Tag: love

  • All My Favorite People

    All My Favorite People

    Some of my friends quit church long ago, disappointed and/or hurt by a hierarchy of patriarchy, a system designed specifically to suppress the voices of all but the men in power. Just this past week I heard a woman with a doctorate declare that the[..]
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  • Dare to Be Happy

    Dare to Be Happy

    In a quiet place in my kitchen hangs a chalkboard. I walk by it a gazillion times a day, going to the garage, going to get a broom, going to feed the dogs a treat. I don't read the words on the board everytime I[..]
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  • Family Matters

    Family Matters

    Fittingly, tributes have poured in from around the world for President George H.W. Bush, who is being laid to rest this week, following a long and by all accounts, a joyous life. I, like so many, was moved to tears by the remarks George W.[..]
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  • Flying UN Flag for the 4th: Gold Star daughter explains

    Flying UN Flag for the 4th: Gold Star daughter explains

    I had an opportunity recently to go around the neighborhood and meet my neighbors. We are all new here. I met a nurse from Texas, a soldier from Portland, a retired life flight fella who is Jewish, an immigrant from Germany, two moms of toddlers.[..]
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  • Stuff My Wife Says

    Stuff My Wife Says

      [caption id="attachment_3826" align="aligncenter" width="751"] Photo by Julie Utterback[/caption] I noticed the items in the limping man's cart - six boxes of Haagen-Daz ice cream, three bags of kitty litter. I nodded to Tim. "Good choices, heh?" Tim smiled. The man wore a scuffed up[..]
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  • Other People’s Children

    Other People’s Children

    She started coming around the house when she was an itty-bitty thing, knee-high to a water-bug or thereabouts. She'd come to play dollies with the girls in the "museum" room. That's what everyone called the formal living room back in the day because nobody ever[..]
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  • An Interview with Leon Logothetis: The Kindness Diaries

    An Interview with Leon Logothetis: The Kindness Diaries

    Editor's Note:  When I told friends on Facebook that I was excited to interview someone I was in awe of, people started trying to figure out who it would be: Former President Jimmy Carter? Morgan Freeman? Not one person suggested it would be Leon Logothetis.[..]
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  • That Moment of True Christmas

    That Moment of True Christmas

    [caption id="attachment_2721" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Books are always a go-to gift in this house .This year's theme was on famous artists.[/caption] Christmas is a bit discombobulated this year, with two of our four kids celebrating the season in Georgia. I always figured on me being the[..]
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  • A Most Fortunate Daughter

    A Most Fortunate Daughter

      I am a white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, straight woman who for many years has identified as an Evangelical (in the strictest dictionary sense of that word, not the political one) for decades now. In other words, I'm a most fortunate daughter. There are certain assumptions[..]
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