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Perfectly imperfect…

Last night we took down the Christmas tree and packed it all away. It seems impossible to think that another year could pass so quickly. This time last year, I was beginning to anticipate the last part of pregnancy with my son. I daydreamed a lot about what two children would be like and whether [...]

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Discovery in the flaws…

After much work editing and formatting, I looked over the proof copy that arrived. I wasn't sure what I would discover, but I didn't expect to see all of the flaws and imperfections. There were stray commas peppered on the pages, spacing didn't seem to be aligned, and words missing started jumping out at me. How [...]

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Weekend coffee share…

If we were having coffee, I would tell you all about our weekend cooped up in the house. Friday night brought us a wave of sleet which turned into a mild snow shower for most of the day on Saturday. The mixture of ice and snow resulted in closed roads and cancellations. The temperatures were [...]

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Lay down your burdens…

There is something about this time of year that seems to spread people thin. Whether it is finances, illnesses, family issues, or other burdens...well, they seem magnified during the holiday season with the frantic rush to get things done, show up to parties, and buy gifts (for most these days, this means trying to come up [...]

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Look for the lights…

As we pulled onto the main road in the town where my mother-in-law lives, we saw a house lit up with Christmas lights. Our three year-old daughter exclaimed, "Lights!" She gleefully clapped her hands and asked for more 'happy lights'. Since it was Thanksgiving weekend, when most people begin to decorate for the holidays, my [...]