Category Archives: Beauty

Thinkin’ about my daughter~

Oh, how blessed I am to have a wise, honorable, and beautiful daughter. O.K. I have two, but today is Alexandra’s day. I want to celebrate today! It seems like yesterday that my journey as a mom began, and yet, … Continue reading

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On things I want my kids to know and/or remember ðŸ’¬

Above all, always love. Even the annoying coworker, friend, and family member. Also, love your enemies. No one should be exempt from your love. As you rise in the morning remember it’s your job to love. This, above all else. … Continue reading

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Good grief and what’s really important

My mom said the other day ‘there’s nothing like paralysis to make you hyper-aware of what’s really important and what to let go.’ That’s a theme that has been on my mind for some time now, long before 2016 started. … Continue reading

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On In Earnest Magazine and ‘cracked pots’

I admire all the girls who contribute to this publication –  In Earnest. It’s an interesting and fun online magazine. Of course, one contributor in particular stands out to me. Check out their Mother’s Day tribute and see if you can … Continue reading

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On legacies ~ on Mother’s Day (almost)

Hey you three! Yeah you, Alexandra, Ariana & Samuel. This song came up on my playlist the other day and I became overwhelmed with gratitude that I was chosen to be your Mom. You may think it ‘cheesy’, but as I … Continue reading

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On daughters & birthday celebrations

Still relishing the memories from an all too quick weekend.  Ariana came home this weekend with her boyfriend Conner. They left their crazy schedules and tiny apartments to   come to Virginia and put all that International Culinary Center expertise … Continue reading

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On desiring mercy and not sacrifice~

I have been on a spiritual journey of sorts most of my life. It has really intensified over the past 13 or so years, but especially the past 6 years. The intensity started over a short conversation with my daughter … Continue reading

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Re: The ravaged bride…

These words paint a daunting picture, but they are powerful and beautiful. “The church has been entrusted with the sacred responsibility of being the broken and beautiful people of God for the world.  But I understand this is not always … Continue reading

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Wake me up to joy, beauty & wonder

I could not title this, Best Sermon Ever, because I’ve already used that….  although it may be.  Yes, I’m posting a link to another.  But it is so good.  Regardless of what you believe or if you do not believe … Continue reading

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On Wendell Berry ~

Last year about this time my daughter, Ariana, took the bus down from New York City to come home for a night because Wendell Berry would be appearing at the Kennedy Center the next evening.  We did not have tickets … Continue reading

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