Category Archives: things that matter

Confidence

Let me tell you about my middle school basketball experience. I sucked. Seriously. I was the girl who sat on the bench and watched all the good kids play their hearts out. I cheered them on. I handed them their … Continue reading

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A Treasure of Truth

I am absolutely, positively horrible at remembering things. Anything. I have to write down birthdays and anniversaries. I have to keep a book of passwords. I have post-its and a very full calendar to help me remember my daily tasks. … Continue reading

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…already?

I often hear this time of year, “Man, I can’t believe it’s Christmas already!” and “Where does the time go?” Have you ever thought these thoughts? I have. Mostly because all the things I felt I wanted to accomplish over … Continue reading

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Every Family Tells a Story

Every Monday, dad would whip up a special “Words of the Week” post to get our week started. I am not as good at finding special quotes or funny comics so I will have to rely on my siblings for … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Miss

It’s Friday … or Saturday … or Sunday … no Monday. But it is still time for Five Minute Friday. Under Kate Motaung’s direction at http://katemotaung.com/2016/05/05/five-minute-friday-miss/, hundreds of bloggers rally around a themed word and, well, write for five minutes. … Continue reading

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Donald Trump et al

I don’t usually like to post about politics. But I am going to make an exception today, primarily on the Republican Party, but politics on both sides of the aisle this election cycle. There is an ugly mood out there. … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Time

It’s Friday — okay, Saturday — so it’s time for this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. The exercise joins over 100 writers around the world, all transforming their thoughts into words on a specific prompt word for just five … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Meet … Greet, Thanks and Praise

I’m going to deviate a little from this week’s Five Minute Friday (a day late) to expand the prompt from MEET to MEET, GREET, THANKS and PRAISE. Accordingly, it will be more than five minutes (but, hopefully, not  much more). … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Open

It’s Saturday, which means I’m officially {again} a day late for my Five Minute Friday post. But I am here and I am ready to join my fellow FMF-ers in sharing our thoughts. Check them out at Kate’s place (http://katemotaung.com/2015/02/19/five-minute-friday-open/). … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Dear …

Since Kate has taken over Five Minute Friday (http://katemotaung.com/2014/12/04/five-minute-friday-dear-and-an-e-book-for-you/), the word prompts have tended to more … challenging. Instead of just a single word, they tend to make you think about how the word pairs with other thoughts. This week, … Continue reading

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