Eye rolls, humble pie, and Jesus

My husband and I have a running joke. Every time we say something with absolute certainty, the other will say, “Um, yeah, just like cars are made for four, right?”   Because we are those people. Those obnoxious, know-it-all, self-assured people who told everyone, “Yep, two kids for us and we're done. One kid, one …

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5 Tips for a Good Father’s Day and Beyond (especially if you’re dreading it)

No matter how much time goes by, I'll always be a little sad my daddy isn't here for Father's Day.   He died in 1995 -- a super grandfather, a good dad and husband.   I have delightful memories, some regrets, and times of just plain missing him.   But in the end, I walk away …

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Brave little things

What makes a person courageous?   Saving a baby from a burning building? Standing in front of a bulldozer to block demolition of a bird habitat? Flying through the air at superhuman speed?   Or is it simply walking into a dreaded meeting? Smiling when you're really sad? Doing chores, because they must be done, …

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