A movie was playing at the local theater and my daughter, April, asked three girls from work if they’d like to go. Two said yes, but Celine said no–without giving any reason. April told me it initially had the sting of rejection, but later she respected Celine for being so candid. Celine had been studying…

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Six-figure income, tall, thin, sports car and homeowner. Yep, single people usually have at least a mental checklist of characteristics they want to see in their future spouse. I’ve had several share their lists with me and I’ve seen “must haves” right down to the eye color. When they ask what I think, it’s hard…

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I managed a gift shop for about six months when I was between jobs, and the staff was so drama-filled they made Keeping Up With The Kardashians look boring. Pat claimed she couldn’t afford a place to live so she called the local hotel her home–yet it cost a small fortune to reside there; she…

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Being asked to start a women’s group in the fledgling church I attended was right up my alley.  Immediately a picture forged in my mind of women who had a divine GO in their spirits, who walked in Sarah-like faith with Deborah-like bravery.   But there needed to be one defining word to sum up the…

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When I was a kid I lived close to a children’s amusement park, appropriately named, “Kiddie Land”.  The most adult ride there was the famous Tilt-a-Whirl.  I longed for the day I was allowed to ride it.  But once I did, I wished I hadn’t.  No sooner did the whirling start, I wanted off. The…

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Schizo, short for schizophrenic, refers to people who have a long-term mental disorder that causes a sense of fragmentation in their mind.  Somewhere in their thoughts, emotions or behavior, there is a breakdown–a gap–which leads to faulty perceptions and inappropriate actions.   So what got me thinking about schizophrenia?  The gap that I see between…

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The first thing I noticed were the size of her hands–large, but neatly manicured and nails impeccably polished.  Silky skirt, tailored blouse, boots and a beautiful blonde wig–yet the size of her hands let me know that “she” had been born a “he”.   We were shopping almost shoulder to shoulder in the ladies’ department.…

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It is so rare to find that person that you click with. That one you find intriguing and have a desire to get to know better. But when you come across one, you know it, there is a spark. I can meet one hundred new people, be friendly and kind to them all, but at…

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I wrote this blog last year and thought it fitting to repost. So many are fearful right now–that is understandable. May this inspire us to “roar back” rather than succumbing to the anxiety of the day as we allow the Lion to rise up from within! When you enter a room full of people, do…

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Recently I had a disturbing dream.  I was in a long narrow room full of women.  I only recognized two of the ladies–Liz and Jenny.   Liz held up a very expensive designer purse that she had won in a contest.  She already had plenty of designer purses so she asked who would like to have…

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