Author Archives: Julie

Focus! Focus!

So, I haven’t mentioned out loud here yet that I’m participating in Blogging 101 here on WordPress. The whole idea is to bring focus to my blog and to define what I want to do with it. I’ve been banging … Continue reading

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Why I’m Here

When my children were young, I spent my time teaching them and finding out exactly how much I didn’t know. Now that they’re one step shy of being adults, I can no longer use them as an excuse to learn new things. So, … Continue reading

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The view from over here.

So, here’s the thing: September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. We are a cancer family. For the past 14 years, we’ve been a cancer family. We’re very aware. People around us are very aware. Our experience is a reminder that they are … Continue reading

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On Being Christian …

I’d just like to clarify a few things. More and more often, I feel like Christians and Christianity are being disparaged by people who only know Christians by what they hear on the news. Generally speaking, Christians have become poorly represented in the media, … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Insomnia

I’m awake. Maybe it’s the ringing in my ears or the wind outside or any of a dozen notions that are rolling around in my head. Whatever it is, instead of fighting it, I just got up. Fighting insomnia is a losing battle. … Continue reading

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Visions of Sugar Plums

I’m sure traditional sugarplums are quite delicious (thank you, Alton Brown), but these are prettier, much better for you, so tasty, and they inspired me to get the camera out again. It was just about this time last year that … Continue reading

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I was just loading some clothes into the washing machine — yes, laundry.  See?  I think I said before, when all else fails, there’s always laundry.  I wasn’t kidding. As I was turning on the washer, it occurred to me: … Continue reading

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