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What’s the Word? Tools

22.09.2014 | Writing

My dad is a great troubleshooter. Even without formal training, he could always open the hood of a car and pretty much figure out what was wrong. Garbage disposal not working? Let?s take that sucker apart. Wires, shmires! We can figure this out! And my job was always to hold the flashlight or the tools… read more

What’s the Word? Comparison

15.09.2014 | Writing

I have a niece who has recently been giving me some sage advice: Don?t let comparison rob you of your joy. Amen? It?s exactly what happens, isn?t it? I look at someone?s picture of anniversary flowers on Facebook and compare that one photo to my entire 21 years of marriage. That?s apples to apples, isn?t… read more

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What’s the Word? Honesty

8.09.2014 | Writing

If there?s anything in life more painful than being lied to, I haven?t discovered it. Every time my heart has been broken, it?s been because someone lied to me. Think of some relational disappointment or conflict and see if it?s true for you, too. As a parent, I?ve tried to instill in my son the… read more

What’s the Word? Eiffel

1.09.2014 | Writing

As a lifelong francophile, I am predictably moved by the sight of the Eiffel Tower and have been known to buy a myriad of products with its shape stitched, embossed, printed, or painted on them. For many of us around the world, that structure embodies something far bigger than architectural innovation. It represents romance, history,… read more

What’s the Word? Recovery

25.08.2014 | Writing

This summer has been one of recovery for our family. My son had his wisdom teeth taken out, and a week later I had major surgery. After both procedures, we were both sent home with instructions for continued care as well as warnings. Some pain and discomfort were to be expected, but there was a… read more