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"I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to 'cut back.' From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible."
(Erma Bombeck)

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Monday
Dec122011

Driven to distraction

Have you missed me? Well, I've missed you, blog readers. Where to start? Well, it's a funny thing. I have not felt a need to write for quite awhile. I think it's because I am getting my creative needs met by working tirelessly on the website for my new business. In the past few months, I have spent hundreds of hours planning, researching, and learning for my new business endeavor.

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Wednesday
Oct262011

Another view of morality and God

I didn't intend to make this a long blog entry (Lord knows my intentions were good); rather, I wanted to share a video that I came across this week (see the end of this post).

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Monday
Oct032011

Can we talk?

I haven’t updated my blog in over a month. I’m not sure, but I think that’s the longest window of time since I started writing this blog in July of 2008. Apparently, I haven’t had a need to “talk.”

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Friday
Aug262011

The eye of my soul

Most of you know that our family converted from Protestantism to the Orthodox Church in 2007. I've shared fairly frequently on my blog about our journey--an incredible paradigm shift from Western to Eastern Christianity. Today I would like to share an essay written by my daughter telling of our journey from her perspective

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Monday
Aug152011

Together we fill gaps

In June, my husband and I celebrated 30 years of marriage. Thirty years, folks. Man, does that make me feel old. The years have swirled by in a mist of memories. Here we stand at Year Thirty. As I look back, I am grateful that we stuck it out together, if only by God’s grace.

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Thursday
Jul282011

Catching Up - Part II

As promised, I want to share a bit about My Big, Fat, Orthodox Wedding that took place on July 10th this year. Our family converted to the Orthodox Church in 2007 and one of the things I’d wanted to do, but kept putting off, was to have our marriage blessed by the Church. Well, it’s really more than a “blessing” --marriage is a Sacrament of the Church. We decided that, in honor of our 30th anniversary, what better way to celebrate than to tie the knot in the most meaningful way possible—by being married in the Orthodox Christian Church.

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Wednesday
Jul132011

Catching Up - Part I

In case you haven’t noticed, I took a break from my blog. I’ve had plenty to write about, though. This last month, I: a) Finished my two-year CTE Teacher Preparation Program; b) Finished my first year of teaching; c) Cleaned out my classroom and office, turned in the keys, and said my good-byes to Lakewood High School (my contract was not renewed due to budget cuts); d) Came home from my last day of work and found a voice mail from the school district offering me a contract next year for half the hours (.4 FTE); e) Declined the reduced offer since it would be only 16 hours a week and involves a commute (and won’t cover my bills, especially increased college tuition for the kid); f) Applied for unemployment (still waiting to hear if I’ll get the benefits); g) Applied for nine jobs to meet the unemployment requirements (three employer contacts per week); h) Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary by getting married in the Orthodox Church!

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