Who’s ready for pumpkin?

It was all of 58 degrees at our first soccer game this morning. I just adore fall, and this was our very first sign of its impending arrival.  My heart was so full as thought about the good things to come – apple pie, cozy sweaters, soup on the stove, and a trip to the pumpkin patch. Yep, that little preview of…

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The power of being picked

My kids came home tonight talking about kickball. My oldest daughter doesn’t usually want to play it at recess (let’s just say that apple didn’t fall far from this tree), but as you might suspect, it’s one of my son’s favorite games. Today though, my daughter decided (and I quote) “to be brave and just…

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Is it really that easy?

Allow me to preface this post by explaining that my husband routinely refers to me as “The Orchid” because I have approximately a one degree fahrenheit range in which I am comfortable inhabiting this Earth. One degree warmer and I’m all “I’m dying in this house – is our AC even working?” One degree colder and it’s “God,…

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Who are you letting push you?

This morning, I had coffee with one of my best friends. She’s someone who doesn’t let me off the hook even when I’m squirming with discomfort in conversation; she’s fearless that way.  I don’t always love it when we get into a challenging topic, because being pushed is never exactly fun. But I value it, because her push is my nudge to grow.…

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