December Updates

Okay, okay, okay — it’s the post you’ve been waiting for all week! Updates! Where have I been? What have I been doing? What have I been thinking? When will I be back to writing? {Well, you may not have been that interested in my life or even realized that I’ve been slacking off on writing.  But if you have — and hey, even if you haven’t — here are the answers to those burning questions.}

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A Raw Update on What’s Been Going On

In my early teenage years, I had a personal, everyday encounter with what it meant to be a hypocrite.  Someone close to me hurt me continually, verbally and emotionally, when I was with her, but then when out with her friends would be all syrupy sweet.  It sickened me, and I resolved to be honest and genuine myself.  I know it’s always easier to see someone else’s flaws over your own, so I make it a point to work on in myself whatever bothers me about others.  I believe it was Gandhi that had the same idea: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

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Pretty Fruit

A couple of mornings ago I grabbed a pear for breakfast and sliced it so I could eat it as I headed out the door to church.  I looked through the fruit basket in my kitchen, fumbling through the various pears for one that looked good from the outside.  I gently squeezed each one to determine which was the ripest and would therefore be the softest and sweetest.  Once I had determined which piece of fruit I wanted, I Continue reading “Pretty Fruit”