I killed a spider this morning. It was big, hairy and unwelcome. I didn’t scream. No yelling for help. Instead I questioned, “Really?” How dare he come into my home in the dead of winter. Then I quickly disposed of him. Remarkable? Not to you maybe. But if you knew me years ago you’d know …

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Have you ever been in love? I once imagined myself to be. Looking back, I wonder if I ever loved this person or was only infatuated by him. Regardless, at the time, it felt like love. Yet, this love came with conditions. Only if I was “cool” enough. “Pretty” enough. “Thin” enough. I could never …

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  I’ve been issued a dare. And I’m not one to back down from a challenge. This personality flaw has gotten me into a lot of trouble throughout the years. Let’s see…. there was a mission trip to Thailand, entering a beauty pageant, kayaking a river in spring run off (almost died) – well, you get what …

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