Category Archives: Gratitude

Why it’s okay to eat Trump’s favorite foods for the inauguration (meatloaf sandwiches that melt in your mouth!)

Somewhere in cyberspace I read that meatloaf sandwiches are one of Trump’s favorite foods. Years ago I discovered Five Guys was one of Obama’s favorite places to eat, and I happily ate burgers with my boys there year after year without a hint of rancor. I learned to cook in Italy. So meatloaf wasn’t on the […]


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The Miracle of Christmas comes again

A few nights ago I was wrapping presents while Livy’s friends draped themselves on my couch. “I already got what I wanted for Christmas,” I told them as I tied the bow.  “Really?” “Really.”     In the midst of Christmas errands the Cowboy had said it like a thought that often runs through his mind. […]


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U R Cared For (when you aren’t so sure…)

I always seem to be writing out of the wrestle. The moment I think I’m the only one feeling pinned to the mat breathless, along comes other girls who say they feel pinned too. We all wrestle. We all have days that go sorely wrong. We all hit that moment where we feel jammed and twisted and ask if we’ll […]


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U Need a Miracle (how to hope when what you want is huge)

So you need a miracle. I get that — I really, really get that. This is an exciting moment for both of us. We are the children of the God of the impossibles. I’ll never forget my pastor preaching on the 10 tests every minister must pass, and he was on the perseverance test. He translated […]


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