“Thank You, God, for Sticks to Hit My Friends with.”

Do you have a kid that’s driving you crazy? My mother-in-law, Peggy, tells me that when my husband was little she used to cry herself to sleep at night. What was she to do? Her son Bruce was stubborn, feisty, prone to start fights, and known by the neighborhood mothers as a trouble maker. But seriously, […]

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I See You!

The last time my sister, Kristen, saw her husband, Rob, he was on the way out the door to do a favor for a total stranger. When she asked why he was doing this, he said “I am paying it forward.” He and the stranger died in a single-engine plane crash a few hours later. That […]

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The Day My Marriage Went to Tupperware Hell and Back

When Forgiveness Demands No Apology. In some ways, 2009 was one of our worst years and it peaked for me in the now infamous Tupperware fight. The year before we lost 25,000 dollars on a failed adoption when Carly decided to keep the baby. Then, in 2009, the economic downturn hit us hard and a real estate investment […]

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How Did I Get From There to Here? That Is A Long Story. This Is A Short Post.

I hate to admit it, but painful experiences have been defining moments in my life. Who I am today has not been shaped as much by the things in my life that turned out right, but by the things that went all wrong. If I am kind and empathetic person, if you feel I understand something about you, then we […]

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My husband is an Air Force chaplain. This is his favorite. Click to see more memorial statues.
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