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‘Pinching Shoes’

I’ve become a lazy blogger. One of the downsides (and it may be the ONLY downside, actually) of writing a book is that I’m neglectful of this blog, which I really enjoy. I have stacks of things I want to write about here, but need to spend most quiet moments trying to meet the March […]

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A Bit of a Scrape

Since last Friday I’ve sported quite the scrape across my lower left cheek (on my face). Since it’s not disfiguring and healing nicely, I have to say I’ve taken a bit of a fancy to it. Actually, not so much to the scrape itself, but to the mystique of having it. It’s funny how differently […]

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Playing House

Yesterday my husband and I went to parent-teacher conferences for our daughter’s preschool. While there we found out everything we already knew—that she could be sweet, stubborn, shy or outgoing. That she does as she’s told—yet shows a comfort in saying “no.” We also heard that she loves to play “house”—busily taking care of many babies […]

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Your Identity in Christ

If you’re a person (or maybe I should just say “a woman”—men probably get a different answer) who’s ever wrestled with your identity and if you run with the church crowd, you’ve heard this: Find your identity in Christ. Am I right? As part of the book I’m working on, I maintain that this is a good answer to the […]

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Knee-Deep in Stereotypes

For the past couple weeks as I’ve been cranking out chapters for my book (yikes! the manuscript is due in just over two months!), I’ve found myself knee deep in the issue of stereotypes, labels and assumptions. In fact, everywhere I look, it seems people are talking about the ill effects of trying to live up […]

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Walk Free

If you read my two earlier posts, you can see I’ve been wrestling with some things that totally aggravate me. But I need to switch gears—it’s Christmas, after all! So here’s a quick thought: Yesterday I found myself doing something I hadn’t done in who knows how long: I walked through a couple of familiar […]

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What’s Your ‘Pebble’?

A few weeks ago, my five-year-old son asked, “Mom, what’s your pebble?”  “Huh?” I asked back. “Your PEB-BLE,” he said. “You know, like how my left foot is smaller than my other one…”  I resisted the “huh?” again, even though I had no idea what he was talking about—pebbles or foot size (his feet are the same size, […]

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Leading with Your Real Life

To those of you who clicked over from Gifted For Leadership, sorry about the repeat! You can scroll down for some original stuff that never appeared at GFL. To the rest of you, here’s what I posted at GFL this week: The Gift of Being Real I should’ve trusted the worship leaders at my church […]

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Let’s Talk Fake IDs—Part II

Here are a few more questions. This time they’re more on the loss of self: Describe a time or a situation when you feel most energized and most like yourself. I’ve heard the loss of self that accompanies motherhood described as an “epidemic.” Can you relate to that? If so, how? Can you think of […]

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Let’s Talk Fake IDs–Part I

I have a wonderful group of women who’ve agreed to help me out with some stories and “research” for my book. While I’ve emailed them the questions, I also said I’d post some of them online—in the event they’d rather answer them there or to spark some conversation. Anyone is welcome—and encouraged!—to respond. Here’s the […]

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