Category Archives: Reflection

When Christmas Doesn’t Feel Holly or Jolly

I can think of many holiday seasons where the idea of baking cookies, watching snow fall, hanging lights, and listening to holiday music felt nothing but appropriate. I’ve also lived through holiday seasons and am currently experiencing one right now … Continue reading

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I Never Wanted to Marry a Lawyer…

Growing up, I don’t think I ever created a tangible list of the things I wanted in a future spouse.  There were plenty of mental notations, though.  Among them, career paths I wanted to avoid at all cost.  At the … Continue reading

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More Alike than Different…

You’re probably well aware that a royal child was welcomed not only by his family but what felt like the entire world last week.  Did you know, however, that another approximately 370,000 babies were born on July 22 as well? … Continue reading

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We write to taste life twice…

“We write to taste life twice.” -Anais Nain- I can tell when I’ve gone too long without writing.  I’m a hazier version of myself.  A version far more scattered, far less alive.  It’s not that anything I have to say … Continue reading

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Eucharisteo

For someone who struggles with change as much as I do, I’ve always loved the days and weeks where the season’s change from one to the next is the most evident.  Fall in particular has always been the favorite.  Oppressive … Continue reading

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Hurry Destroys Souls

I sat across from a sweet friend the other day, sharing life between mug sips she asked, “What are you learning?” In this friendship, such a question, and other equally piercing and intentional ones like it, are not uncommon. Yet, … Continue reading

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My Dad…

My family has never been one to celebrate holidays in excess.  Don’t get me wrong, candles were lit on cakes, trees were covered in lights and ornaments, and I have more than a few beautiful memories from a host of … Continue reading

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