A blogger and a father and a Jewish funeral

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There’s a constant push and pull inside of me. There is knowing the inevitability of death and there is the denial of that reality. If we don’t think about it or read about it or talk about it, then it’s as if it’s not really there. When Oren Miller passed away on Saturday, it was […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Overcoming Post-Vacation Anxiety

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For probably the 4th year in a row, we were able to plan a weeklong escape to Florida right when winter seemed to have us in its clutches. I know I’ll be going back to it but I feel ready to face the inevitable end of winter. I cam practically hear the robins singing and see […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Having a Cold, Cold Heart

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While my thoughts today were inspired by the unseasonably frigid temperatures, I’m actually in a much warmer climate on vacation. It’s made me realize how easy it is to forget your every day reality when you escape from it. And for me, especially right now, this escape is exactly what I needed. Here’s my 5 […]

Are you psychically skeptical? This might change your mind.

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  What happens when you take a little girl and send her to a Lutheran Sunday School, put her in a Methodist children’s choir, and then take her to churches full of autoharps and holy rollers? Well, just read my blog and you’ll find out. I’ve grown up in a mixed bag of Christianity. I’ve […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Losing My Blogging Mojo

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This week felt like my first real brain dump. It’s been hard to let go of my writing. A lot harder than when I used to do this. So I’m thinking maybe this exercise is a good one for me. When I wrote this entry, I started in one direction and felt like my fingers carried […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Don’t Let Me Be Those Women

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Every time I sit down to do a writing exercise like this, I find myself always reflecting on myself. Usually it’s the physical self but sometimes it’s the emotional and/or mental self. It’s not that I’m self-centered. I think that it’s simply taking five minutes out of my week to let my brain go and […]

The images that come when you Google yourself

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A few days ago, I was following a thread that the lovely Amy Bellgardt from MomSpark had posted on Facebook. She had apparently done a Google search of her name (which, trust me, is something anyone online should do from time to time) and looked at the images that were returned. She shared with us one […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: The Sisterhood of Motherhood

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Truth be told, I usually write these posts on Saturday night so I’m prepared for the link up on Sunday morning. I do keep telling myself that I should write my 5 minutes when the mood strikes and just save it to post on Sunday. Instead, I scrambled out of a near slumber to get […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Breaking my own rules

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It’s Sunday and whether or not you attend some sort of worship service, I think Sunday is the ideal time for quiet reflection and a time to release a lot of what’s jumbled up inside our heads. Sometimes it’s a release. Sometimes it provides clarity. And sometimes, like this morning for me, it’s simply therapeutic. […]

Blogmas 2014: The Best of the Rest

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If Blogmas seemed small to you this year, it’s because it was. I had a much smaller selection of entries but I loved all of them and I’m always so honored when people submit their posts for me to read and feature. I usually read everything once and assign a pseudo-category like “funny” or “heartfelt” […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: What’s a gallbladder for anyway?

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In case you missed it last Sunday, I decided to resurrect my stream of consciousness series on Sunday mornings. I started it a few years ago and then turned it over to someone else who isn’t doing it anymore. I don’t know if I needed permission to take it back but I decided I needed […]