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Military Holidays

This last week, memories have been coming in hard and heavy, reminding me what military life can be like.  Right this moment I feel like we’re living a somewhat normal life.  My husband is on shore duty and we’re going … Continue reading

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A Man Like My Dad

I’m sure you’ve heard that girls pick husbands who remind them of their fathers.  I don’t know how true it is all the time, but sometimes I’m sure it plays out.  In my case, I wasn’t looking for anything specific, … Continue reading

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Part of Something

What are we missing?  Suicide rates are booming.  Rates in every age group between 15 and 84 has increased in the last decade and a half.  We are all too familiar with the number of school shootings in the US … Continue reading

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Roots

  Roots provide a base, right?  They are the foundation for growth.  A tree doesn’t merely sit on the ground, it grows deep and strong into it so that it can grow upward and outward toward the sun as well.  There’s … Continue reading

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Awareness

Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree.  Isn’t that how the song goes?  Apparently there’s some discussion about whether the singer is returning from prison or war…but does it really matter?  He’s asking to be remembered and for … Continue reading

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Open Up Your Heart

Yesterday I woke up with a song in my head.  I hummed it all morning, but just this one part, which wasn’t even the chorus. Open up your heart and just let it begin. Open up your heart and just … Continue reading

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Family Secrets

Every family has secrets.  These things kept quiet might not be all bad, but some secrets may be and those can be destructive.  They may leave decades of questioning, guilt, or unnecessary pain.  They may restrict victims or family members … Continue reading

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