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Recovering From Mistakes

Every day I make parenting choices based on a combination of instinct, experience, and fear, and then I pray for the best. These two kids mean everything to me, so I can't tell you how many times I've bargained with God, especially during their teen years. Of all the goals in my life, the biggest...

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The Daily Struggle

I never intended to use this blog for political purposes. Even now, this post is not really intended as political commentary as much as a plea for personal responsibility. Like so many, I am dismayed by the way current leaders are trampling upon the very freedom that made this nation great, in...

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It’s all in how you choose to view it

November didn't turn out anything like I'd planned. I thought we'd have our first female President--but I was wrong. I thought I'd conquer National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and get 50,000 new words written in my current work in progress--but I was wrong. I thought I'd start a diet and lose...

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Democracy Requires Respect

I doubt I’m alone in feeling a great deal of trepidation as we look forward to tomorrow’s election. At fifty, I can’t recall another instance in my lifetime where I’ve seen such contention and divisiveness between candidates and their supporters. Facebook is no longer a fun space because people...

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The Advantages of Uncertainty

When nothing is sure, everything is possible ~ Margaret Drabble I love the positive spin this perspective places on uncertainty, which is a state of being most of us otherwise dread. This reminder seems especially apt at the end of a rough week in the publishing industry (and for several of my...

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Temptation’s Silver Lining

Another new year, another round of resolutions. I'm not even going to list them because, if history predicts the future, chances are good that I won't keep them for more than about five months. *sighs* Temptation--to eat that sweet, to nap instead of hitting the gym, to watch TV instead of purging...

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A Test of Freedom

[C]ourage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ~ Nelson Mandela In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, we’ve witnessed an outpouring of support, empathy, and concern for the French...

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Riding Life’s Highs and Lows

Last night I finally saw the much-acclaimed movie, Whiplash, which is based on the real-life story of an ambitious jazz student. This kid’s determination in the face of obstacles at home and in class is astounding. Despite disliking him at times for his single-mindedness and arrogance, I couldn’t...

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Jamie's an avid reader and author of romantic women's fiction. She enjoys sharing stories and music about finding love, having love, and losing love. You can learn more about Jamie and her books on her about page.

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