Books on my nightstand: It’s been a long winter Edition

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I set a (rough) reading goal for myself this year, and so far it seems like this is the only goal that's going to stick. Probably because I'm as loosey-goosey about goals as I am about everything else. Except clutter. I'm super uptight about clutter. My family finds this charming, or so I like to … [continue]


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His hair made me laugh. It took on a life of its own when he conducted. It flopped and flailed about his head like a drama queen, and I wondered if he let it grow long especially for this effect. I've never seen a bald orchestra conductor, maybe dramatic hair is part of the job description. When I … [continue]

The sweet taste of belonging

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My church small group disbanded last spring after something like five years together. I choose to believe it had nothing to do with the addition of myself and my husband to the group when we moved back to NJ that year. It was a funny group, an odd mix of such disparate characters you'd be hard … [continue]

The Angst Driven Life

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I read The Purpose Driven Life many moons ago. I read it at a time when my sole purpose, as I saw it, was to keep three little people alive. That's it. I literally couldn't see past the kitchen sink and the changing table. My mind couldn't envision any kind of life apart from just making it through … [continue]

When you have questions and no answers

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"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live … [continue]