Detoxing Days

   Yes, a few days of detoxing are in order (no, Hayeses, it has nothing to do with all the JUNK FOOD we ate this weekend!).    My favorite vitamin drink today: red grapes, cucumber, a knob of fresh ginger, spinach, ice, alkaline water, and a touch of stevia.  Now THAT’S a tasty drink!  …

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We love you, Hayeses!!!

The last time you were here, the picture had several fewer children!  We sure are “productive” families!  Too bad the children turned out so weird!  Ah, lovely ladies–how blessed I am with holy friends! We love you, Hayeses!

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I LOVE MOM!

     Happy Birthday, Mom!  You are such a GIFT to me–a Mom that makes my heart sing! We had a GREAT time at your party–such a joy! An oh, how I love Dad!!! I love our FAMILY!!!

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So sweet!

     Annie is SO SWEET–she has just flown over the most recent developmental hurdle with such grace! –She can say at least 100 words–She asks nicely for what she wants, like “Bottle (“bottu”)!” or “Book!”–She goes to sleep without being rocked (I can’t believe it!) –She does not gravitate to me so much; she walks…

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Aunt Kimmy!

   What a blessing Aunt Kimmy is to us all!   Thank you, Kimmy, for making time to see us; thank for being so reliable and generous with giving gifts to the kids; thank you for your sense of humor; thank you for your prayers.  I love you!!!!!

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Opposites Attract

     So funny–I was telling a friend of mine that I play a little game with myself when I grocery shop–I work to get a compliment by the check out clerk: “You are so healthy!”      My friend looked shocked.  She said, “I cannot even imagine that!”  This mother of 7 continued, “The…

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Plato’s Cave

     Harville (Dad) and I had such an interesting discussion about Plato’s Cave!  I was saying that my faith tradition helps me to stay in the positive place that he had been describing in Imago terms.  I said, “Maybe my faith is just a hermeneutical holding place, pragmatically helping me to do what is…

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Being Progressive

     When Leah spent many months at a time in the Middle East, one of the profound lessons she reported learning was that there are many ways to think of the word “progressive.”  Being “progressive New Yorker” by upbringing, she thought she knew what “progress” for a culture was.  But, she said in those…

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