The Heart of the Matter

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Think back to your favorite characters in a well-loved movie or novel. What is it that you remember most about them? The way they dressed? How they spoke? Their personality traits—the essence of who they were and what made them unique? Granted, the story was probably the first thing that drew your interest, but without characters there wouldn’t have been a …

Writing Life and the In-Betweens

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As busy mom to a high school senior, the last few weeks have been a flurry of activity. Graduation countdown is officially on! Oh, my goodness. It seems surreal. I’ve shared some of this year’s poignant moments (like this one and this one) with you. And if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’ve enjoyed a double dose of mama-isms. Recently, darling …

Four Inspirational Thoughts for Your Weekend

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Life in the Ozarks this time of year is a delicate balance of give and take. We’re well into spring, and with it comes a welcomed respite from the weariness of winter. (Say that one fast. 🙂 ) While the warmer temperatures are wonderful, the mornings are still cool enough for jackets. We relish the sunshine and warmth, but we …

Would Jesus and Santa Claus Be Friends?

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I still remember the day I found out Santa Claus wasn’t real. At least in human form. I was seven years old and one of the neighbor kids took it upon herself to break it to me gently. “What are you? Stupid?” She laughed, satisfied her disclosure had hit its mark. “There’s no Santa Claus. Moms and Dads are the …