Archive | Rants (of a gentle kind)

We should speak

I’m a day late but I don’t want to miss my opportunity to highlight International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a time to honor women and raise awareness about the unique obstacles they face around the world. This year’s theme is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for […]

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Grounded!

It’s been 5 days since my big ‘ol 5K run, and I’ve been grounded ever since. My right side hurts from the glutes and hip right down through my knee and into the calf. My theory is that I had injured my right leg during the 35 minute run I did a week before my […]

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A house unkept

Oh my. There are so many things I would rather do with my time than clean my house! It’s not that I’m lazy. I could work outside in the garden for hours. But cleaning inside, where it is going to so quickly get messy again, seems so unrewarding. It’s perpetually incomplete. No sooner do I […]

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Prisons

While I realize that this quote arose out of a different time, it sent a very clear message to me today. What prisons do I need to be liberated from so that my children can grow up to be more free? Oh boy. Today, I was enslaved to anxiety and a relentless pace. I tried […]

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What’s it worth?

In church yesterday we were asked this question: What would your life look like if you were freed of NEEDING things? When Jeremy and I were first married, we lived on a sailboat for 10 months. Let me tell you that while this might sound glamorous, it most certainly wasn’t. It was very adventurous, and I […]

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It takes a village!

I’m looking out for this kid. And this one too. And these… Aren’t they fabulous? I mean really wonderful, with their smiles and their exuberance and their crankiness and even their adolescence? I don’t have a legal or blood connection to any of them (except for my two boys obviously…) but I’m a part of […]

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Home is sacred

One day, when I was getting especially frustrated with people coming to our door to sell firewood or ask for a signature on a petition, the following phrase came to me: Home is sacred. Home should not be a place where I have to make transactions, respond to demands (unless they are for a hug) […]

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