Month: November 2017

Scandal: You’re Not Immune

As I sipped my coffee yesterday, I pulled up the news on my phone and saw the latest shocker:  Matt Lauer fired from his job as one of the anchors of NBC’s Today Show.  Harvey, then Kevin, then Charlie… a head-spinning series of downfalls of prominent men, especially in the world of politics, entertainment and media.  Both female and male …

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Giving Thanks for Everything

As many of you know, I have a little two-year old friend living with me.  It’s been an adjustment transforming from a single, carefree woman to a mama of a toddler.  Though at times it’s been tough, it’s also brought a lot of laughs and smiles too.  What I didn’t anticipate was how much this little boy would teach me. …

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Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

Academically speaking, I am an above average test taker. I have a good memory, study well, and don’t panic when I sit down in front of a test. Years of experience have taught me that I can face a test for which I am prepared with confidence. But I am still afraid of tests. In my experience, most people are …

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Grafted In

Every spring and summer I like to pretend that I have a green thumb.  I plant a somewhat elaborate vegetable garden.  And then the reality sets in.  When half of my plants die off, I realize that my thumb isn’t green at all.  I’m not sure what color it is, but it’s definitely not green!  But I’m thankful that our …

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