Tag Archives: maturity

I Always Knew You Loved Me, Mom

(See video below) Mom was twenty when I was born—twenty times as old as me. But when I turned ten, I suddenly realized she was now only three times as old as me. And when I reached twenty she would … Continue reading

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Fools

“I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “To avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually … Continue reading

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To Grow…

We’re on this journey together.

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Grace Places

Featured Bloggers “A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” ~Proverbs 31:30-31 If you’re looking to grow in … Continue reading

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Your Coming of Age Crisis

No one gets to opt out. For most of us, it happens somewhere in our mid-20s. But it can begin earlier, or later. Usually there’s an external trigger, possibly more than one: the death of a family member, a physical … Continue reading

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The Right Person

We spend so much of our lives waiting for “the right person.” The right person to marry. The right person to hire us for that career-making job. The right person to make it happen, whatever “it” is. Many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Key to Success?

So, yeah, failure is the key to success. Yada-yada. I hate that. Don’t you?  Nevertheless, it’s true. (Dammit.) But wait, what about those exasperating stories of people for whom success came easily? Have you read the follow-up accounts? Their success always seems … Continue reading

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