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talking death and helicopters in the carpool line

The conversations with my kids while driving them home from school have been laced with uncertainty over the last couple of days. My 10 year old daughter Lily has become entrenched in knowing every detail of Kobe Bryant and his daughter’s sudden and surprising death. (And the others riding with them.) As she jumps into […]

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How to Tell If You’re Living in Faith or Fear

Springtime is in full bloom over here in Texas, which means we’ve got pretty flowers blooming and hailstorms brewing.  I can’t help but notice how amazingly accurate nature demonstrates how life can be for us. All pretty and enjoyable – then WHACK – out of the blue we’re hit in the head by a piece of […]

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The Gift of Resiliency

My friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer – leukemia. Stephanie took Baby Girl to her pediatrician to ask about the sore on her face and that visit led to a cancer diagnosis. Baby Girl wasn’t even two years old yet, still wearing diapers, cute frilly dresses and playing with an Elmo doll. At Baby Girl’s […]

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Getting The Best View

While sweating and watching my trembling arms and legs in a hot yoga class just a couple of weeks ago, the toned, tall, beautifully spoken yoga teacher guiding us through the grueling class started to tell a story. At that point she could have told the story of Little Red Riding Hood and I would […]