When One Thing Leads to Another

When One Thing Leads to Another

It all started because of my love and concern for my man. It was only the first week in March and I knew something had to be done. Love for my man, and the desire to protect him from a serious threat led me on an adventure I never would’ve chosen. (You’ll need a little background for this story to make sense. Well, even with the background info, this story will probably sound a bit crazy.) We live in the South. And in the South, we have a treacherous enemy every spring, summer, lasting even into the fall. They can be relentless, only hiding out for a few months during the coldest season. I’m talking about a real enemy. Spoiler Alert: If you have a weak stomach, are disgusted by the rigors of rural life, or have a fear of insects . . . you may want to skip this post; it’s definitely a bit off the beaten path for this blog.

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The Biggest Challenges of Long-Term Illness

The Biggest Challenges of Long-Term Illness

Someone asked me the other day to summarize some of the challenges of this past year. It’s hard to put that in a blog post. It’s hard to even verbalize, and just the task of writing those things down feels a little daunting, but if I can, I think it might be helpful for others who are walking a similar road to know they are not alone in their painful journey.

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How’s Your Home Life?

How’s Your Home Life?

Do you like learning new words? Let me throw one out you may not hear too often—Domesticity. A general definition of domesticity is “a devotion to home life.” Perhaps “domesticity” sounds to you like a dreary home economics term from the ‘50s. Sorry, that perspective is entirely too narrow. Domesticity includes activities like:

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My Home-Sweet-Home is Out of Control!

My Home-Sweet-Home is Out of Control!

It started in the fall of 2011 (Yes, I know that was almost six years ago!) when I was overwhelmed by writing Fierce Women. I started letting things go . . . small stuff at first. I left stacks of books (that I was using for quotes or as reference material) lined along my study wall, thinking I might need to refer to them again, but I failed to put them all away. It seemed like a small thing at the time, “I’m the only one who spends any time in my study, and I’ll get to that project later” is how I justified the mess.

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Capturing Dreams in a Blog Post

Capturing Dreams in a Blog Post

How do you summarize a dream trip? I can’t possibly compress all of the sweet moments, the laughter, the incredible views, and the deep fellowship from our #europeaninvasion22fifty trip. I’ve scanned the pics so many times, hoping to come up with a few that will paint a picture for you, but it’s so hard to choose!

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