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Today I had a short date with my dear friend. (You’ll remember from a previous blog that we get together every so often and meet for just one sharing-packed hour.) As we stood and chatted while she perked our coffee, I quietly worried that we wouldn’t have enough time for […]

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Come on Over!

The theme that ran throughout my day today was hospitality—what it is and what it needn’t be. I started the morning with one of my sweet mentees coming to my house for our monthly get together. I did not clean because that is against my doctor’s orders. I picked up […]

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How My Week of Couch Rest Inspired Me

I’ve been kinda quiet this week on the blog and social media. I’m still on “couch rest” letting my foot heal from having a ganglion cyst removed. I’m very comfortable and have no complaints. But I’ve noticed that my required sedentary condition affects my inspiration. As I look back on […]

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The Unspoken Obstacle to Friendship We All Deal With

At first I thought it was just me. But then I saw two videos about it on social media. If something makes it to becoming a video on social media then it’s a real issue, right?! The thing I thought was just me is awkwardness in making new friends. With […]

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Finding Real Friendships that Work

Something I found interesting today—three times in the past several weeks I have been asked to speak on the same topic—friendship. Each group requested this topic, not knowing I have been asked by another group. It wasn’t a situation where word got around and another group asked me to do […]

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You Had Me at Homemade Whipped Cream

  This morning when I knew Kelsey, Caleb, and Harvey would be here for supper I thought—Perfect time to try out a new recipe! Immediately I knew I wanted to try this shortbread recipe with homemade whipped cream. Caleb loves homemade whipped cream and I knew everyone would love the […]

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Flowers and Cake!

Summery tablescape and cake. You guessed it. It’s time for my small group to start up after summer break. Today was all about preparation. This morning I worked on the material for Saturday again. Hey, in school I studied a lot. I need a lot of prep for a big […]

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The Opposite of Monday

Today was the opposite of Monday. Today family and friends were in and out of the house all day. It was wonderful. We didn’t have anything special going on—just the randomness of life. One of my dear friends and her husband are staying with us while they visit family and […]

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