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on phoning it in.

on phoning it in.

You know those reunions that don’t feel like reunions at all? It’s that click, that spark and no time has passed. Maybe it’s been five weeks or five years and conversation picks up where it left off . . . the hugs are warm, the conversation is real and don’t call it a comeback, we’ve been … Continue reading

small (five minute friday)

small (five minute friday)

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Focus on the big picture. Just look at the big stuff. It’s no big deal. This world is about the biggest things. This world is quick to miss the small. We’re quick to look past the little in our quest for the big. What a quest we’re on, that quest … Continue reading

back.

When our puppy sits at the door and whines, and one of us takes him outside, we expect him to pee. But when he doesn’t? We call him the puppy who cried puppy. You know, like the boy who cried wolf. So I’m afraid I’m the blogger who cried busy. Friends comes to mind. Hasn’t … Continue reading

post #300: destined for the dumpster.

post #300: destined for the dumpster.

The church Mr. S. and I attend recently finished phase one of a renovation. It was more of a need-to thing than a want-to: the staircase was narrow, the plumbing was spotty, the construction wasn’t entirely sound. So walking in on Sunday morning to new staircases and railings and paint and the whole nine yards … Continue reading

on being thankful for your story

on being thankful for your story

A good friend recently celebrated a birthday. It was fun to have a cup of coffee with her and reflect. Something she said stuck with me: The story she’s living isn’t the one her younger self would have written. Really, it’s better. I wasn’t even in preschool when decided to get married at 16. I … Continue reading

where I’ve been

where I’ve been

Hannah Brencher is one of my favorites. She’s the gem behind More Love Letters and other uniquely encouraging endeavors. She recently quoted Macklemore — credit where credit is due, friends — and it grabbed me: Oh y’all. Looking for me? That’s where I am. Bones in. All in. We were in the middle of that … Continue reading

on perfectionism. (days 5 & 6 of #31days)

on perfectionism. (days 5 & 6 of #31days)

Perfectionism starts off well, for writers. We want to craft and create and communicate and make our clients positively thrilled with every inch of the words. Noble goal. Very noble goal, friends. Somewhere on that good road, we veer. And it’s perfect we aim for, not good or great or phenomenal. That fight for perfect … Continue reading