How I Missed The Forest For The Trees

    Have you ever had the experience of missing something really fun and interesting because it was too close to home? That’s how it is with Golden, Colorado. It’s a fourteen minute drive from my front door and yet I’ve never spent time here, despite living nearby for 25 years!   Oh sure, I’ve done the Coors Brewery tour, a bunch of times. And my husband and...
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My Son In Law Became An American Citizen Today

I just had to share. My son-in-law Rik became an American citizen today. He moved to American from Great Britain when he was 12 years old. This dream has been a long time comin!   I couldn’t figure out how to get the photos in order. We gave Rik gifts and had a beer afterwards. What a great day!   ...
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Practicing Hospitality – Guest Room Essentials

I love my husband’s parents. My own parents are gone but I still feel like I have parents who love me: John and Doris.   No we haven’t had the perfect relationship. But we have had a great relationship. I feel blessed that they are still a big part of our lives even though my husband and I are old enough be grandparents.   Doris is the type of person who grabs her...
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Where To Go In Nashville

This is not my typical blog post. Normally I write about psychology, selfcare, and counseling. But today while getting a massage, my therapist asked me where to go in Nashville. I emailed this list to her, but others might enjoy reading it too.   I’m not a Nashville expert. I went once twenty years ago, and more recently two times. Both times were to attend The Nashville Treehouse with...
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My 50th Birthday

I can’t believe I’m 50. My family and I celebrated in Winter Park. I made a little video to capture the party my Bible Study threw for me, and the fun we had in the mountains. I don’t deserve all these good things but I’m so grateful. ...
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How the Smallest Acts of Kindness Can Change a Life

I’m an early riser. When I wake, it’s usually dark. I like to lie there, listening to my husband breathe, and let my mind wander for 10 -15 minutes. I reflect on people, situations, and memories, and I pray. This morning two memories came up: In 2009 my daughter spent a semester in Maastricht, in The Netherlands. It was part of a study abroad program through Baylor University.   Besides...
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