Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Cowardly Lion and Neck Ties

So, this is Week 10 at Jobs Partnership, a 12-week program for the under and unemployed. The partnership is between local businesses and churches. I am a mentor for Tuesday nights, where I join my four women at Table 5 each week for discussions on conflict resolution, relationships, authority, working with excellence, etc. We have […]

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The Countdown Has Begun

(Photo by Dennis Brockman) A week from tonight we will celebrate what God has done in bringing Keira and “Kisi” together and giving them their beautiful daughter, Zar’Kia! More wedding miracles: Flowers: done. (Thank you Anne!) Veil: done. Music: done. (Thank you iTunes.) Helpers to arrange tables and chairs: done. (Thank you Sarah, Keegan, Cole, […]

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Facebook Families

  I think it’s funny when family members communicate by commenting on their spouse or child’s Facebook update. I especially liked my sister Karen Alexander giving the “thumb’s up” to her daughter, Kimberly, saying she is studying “allllll day”!

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Transitions

So, I’m about three and half months into my new job and new home (same city, same company), but I’ve really had a rough go of it. Having been in my first and only job for 18 years before this, I am surprisingly still off balance a bit. I forget things easily, can’t recall words […]

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Cross-Cultural Communication

So, my nephew Ted arrived Good Friday. Sadly, Christopher, his younger brother and my other anticipated guest got sick (Strep and a sinus infection–double whammy) and had to stay home in Virginia. (Waaaah. We missed you Chris.) We decided to hit Cocoa Beach on Saturday. We brought a gaggle of girls that I have been […]

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Sleeping for Sorrow

A few years ago, I wrote a piece for CommonGrounds Online called “Staying Awake.” Its premise, in a nutshell, was to call believers to stay awake even in the suffering seasons. My example came from Luke, when the disciples could not stay awake with Jesus as He sweat bled and wrestled with the Father’s will. […]

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The Nephews are coming! The Nephews are coming!

So, Katybelle and I are about to be confronted with teeming teen testosterone. Tomorrow Teddy and Christopher (15, 13) land down in Orlando from Virginia for their Spring Break. I am so excited that they would want to be with their auntie during their time off–living in Florida probably doesn’t hurt the draw. We’ve got […]

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Fresh Language 3/Last Supper Thoughts

As you may have read in an earlier post, I have been enjoying Sara Miles’ unlikely story of conversion to Christianity. It all began when she unexpectedly found herself in a San Francisco church and taking communion. She spends a lot of time writing about communion, studying it, and describing what it means to her […]

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All the Pringle Haters! All the Pringle Haters!

If you need a laugh today, visit here and make sure to scroll down to the comments.  (Thanks, Susie!)

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Happy 45th Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Forty-five years ago, Mom and Dad got married in this little church in Maine. (I took this photo just eight months ago.) We are certainly blessed. Not many folks stay married so long; not so many folks stay happily married so long. And to be healthy to enjoy it is a special gift as well. […]

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