become stronger in brevity when sharing a message. Thank you for sacrificing five-seven minutes of your day to…… Continue reading Worth Your Time–Episode Four

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Cookie Fail; Humility Win

When we got the news that all our kids would be home for Christmas, we felt deep joy. For anyone who has grown and flown children, you know exactly what this feels like. It is no small feat to gather all your people, so the simple act of being under one roof at the same…… Continue reading Cookie Fail; Humility Win

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Merry Christmas 2022

For anyone who feels lost or lonely today, I see you. I can also relate. While I always loved the idea of Christmas, the execution of it seemed to fall short of the picture I had in my mind. It was an inarticulate sorrow that came in waves every other year; it was one that…… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2022

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Worth Your Time: Episode Two, Part Two

If you missed last week’s episode, you can check it out here. As I was reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, I unexpectedly saw myself in the main character of the novel. Elsa was a young girl who felt unloved by her family. Through a chain of events, she became pregnant and was disowned…… Continue reading Worth Your Time: Episode Two, Part Two

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Burned out, Deconstructing, and Good Investments

Trapped between the easy way out and the proper way through, I stood looking at the tree. Trouble was brewing last season when one section of lights on our pre-lit tree refused to glow. It was easy to call an audible and add a string of lights because the problem was not detected until the…… Continue reading Burned out, Deconstructing, and Good Investments

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Worth Your Time: Episode Two

Many of you know that I did two seasons of Table Talk: A Place to Gather, Guide, and Go with my friend Jill. We decided to put our project on hold at the beginning of this year, so now I am playing around with going solo for a podcast possibly called Worth Your Time. Welcome…… Continue reading Worth Your Time: Episode Two

Community · Fun · SowKind Movement

The 2022 Sowkind Advent[ure] Has Begun!

Raise your hand if you have been around here for a bit. If you been at the table for a minute, you know how much I love the Sowkind Movement, how I advocate for the Sowkind Nonprofit, and how it all got started. If you are new around here, welcome to the table! You can…… Continue reading The 2022 Sowkind Advent[ure] Has Begun!

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Worth Your Time: A Word on Worthiness

Worth noun the value equivalent to that of someone or something under consideration; the level at which someone or something deserves to be valued or rated: “they had to listen to every piece of gossip and judge its worth” Worthy adjective having or showing the qualities or abilities that merit recognition in a specified way:…… Continue reading Worth Your Time: A Word on Worthiness