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Moment of Truth Monday

Running has always been a natural tendency of mine. Not in the lace up your shoes and pound the pavement kind of way, but from circumstances and situations. It’s instinctive, really. I was created with a small dose of fight, and an excessive amount of flight! After years of hindsight, I figured out that fear…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Diving competition took us to Atlanta, Georgia several years ago. We watched multiple sessions of diving, visited Olympic Park, caught up with old friends, and consumed too many calories (thank you, chicken and waffles). Of all the wonderful experiences on that trip, there was one that stood out among the rest. During a break in…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Wearing a disguise, pretending to be someone/something else, and escaping the ordinary daily routine was my favorite part of Halloween as a child. The distinct scent of plastic costumes was second only to the smell of a new iron-on t-shirt from Peggy’s Top Shop. Along with my sisters, we collected candy in pillowcases, stayed out…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

I love denim. If one pair of jeans is good, then 10 pairs is obviously better. I might own denim shirts in a variety of colors. If a girl could marry denim, this one already did. Tracking with me? I used to think this obsession {let’s just call it what it is, friends} was contained…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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One Decision Changed my Friendships

A couple of years ago I made a decision that had an impact I could NOT have imagined. I was scrolling, actually probably more like trolling, through social media one morning when I saw a tweet that caught my eye. It invited readers to apply for a book launch team. My book-loving self wanted to…… Continue reading One Decision Changed my Friendships

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Exciting Announcement

One night, while curled up on the couch, my husband entered the room talking about an email he opened. He used words that sounded ill-fitting and unfamiliar. Devotional. Two more contributions. He noted the confusion on my face and invited me to come read the email myself. The next several moments unfolded in slow-motion. My…… Continue reading Exciting Announcement

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A Relevant Mini-Lesson: Show, Don’t Tell

Entering the classroom, books falling from my one arm embrace, energized me. Carting around my tiny stool and endless sharpened pencils was purposeful, but my greatest reward was cultivating student writers. Working as a writing specialist was my favorite role as an elementary teacher. My job was to enter a classroom, honor the environment, teach a…… Continue reading A Relevant Mini-Lesson: Show, Don’t Tell