A New Way To Consider Relationships With Messy Endings (Children of the Day by Beth Moore)

Today I started attending a Bible study at my church. It’s been ten years since I’ve been a part of a group study like this. It felt great to be back after so many years.   There was a day I would attend two to four Bible studies a week. That went on for the first dozen years after I committed my life to Christ. Then I went to grad school so I had to pour my time and energy into that...
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Chihuly Exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens

  Last night my husband and I enjoyed a visit to Denver Botanic Gardens to see the Chihuly Exhibit. It was a cool wet night. We managed to avoid the crowds and capture some beautiful photographs.   After that we had a delicious meal at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro on the 16th street mall. It was a perfect date.   Beauty, time with my husband, good food.   Self...
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How To Set Limits With A Person Who Is Gamey, Manipulative, Or Has Borderline Personality Disorder.

All my life I’ve been a compassionate and empathetic person. I was the one who found the down and outer, befriended them, and tried to incorporate them into my group of friends.   You wouldn’t think that was a bad thing, but if you have a similar emotional makeup, you know how easy it is to get sucked into the lives of others.   This is not always healthy.     My biggest...
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A Country Wedding

I grew up in a large family. Seven kids plus mom and dad.   My dad’s sister also had seven kids.   My dad’s younger brother had three girls.   There are plenty more relatives but that’s all you need to know to understand how this big group came together. We’re missing a few and we hold them in our hearts, but we treasure the chance to celebrate my cousin...
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Weekend of Rest

Summer is almost over. We spent the weekend in Grand Lake, CO celebrating my husband’s parents’ birthdays. We had a wonderful three days enjoying sunshine, food, and family. Here’s a little video I put together.     What was your favorite memory this summer? ———————– ...
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What To Do When Someone Puts You In A Bind

I’m reading a great little book my friend Becky told me about:   Nasty People by Jay Carter, Psy.D.   One of the tricks of nasty people is that they try to put you in a bind: You’re wrong if you do and wrong if you don’t.   Carter shares an ancient lesson where a master invites you into his house for a cup of tea. As you prepare to take a sip the master says,...
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