212019May
Pivoting in Life

Pivoting in Life

There are many turns in life.  One chapter ends and another one begins.  Ups and downs throughout the process.  We recently experienced another turn in our life.  Our son graduated from Campbell University!  It was a very happy and memorable day and we celebrated all weekend.  See Neil’s post from last week for more on this wonderful occasion.  Prior…

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302019Apr
Not Enough

Not Enough

How often do you feel like there’s not enough of something? There’s not enough time, not enough energy, not enough help, and somedays I feel like I’m just not enough. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have gone through my list of “not-enoughs” before even getting out of bed in the mornings. I…

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162019Apr
What is Your Body Saying?

What is Your Body Saying?

My day-to-day life can become very much a routine that I just autopilot through.  I wake up when my alarm goes off, I eat meals at mealtime, and I go to bed around a certain time.  I do not even really think about it.  After such a long time of autopilot living, I think I…

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22019Apr
Locked In

Locked In

You leave home and lock the door.  You park your car and lock the door before walking off.  You put a lock on your locker and on your safe.  We do all we can to protect our possessions.  A lock serves many purposes and the owner of the key can enter as often as they…

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192019Mar
The Foundation That Holds Us

The Foundation That Holds Us

The struggle has been very real for me.  I am constantly focused on it and that is only increasing my downward spiral.  What is the solution?  I am frozen until this question is answered so I am on the hunt.  If I can figure out a solution then I can get this under control!  It’s…

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192019Feb
Fitting In Verses Belonging

Fitting In Verses Belonging

Think back to your first day of high school.  The night before you are full of emotions.  You are excited but there’s a layer of fear that you just can’t shake.  You call your friends up to see what they are wearing for the big day.  You wished you had asked that just out of…

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122019Feb
Living Small and Curious

Living Small and Curious

What do the words small and curious mean to you? These two words can mean different things.  Recently I have read several different things where those words popped up. Small and curious.  These two words have stuck with me. At times we tend to focus on trying to make everything big, planned and figured out. …

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82019Jan
The Question I Bring Into 2019

The Question I Bring Into 2019

It is now 2019!  A new year.  This can mean different things to different people.  Some like to look ahead, set goals and make plans.  Some like to reflect on the year that just closed its door.  I have chosen the latter.  In doing so, a pile of emotions has been poured out and I…

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42018Dec
Everyday Repentance and Forgiveness in Relationships

Everyday Repentance and Forgiveness in Relationships

We (Neil and Melissa) will be doing a joint post today. The first part will be written from Neil’s perspective, and the second part will be from Melissa’s. We will conclude with some joint thoughts.   From Neil’s perspective:  Mornings have become a hectic time for me. With age, I’ve had to add a couple…

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272018Nov
What Truly is at the Heart of Fixing

What Truly is at the Heart of Fixing

My name is Melissa and I am a fixer…..  My son, Michael, can attest to that.  He has definitely been affected by my fixing behavior.  Michael is full of life and energy.  There have been several times, in his younger years especially, when I tried to fix him. I tried to get him to be…

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