food for thought

This past Sunday I heard a sermon from a series called “Breathing Room“ which resonated across all lines, religious or not. Our message was about how we use our time. We don’t really think about the fact that our time/life has a limited number of hours but like it or not, it does. (we just don’t know […]

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knowing when you’ve found your true passion

At some time in our lives, we wonder exactly what our passion is and how to find it.  This post could also be titled “Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees” because 99.9% of the time, your passion is right there – staring you in the face.  You just don’t see it. Take me, for […]

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it’s possible

Is it possible to overdose on Easter candy? And on a lighter note… Bags from yesterday’s post are going into the shop tonight – around 8-ish…before idol and after dinner. A few things have sold already.More summer totes coming and I can take orders for the artist’s pouches. Have a wonderful evening. (And be sure […]

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vaca

What am I doing during my holiday vacation? Lots and nothing. I’ve taken a ridiculous amount of terrible photographs with my fancy schmancy camera, salvaging only a few, trying to understand the various buttons, and refusing to use the auto setting. I’ve been clearing the decorations. It’s the only time of year I’m actually an […]

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thoughts

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” – Bobby, age 7

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thoughts

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” – Bobby, age 7

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earth shattering, life or death kind of questions

My mother passed away in January of this year after a brief illness.  About two weeks later I had a “dream”  and from that experience, I knew one thing for sure.  This was my defining moment. Defining moments. We’ve all had them. I’ve found several definitions: The instant a small event changes your life. An event, […]

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earth shattering, life or death kind of questions

Earlier this week, I briefly touched on thoughts of a new year. Personally, this has been one of our most difficult and while I will count our blessing (of which there are many), I’m ready to wrap things up and start fresh. How about you? With that in mind, for the next few weeks I’d […]

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5 things you can learn from your pet

For Wednesday’s Earth Shattering, Life or Death Kind of Question, I thought we’d shake things up a bit. Today, we’re talking cats and dogs. Did you know that, in many ways, our pets are smarter than we are? No, really! Okay, they may have a few practices which are questionable at best. But read on […]

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tgif, also known as, tgi freakin’ f

Glad it’s Friday? I love Mondays and I love Fridays. In between is so-so. Mr. W flies in tonight! Wah-hoo! I miss that man. But ya know? I have to admit that after 24 years and two kids, I’m kinda enjoying my time alone. Cook what I want. Watch what I want. Bathe IF I […]

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earth shattering, life or death kind of questions

Serious can be so dull. I think it’s good to intersperse the deep, thoughtful questions with a few light, cheerful, thoughtless ones. Don’t you think? So, this week we’re swinging more toward thoughtless. The unhealthiest meal I’ve eaten is… My Answer: Okay, once Jessie (my model) and I were having a girl’s weekend. It was […]

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earth shattering, life or death kind of questions

I love this. Think hard and finish this phrase:If I could say one thing to myself 20 (or ten) years ago… This is what I’d say:“Lori, your kids will learn about fairness, good morals, healthy lifestyle, and being a happy person through example. That’s how they learn. Walk the talk. It works.”

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