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5 Big Life Lessons from My Tiny Newborn

As I write this, it is about three months since I gave birth to my first baby, Hudson. I feel that I am still emerging from what I like to call, “Babyland.” It’s a twilight zone where days and nights … Continue reading

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Good Questions in Hard Places

Tonight, as I sat on my back porch, and the rain fell lightly, I reflected on  recent difficulties. My husband have been in a waiting period for a while, trying to determine plans for the future. It looks as if … Continue reading

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Spring is coming

I’ve been feeling a little down lately, overwhelmed by personal, familial, work, and global issues. Today, after school, instead of going home and sleeping, like I really wanted to do, I forced myself to take a walk by the river … Continue reading

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Stages of Grief

While I was recently studying for my social work licensing exam, I came across a mnemonic device designed to remember the stages of grief: DABDA. D- Depression A- Anger B- Bargaining D- Denial A- Acceptance While this has not been … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Suffering & Hope

In response to a comment below (italicized) referring to my last post, I offer not an answer, but some thoughts. I write humbly, as I am certainly no theologian or expert in these matters:  Let’s see, how can I ask … Continue reading

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Emmanuel, God With Us

As a school therapist in 2 different inner-city schools, I have many ups and downs in my day. I have joyful, playful, and hopeful moments with kids and parents. I play more Mancala (which every single kid has different rules … Continue reading

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Life in a Nursing Home

Within the first year and 3 months of our marriage, at 28 and 32, my husband and I moved into a nursing home. We had our own cozy room, ate all of our meals with the other residents, and made … Continue reading

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