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My Letterman List for Adoption

Tim and I sat in a cozy, dimly lit corner of Isabellas in NYC last night.  Joining us was a high school/college friend and his lovely wife, who reside across the river in Jersey.  We caught up on 10 years of distance, drank lots of overpriced New York City wine, and...

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Passion for Podcasts

Three years ago I would have described myself as a "sometimes I read books and when I do it's always fiction" person.  Today, September 22, 2016 I know not that woman.  A more accurate description for myself today would be a "I have a Good Reads list 2.5 miles long of...

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No to ALL the Things

I don't pause often.  I act, respond, feel & plan without hesitation 98.9% of the time.  A lot of people in my world see this as a super hero strength.  That Gwen, she acts.  She makes things happen.  She perseveres and holds her ground.  It's true.  I do all these...

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Maureen

This post is our longest yet and I'm here to tell you, it's worth every second you'll spend reading.  Maureen lives across the street from us with her family of 5.  Being an every day witness to her world of managing and loving a child with Type 1 Diabetes is one of...

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Introverted Extroverts

Are you an Extrovert or an Introvert?  Seems black and white.  Make a choice and stick to it.  Either you love people and partying or you love solitude and reading books under a blanket.  Good luck having meaningful relationships with the opposite side.  They really...

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Anne

Ladies, there are forces to be reckoned with in this world and I'm honored to be in community with one of those forces.  Anne Griffith is a force of strength, dignity, hilarity, beauty, wisdom, boldness, determination, and heart.  In this woman's presence people find...

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Golden Therapy

  Last week our marriage therapist leaned forward, looked at us without blinking, and said, "Guys, bless your hearts that you love spoken and written words, but I feel like your son needs a LOT less words from you.  He is NOT a blogger and does not listen most...

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Being Still in our Passions

Two years ago marked the launch of what I predicted to be an entrepreneurial A+.  I had an idea that combined a number of my passions and skills and it was going to bless the homes of countless Coloradans.  Failure wasn't part of my mantra, so I took this idea and...

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Sweaty Summer

I sat in the obgyn office this morning, surrounded by swelled bellies and women with their feet up.  My 9 year old played with a pop up Sesame Street toy at my feet.  I told him my phone was off limits and what can I say, he's not picky.  My 5 year old scribbled on a...

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They Both Love Vinegar

They both love all things vinegar and dislike desserts.  Socks are a nuisance to both their feet and bananas disagree with their taste buds.  Shyness precedes the unveiling of their silly personalities and monkey bars are to be conquered, not avoided.  All these...

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In Her Shoes

Women around the world experience life in remarkably distinct ways that scream out for connection and community. The paths we walk, the secrets we uncover, the wisdom we inhale, the joy we radiate, the suffering we endure...it simply can not be understood or valued if...

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Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn's story isn't an easy read friends.  It took deep reaching for her to re-tell this experience and we're so grateful for Jacquelyn's bravery and willingness to connect with our readers through tragedy.  We're all familiar with the horror that Congresswoman...

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What Breaks His Heart

In listening to Jamie Ivey's Happy Hour podcast today (which I'm admittedly addicted to), one of her guests quoted, "Lord, break my heart for what breaks yours." I stopped what I was doing and froze.  I found myself writing this down on my every present notepad.  At...

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Summer Slumpiness

With the ushering in of each season, there's so much to celebrate and look forward to.  Winter - fresh powder, Christmas magic, hot chocolate...Fall, absolute beauty and crispness in the air, pumpkins and squash, dressing your kids like ghoulish characters...Spring,...

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