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Elf On The Shelf: I Did Not See That Coming

Do a quick Pinterest search for the Elf on the Shelf, and you’ll find headlines like these: 75 easy ideas [...]
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The Golden Light of Endings

In his book, I Wrote This For You, Iaian Thomas wrote a breathtaking poem that I can’t stop thinking about. [...]
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A Thousand Small, Glittering Kindnesses

Today, I’ve been thinking about the time when we were on a layover at the airport and a young man [...]
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A Slice of Cake Never Made Anybody Fat

I didn’t write this, but I wish I did.  And I don’t know who needs to hear this, but I [...]
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Mary Hurried

A Few Days Later, Mary Hurried.

A Few Days Later, Mary Hurried. These words lit up on the page today. I love when I see something [...]
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The Champions of December: A Love Note to the Teachers

Let’s talk about who’s really killing it during the month of December: The Teachers. They’re planning units that are the [...]
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She Knows What’s Beautiful

My pastor told the story this weekend of a now-famous experiment conducted by Gene Weingarten from the Washington Post.  Weingarten [...]
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Waymaking at the Train Station

I am sitting in Denver’s Union Station. I’m not taking a train anywhere, but the station is pure magic to [...]
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Trees and Lights and Timing: Let It Be

‘Tis the season for all the sparkly things. I live in a house divided, and the majority of us are [...]
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Dynamic Duos and “The Guy with the Hoe”

Today makes seventeen halloweens. And I have very little to do with any of it.  I’m now the comfy lady [...]
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The Thing about a Parade

I’ve been in my share of parades. Probably more than my share, actually. Marching band parades, down the main street [...]
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Confused and Full of Cheese

I wrote this week that we have now officially entered the week of the year when I have no idea [...]
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“Favored.”

My first husband died eleven years ago, on the morning of December 23, 2010. In the days to follow, I [...]
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Repeat the Sounding Joy

I have been thinking of the words, “Let every heart prepare him room.” As we prepare our homes, decorate our [...]
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Halloweens Past: I’m the Cozy Sweatered Lady Now

I’m feeling the wonder of autumn tonight. (It’s probably because peeling apples makes me feel like a domestic goddess. I [...]
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Forty-Two

I have turned forty-two.  And so far, my senses are on hyperbolic overload with all that forty-two has already shown [...]
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Thirteen Lessons I Learned from My Dad

Thirteen Things I Learned from my Dad: 1. If you’re going to get in trouble at school, let it be [...]
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Easter Baskets. I Can Talk About It Now.

I made a fatal error this week. Its name is Easter Baskets.  For a while I couldn’t talk about it, [...]
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Thank you, Mary.

I remember when each of my boys was born, the sweet relief of holding them, meeting them, beginning this new [...]
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That Time When I Lost a Manuscript

Tricia said: “Laptop, Open Manuscript.” And the Laptop said, “File Not Found.” Tricia said: “Look again, laptop.  Find it, please.” [...]
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