Category Archives: Life in General

The Monster in Me

“I mean, what kind of a monster am I?” Even as I laughed at my friend’s rhetorical question, the essence of her question continues to resonate with me. You see these last few days, maybe even weeks, I haven’t really … Continue reading

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Building Wings

A girlfriend shared with me this week how teachers at her child’s school need to almost physically remove parents from their classrooms each morning. The problem sounds familiar. Why else would the principle at our elementary school need to incessantly … Continue reading

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Finding Freedom to Love

  What a picture my friend Jaime from J-Me Photography provided this week! Our system works like this: when I have a topic for the week’s post, I shoot Jaime an email with something like, “It looks like the topic … Continue reading

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Izzy Squared

With much thanks to Molly Burke-Mattocks and Kari Vandervelde, and of course, their Izzy girls. Please stop by and read their blogs izzystory.com and teamvandervelde.wordpress.com. One night, as is so often the case, I couldn’t shut off my thoughts. I … Continue reading

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Language Salat(d)

Language salat(d) is commonly served up at our house. It’s colorful with heavily-accented English words thrown randomly into German sentences. Or in my case when an English word hides somewhere in the chaos of my brain, the German word steps … Continue reading

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Drawn to the Road

In my head the layout of our three-week trip to the States seemed clear-cut. Warm Florida weather and a closet to clean out in northwest Indiana were the cornerstones; everything else would revolve are them. A road-trip seemed inevitable (We … Continue reading

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The Adventure Ahead

 As I dreamed of the adventure ahead of me, I saw a white beach with me on it, absorbing the heat of the sun. The sun’s rays burned out the last of the infection following me these last weeks, taking … Continue reading

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