Hanging in Harrison AR

Fall colors just before sunset…..I wish I could capture it. I love hanging out in small towns. Usually, the hangouts and best places are limited, so everybody recommends the same ones. I’m working in Harrison AR this week. My company, FedEx, has a location there that’s pretty large for the size of the town. FedEx […]

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Mid-Week Share: Step Two – Principle of FAITH

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” Ancient Chinese Proverb Across the top of the page in my Al-anon Works book, I have scrawled “Dare to Hope”. Al-anon is the “sister” group for Alcoholics Anonymous which is for friends and family of alcoholics. This is […]

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Cutting the Ties That Bind

A friend of mine is suffering through a divorce. The divorce is final, but I know from experience that a divorce is not final at the court appearance. It takes years for it to really be done. In this particular drama, one person is having a more difficult time letting go. I was the leaver […]

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Girl Talk: Coffee, Girls and Sun

This time next week, I’ll be in Costa Rica on a Yoga and Surfing Retreat with Women’s Quest. This is the second trip I’ve taken with them this year. I’m not always so extravagant in my vacation choices. I usually end up camping to have more budget-friendly vacations. But, I went to Hawaii with this […]

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Living: Taking Risks as Standard Operating Procedure

I went to Hawaii with a group called Women’s Quest this spring. A friend of mine, Elizabeth, had been telling me about these retreats for years and was just sure I would love it. I wasn’t so sure. I had this vision of these hard core athlete types competitively swimming in the ocean and exercising […]

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Coonass Gold…Gumbo

I had gumbo on Sunday. I mean….I had two heaping bowls of gumbo on Sunday….for breakfast. OMG, was it good?! It’s been awhile since I had good homemade gumbo. People in Memphis are known for BBQ …not gumbo. I was visiting a friend’s sister and her husband in Prairieville LA. They asked me if I […]

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When God Shows Up, He Shows Out

There are times in my life when I feel like I’m living in some kind of fairy tale. This is one of those times. I am absolutely spinning from a fabulous weekend at my college homecoming where I reconnected with people I hadn’t seen in 30 years. It was really fun, and I found out […]

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Girl Talk: Witnessing the Ritual of Male Bonding

I went to my college Homecoming yesterday. I had some mixed feelings about going. I haven’t been in 30 years, and I hadn’t really kept up with people from college for a variety of reasons. But, I’d been catching up with some people on Facebook and was, frankly, curious. What would it feel like to […]

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Whining…Traveling Rant

I became Starbucks-challenged this morning. It’s early. I haven’t had my coffee, and I’m in a strange city. I turned right on the main drag but didn’t see it. Hmmmm…maybe it was the one I had to turn left to get to? Or, could it be the one I had to cross the main drag […]

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