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Are You “Not Quite Right”?

May 12, 2015
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The coffee bin in this picture is not quite right.  The lid that is supposed to keep our coffee air tight doesn’t quite get the job done.  Why don’t I buy a new one?  Because … before Austin died, he snuck this item into the grocery cart one day. When I asked him about it, … Read more Are You “Not Quite Right”?

Are You a Dripping Faucet?

April 22, 2015
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Have you ever had this problem?  Have you ever had a sink that went … drip…drip…drip… So, you got the wrench and you tightened everything you could see to tighten on that sink.  But…drip…drip…drip… Arrgghhh!  A dripping faucet is so annoying ~ right?  How many of you have nagged your husband to PLEASE fix that … Read more Are You a Dripping Faucet?

Are You Surrounded? Maybe It’s Time to Surrender.

April 14, 2015
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Do you remember when you were a kid and you would crouch down to get a closer look at something that caught your eye?  Or maybe you now have kids of your own and they are always slowing you down by stopping to look, pick something up, touch something you were passing by. The photo … Read more Are You Surrounded? Maybe It’s Time to Surrender.

How You Can Choose Faith, Not Fear

March 31, 2015
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This picture is our son, Ethan, during the summer when he was five.  You can’t tell by the picture how high he is, but let this Mom tell you that my heart was racing.  It was a little bit dangerous. But…I let him climb.  And…I prayed.  Since we lost Austin to something as mundane as strep … Read more How You Can Choose Faith, Not Fear

3 Ideas to Help You Grab Gratitude and Push Out Pain

March 23, 2015
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This is Austin Lee the day before his 3rd birthday.  He picked out his birthday cake and made it mostly by himself…cracking the eggs and everything!  I helped a little, of course, but he really tackled it.  He was way too mature for his age.  I am grateful now for his maturity because it allowed us to … Read more 3 Ideas to Help You Grab Gratitude and Push Out Pain

Mighty Monday ~ What to do When Life Gives You a Sucker Punch ~ Part 1

March 16, 2015
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This is a picture of me being goofy at our family reunion last summer.  The question I get asked most often is, “how do you do it?”  You see, at this reunion we would be missing my brother, Jeff, who died in a car accident in 1989, when he was 23.  And, more recently, in 2008, … Read more Mighty Monday ~ What to do When Life Gives You a Sucker Punch ~ Part 1