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Today I make the trek to the other side of this sprawling metropolis in order to see one of the best orthopedic foot surgeons in the city. This journey is not new to me.  Most of the good doctors are closer in town so I occasionally send the kids to the sitter so I can …
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  Dear grocery store clerk, I’d like to apologize. I’ve been avoiding you. You offer to take my groceries to the car and I turn you down. You try to get my attention in the parking lot to take my cart back and I pretend I don’t see you. Dear friend, I’d like to apologize. …
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  Romans 7:18 For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.  I keep thinking of that Spike Lee film “Do the Right Thing”. The title, that is. I have struggled to do the right thing today.  While doing good things today, I have still struggled …
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    “This week I dreamt that I was in Israel in the midst of missiles and I saw them coming right to where I was. What a horrible feeling it was. It felt very real. It felt like I was really there and a voice said: these are signs of the end times, behold …
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  My oxygen mask fell off yesterday. Big time. One of the realities that parents of small children live with is that we often don’t get enough sleep. Sometimes that lack of sleep starts to accumulate. I was determined Sunday night to go to bed earlier in order to catch up. Parents of small children …
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  I have been (not so patiently) waiting for two pieces of news from my employer. Remember the Spanish test I was watching TV for…ahem…studying for? I should have gotten that result back in no more than two days. As I headed to the airport for work the other day (almost one full week later), …
Yep, that’s it.  That’s the one.  It is the one of which I was going to have “one small slice”. The good news is that the box didn’t go into the trash completely empty.  The bad news is that it was almost full when I got started on it. If you read my recent post …
How many times a day do I find myself asking my kids this very question?  Their little bodies sometimes crave one thing while their minds seek out something else.  Their body whispers “green beans” while their mind shouts “chocolate chip cookies”! One of my prayers every morning before I start my day is that God …
Confession: I am a former junkie of Mexican telenovelas. I started watching these syrupy melodramatic soap operas in college when I was learning Spanish for the first time. My best friend (a Brazilian) and I would watch them at her apartment in the evenings after class. Mexican soap operas are very different from American ones. …
Today was one of those days that if I wasn’t looking for a muzzle to put on my mouth to prevent me from saying (or yelling) something stupid, I was looking for my foot to put it in afterwards. Everything my kids were doing or saying seemed to get on my nerves. Today was one …
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