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Why I Tri

2019-01-11T23:01:28-05:00

It’s still dark outside as I slip into the pool and begin swimming at 5 am.

There will be just enough time to swim, shower and drive home to be with my 6 school-aged children before they leave for school. It’s important to me that I’m available for them both before and after school […]

Why I Tri 2019-01-11T23:01:28-05:00

How Writing My Story Saved My Life

2019-01-11T23:01:56-05:00

I lived in an abusive marriage for 27 years.

The first thing that had to happen before I could escape was that I had to begin to see my life for what it really was.

There were a number of events that led up to me finally acknowledging the severity of […]

How Writing My Story Saved My Life 2019-01-11T23:01:56-05:00

What {really} worked in 2015- part 2

2019-01-11T23:02:21-05:00

I’ve been thinking about the post I wrote recently, “What worked for me in 2015” and the more I thought about it, I realized that, while what I wrote it true ~ those things did “work” for me in 2015 ~ the whole story is much more complex than that.

Perhaps you have read […]

What {really} worked in 2015- part 2 2019-01-11T23:02:21-05:00

What worked for me in 2015

2019-01-11T23:02:43-05:00

Here we are already at the end of 2015. How did that happen so fast?

I love to look ahead into the coming year and make big plans. I love it! So much seems possible for 2016 as I sit here on this last day of 2015.

This year I have decided that it is more important […]

What worked for me in 2015 2019-01-11T23:02:43-05:00

On Being Brave

2019-01-11T23:04:04-05:00

A School Assignment

My sixth grade son, Daniel, came home with a school assignment to work on over the weekend. He was asked to find a “family artifact” that told something about our family’s history. I suggested that we look through some old photos and see if any of those interested him.

He chose this wonderful photo […]

On Being Brave 2019-01-11T23:04:04-05:00

For Your Weekend- 7/25

2019-01-11T23:04:57-05:00

Well, to be quite honest, it’s been a challenging week here for me for a variety of reasons, but still, God is good and He continues to “show up” and meet me in my (sometimes extreme) neediness. Truly He is mindful that we are “but dust.” I’m the one who is so surprised, frustrated and […]

For Your Weekend- 7/25 2019-01-11T23:04:57-05:00

For Your Weekend 7/17

2019-01-11T23:05:23-05:00

If you have a bit of free time this weekend, I’ve got a few interesting articles/blog posts for you. Sift and sort, pick and choose. There are a bunch of different topics here…. hopefully there will be something of interest to you!

Photography

Story – David duChemin

David duChemin’s new YouTube channel Vision is […]

For Your Weekend 7/17 2019-01-11T23:05:23-05:00

What Does it Mean to be a “Real” Athlete?

2019-01-11T23:05:49-05:00

Last week I got into an interesting email discussion with my triathlon coach. He has requested that his athletes put links to each workout they had recorded with their Garmin, onto the WorkoutLog online, where he assigns our workouts to us. When he mentioned to his group of coached athletes, for a second […]

What Does it Mean to be a “Real” Athlete? 2019-01-11T23:05:49-05:00

Here’s to being average

2019-01-11T23:06:12-05:00

Just today I received 3 emails telling me how to “grow my tribe,” “take my blog to the next level,” and “stand out from the crowd.”

You know, it all tempts me. Just tell me what to do, and I’ll do it. Ordinary, normal or average isn’t “cool.” We need to be exceptional!

Except that now, more […]

Here’s to being average 2019-01-11T23:06:12-05:00

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.