Swimming with Turtles

We paddled out about ¼ mile off the Maui shore. We “anchored” so to speak and the other 5 kayakers started putting on their snorkeling gear. I sat there breathing deep feeling some trepidation that I’d be forced to join in and get in the crystal-clear ocean. And once in, they seriously expected me to…

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Growth doesn’t stop in your twenties

It was winter in Maryland. We sat at an old kitchen table taking a breather from cleaning out the family home. We had just eaten our share of crab cakes made with my mother-in-laws special recipe. As conversation bounced from subject to subject, my husbands brother sat and watched analyzing our conversations and answers. And…

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Can We Go Worship More?

Guest Blog:  by Linley Sullivan Danielle and Faire look at me eagerly and ask, “Hey can we go to the front to worship more Linley. We will come back to help in a minute, we just want to worship” What else can I say to that statement except “of course”.  As they run up to…

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Waiting for my Muse

Yes, I blog. I blog because I love to express my feelings in writing. To clarify and expand my ideas in black and white.  In December, last year, I became a “full-time” writer …which gifted me with “full-time” writer’s block. Because since I now need to write, I can’t … yeah I got nothing. I…

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Sunsets, Barney and Snicker Bars

January 27, 2017. My mother would be 84 today.  She died when she was 62.  I often think, she was just done.  She seemed a bit tired of living. Just before she died, she decided to quit radiation for her brain tumor. Chemo never was an option and the radiation was purely to extend her…

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True things that go bump in the night

She sat on the long, concrete driveway, bowl of candy in her lap, dishing out handful after handful as the kids just kept coming. The eerie music, chains and screams blared from the front window through old crackling speakers. To the left in the grey-rocked cactus garden stood life-sized mannequins wearing Halloween garb, scary masks,…

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Into the Deep…

Tribe 303, as Driven for Life has deemed this session of Teen Leadership Foundation, has graduated. The last couple of days I’ve shared with you about being at this training as a chaperon, sidekick, observer. Sunday was the third and final day, Graduation day. Can you really graduate after only 3 days? When it feels…

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