Monthly Archives: March 2011

Basset vs. Boston

Margie has been having her “cousin” Sophie the Boston terrier for a three-day sleep-over.  It has been a lesson in celebrating our differences and learning to co-exist. Margie is a basset hound.  She is also spoiled rotten.  She likes to … Continue reading

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Et Tu Brute?

Betrayal:  the word itself is enough to cause a knot in the stomach.  Someone you trust turns against you, and nothing is ever the same.  Some of us experience betrayal early in life; to others it comes later, but it … Continue reading

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The Punctuation of Life

I am looking forward to today because today I get to lecture on one of my favorite subjects: Renaissance Art.  I have been able to get ahead a little lately and my powerpoint for this lecture has been finished for … Continue reading

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My Life as a Competition Mom

Last night my life as a competition mom came to an end when my youngest son won the Triad Idol competition.  It was a short run, but very educational.  It started a little less than three years ago, in the … Continue reading

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Good Grief

Sometimes life is a burden.  Just putting one foot in front of the other becomes difficult; there’s a point where breathing in and out can become a chore.  Sadness and pain pile on until I feel I am suffocating.  I … Continue reading

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Apathy=Lack of Heart

We have been working our way through the first chapter of C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man in our Humanities meetings the last two Wednesdays.  The conversation is stimulating, thought-provoking, and encouraging.  Yesterday we were discussing the idea of the … Continue reading

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My Pal Job

In January of 2003 George and I traveled to Myrtle Beach for the annual C&MA Pastor’s Retreat.  That’s right: January is when pastors can afford to go to the beach.  As we drove we listened to a poem written by … Continue reading

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Hooray for Daylight Savings Time!

Daylight Savings Time is a beautiful thing.  When they first came up with the idea, there were people who were violently opposed to it.  Some folks even kept their clocks on “God’s time” and refused to cooperate.  That makes me … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Broken Heart

I have a broken heart. (For those of you who know me well and assume I am talking about my Tar Heels, all I can say is that I wish beyond wishing that basketball was the problem.)  I am blessed. … Continue reading

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The End-of-Quarter and Too Long ’til Easter Blues

It seems like this week will go on forever.  I can’t really put my finger on a reason, at least I can’t narrow it down to one.  I think one problem is that everyone is dragging.  It’s just that time … Continue reading

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