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Late Night Boxing Matches

Late Night Boxing Matches

Too many nights, in the quiet of my bedroom, I'm an unwilling actor playing a part in my own private drama. It's like a movie set where the raucous din of the beer-swilling ringside crowd fades away and the bright arena lights dim, leaving a solitary, naked bulb...

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No! This Doesn’t Fit My Plan!

I’m a bit of a planner. In fact, I’m such a planner I began sketching out an imaginary empty nest life before my first newborn son had ever slept through the night. Before our firstborn had begun eating solid foods, I looked forward to holding his child. Maybe it was...

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Resting After Releasing

Our family calendar is peculiar these days, marked by the sort of events that blur the present and practically obliterate the future. Right now we are necessarily all about plans and anticipation that will result in an empty nest, and we therefore can’t really...

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Menopause: A Pause with a View

Messy, bloody, and inconvenient. From seventh grade beginnings to 52-year-old endings. That 40-year journey was often so ... earthy. Yet, there was potential in each month. My body was ready, willing, and able to partner with God to create life! Menstruating was a...

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If the Nest Never Empties

What’s that old saying? Man makes his plans and God laughs? My husband, David, and I had talked about dreams we had for our empty-nest years: Taking our tandem bike to several exotic destinations. Opening a unique bed-brunch-and-bikes place (since I’m not a morning...

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Doing One Thing That Scares Me

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” Mary Schmich, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune (June 1, 1997) wrote that advice to newly graduated students. Even though I graduated decades ago, something about that quotation stuck in my heart. I ruminated on it for days....

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