Prayer: Tunnels to God

As I was having my morning coffee this morning, I read two really beautiful prayers. One was posted by a friend on Facebook and one I found in Henry Nouwen’s book, The Dance of Life. If you haven’t discovered Henri Nouwen, go check him out. He really touches the core of things spiritual and what […]

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Girl Talk: For the Love, Love, Love of Shoes

“Shoes always make me feel sexy, and they never make me look fat,” said my friend Elizabeth when I asked her what she loves about shoes. Wow! That is so totally true! How can a girl not love a great pair of shoes? I’m on the hunt for some new shoes right now. I’m not […]

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Living: The Explosive Power of Words

Words move me. They always have. Growing up, I was a rock n’ roll fan. My first husband introduced me to country music. When I started hearing the words and stories in that genre, I was totally hooked. Give me a country song, and my whole emotional world starts moving in whatever direction a song […]

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Stitches of Love: The Quilt

Momma is a quilter. Quilting is not exactly a lost art but it is one that is rarer than it used to be. Quilting is one of those skills that was used for a very functional purpose at one time, but is now used to make beautiful pieces of art. For one thing, it takes […]

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Disarming Sadness

I feel sad today. Sometimes it just feels good to say that and for that to just be okay. Sad is just one of my many feelings, and I actually feel really blessed that I can just feel it with no judgment. The rest of the world is not always so easy about accepting it. […]

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Girl Talk: Loving My Skin

I have spent a great deal of my life worrying about, fixing and spending money on my hair. And, if you’ve seen pictures of my hair, you know it probably needs controlling. It can be a wild, unruly curly mess. But, hair is only on my head for a short time. It grows and gets […]

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Another Voice: Get Strong

Originally posted on RUNMEM:
Weekly Workouts One main objective of this blog is to include all aspects of my life on the run.   I’d like to do a better job of incorporating the wide variety of workouts that accompany my training outside of the actual time on the road.  Strength training is monstrously important,…

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Living: Building Community

I’ve had a lot of practice making friends in my lifetime. I’ve lived all over the country – Seattle, Jacksonville, South Texas, Knoxville, the Lake Michigan area, Pennsylvania and Memphis. In each of those places, I’ve had to start from scratch in making friends. It’s not easy to do, and it can be disheartening at […]

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Om…Ducky, Ducky…Om

The Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis is a Memphis icon. It is the home of the famous Peabody Ducks who spend their days floating in the indoor fountain in the hotel lobby beneath a magnificent floral arrangement. At 5 PM daily, the Duckmaster addresses a crowd of onlookers and escorts the ducks out of the […]

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Music: My Drug of Choice

Memphis is a musical town. I didn’t take advantage of that until the last few years. I didn’t even know how much I loved music until I started exploring some of the music venues in Memphis. I mean, I’m well aware of the role music plays in my life. All I have to do is […]

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