Family

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The oldest three of my four sons have been taking karate for over half a year now. They’ve earned their orange belts, and I am a proud mother who signed […]

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I’d once met this man who nonchalantly told me this unforgettable story. This story of how he’d picked up this painting at a yard sale. And he hadn’t really thought […]

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My sister was always the one who would jump out of bed in the dark early morning on Christmas day to wake the rest of us to open presents. She’s […]

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As we walk after school she says, Mama. The kids said mean things to me. And I sigh. So I counsel and hold and I sway with eight-year-old bony shoulders […]

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Wake Up Call

Oct 21, 2014 by

The summer after I graduated from law school, I had a lot on my plate. I was studying for the bar exam, finalizing plans for my wedding, living by myself […]

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My eyes popped open and my heart raced when my phone buzzed at 1:00 a.m.. Good news isn’t usually delivered at that hour. I hopped out of bed and grabbed […]

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Oftentimes, in the rough places of life, I figuratively pack up my bags and hike down a steep, winding road of despair. And I camp out there. Five years ago, […]

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Every True Thing

Oct 1, 2014 by

I’m teaching the importance of words. I hope my kids learn this. But first I have to learn it myself and these lessons are hard learned. Words matter. The things […]