Category Archives: Soul Food

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What I Don’t Want For Christmas

It’s here. That most wonderful time of the year when we’re all running around buying this and decorating that. When I realized the other day that it was December 1st, I immediately got that old, familiar pit in my stomach that only comes once the holiday season rolls around. It’s called the “how am I […]

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How to Fight Scurvy & Other Lessons From the Pilgrims

Once upon a time, there was a group of people who dreamed of a life without limitations. They were a prayerful bunch of entrepreneurs and risk takers who wanted a freedom they had never experienced but knew was theirs for the taking. The Pilgrims wanted the freedom to worship as they chose. Freedom to own […]

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Who’s Your Yoko Ono?

When I got married, someone made a scene during the ceremony. Small church. Thirty guests. Everyone saw it. It was embarrassing and hurtful. But what has made it even worse, is the silence that’s filled the space between us in the three years since. No apology on their part. No forgiveness on mine. Last week, […]

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Has Breast Cancer Affected You? Tell Us Your Story

While skimming The New York Times last weekend, I happened upon the obituaries of two beautiful women. Photos of their warm, smiling faces stopped me cold. I stared at their photos for a while and imagined the lives they had led. The people they loved. The friends they cherished. Their first dances. Their last dances. And how […]

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What I Know About Death

Three weeks ago, God wrapped his hands around my tiny world and shook the hell out of it. On my way home from vacation, a friend called to say that our mutual friend, Brian, had died that morning. His fifty-one year old heart had stopped beating while the early morning hours turned night into day. Brian […]

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Why Puppies Are Better Than Babies

I’m exhausted and I have dirty hair. I got a new puppy last weekend and life as I knew it has gone up in smoke. I’ve spent the last seven days following her around, cleaning up messes, and entertaining guests who have flooded through the door oohing and awwing over how cute she is. And […]

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No Pressure No Diamonds

Sometimes life sucks. And don’t we all have a story, or two, or ten, about just how bad it sucks? I’m here to tell you that it can suck for everyone. For some more than others. But if you lean in, I’ll tell you a secret that it took me decades to learn…the more it […]

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5 Ways Not Feel Meh

I bought an UP band a couple of months ago. This is a fun little gadget that I wear on my wrist. It tracks my activity level, calories, sleep pattern, and mood. I consider myself to be a positive person. Optimistic. Seeing the bright side. I was surprised, however, when my UP band app asked […]

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When Do Miracles Happen?

If you’re like me, from time to time you stop and wonder if life is going to miraculously give you what you want. Don’t we all spend time wishing for the perfect job, the perfect mate, the perfect house? Often, all that wanting leaves us stuck. We get frustrated and don’t take steps forward toward […]

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