#Confessions of a Neat Freak

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My dad tells a story about the differences in his children. He says when my younger brother, Marcus, was a kid he would take things apart and then put them back together. Like the time he took apart my parents’ rotary phone and put it back together. Then he handed my mom four pieces of […]

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#James: The Heart Muscle is Connected to the Tongue Muscle

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During the month of May I have watched as my native home state of Texas has endured continuous torrential rains that have produced massive flooding across the state. Lives and properties have been lost; people are missing; and many have wondered when the rain will end. As I have talked with my family daily during […]

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#MyCountryTisOfThee: Freedom Isn’t Free

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For the first time in five years, I will spend this Memorial Day at home. Over the course of the last five years I have had the opportunity to enjoy Memorial Day weekend in Washington, DC, Boston and New York City. All three of these cities are sites of the United States’ history and origins […]

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Simply the best grandma

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Last night when I heard a news report of an incident in my hometown, I reached for the phone to call my grandmother. I have done this numerous times over the last 40 days and each time I am about to dial her number, I stop myself because I remember she isn’t at the other […]

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#RespectableSins: Control

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Several years ago I found a cute Mary Engelbreit magnet. The image, in Engelbreit’s traditional girly way, is of a girl with both hands on her hips, a clipboard in one hand, and above her head written, “I’m in charge here!” I bought the magnet, and it is been on my refrigerator ever since. While […]

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