"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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Now where did I put my scepter?

Recently, I asked my husband if he would be interested in being a guest writer for my blog. He said he'd think about it. He's really an excellent writer and a voracious reader--he could write about any number of topics. He's also a very busy guy, so it may be awhile before his writing makes an appearance here, unfortunately.

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Once upon a time . . .

Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the fourth wife the most. He adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

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Be still, my stretching heart

I’ve now been a high school teacher for almost six months and just last week, I became aware of a peculiar and unanticipated side effect: my heart is growing bigger. Of course, I’m not referring to my actual, physical heart, but my ability to have compassion—and dare I say?—even love for my students.

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One step closer to normal

Three days ago, I had a medical procedure that brought me one step closer to “normal” since ending cancer treatment (as if that will ever happen): I had my porta-cath removed.

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Troy Polamalu: Man of Steel, Man of Faith

Okay, I admit that I didn't know who Troy Polamalu was until about a year ago. I'm not exactly a football fan, even if I did work for the Seattle Seahawks back in the day. But somehow, Troy's name came to my attention when I learned that he and I have something in common (and no, it's not the shampoo we use).

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A Cancer Survivor's Story

I'd like to share with you an interview I recently had with my first cousin, Tim Storey, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was one of the first people I told when I received my own cancer diagnosis and has been an immense encouragement to me. I wrote about his advice in another blog entry from 2008 titled, Best 'Cancer Advice' I've Received.

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What our good God for us has done

As the celebration of the Nativity of Christ draws near, the pace of life picks up. There are gifts to buy, cookies to bake, cards to write, concerts to attend, and a million and one other chores to add to the daily list.

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