Peace in a Pandemic

2020 has been quite a year. I think one of my favorite memes has been a picture of David Bowie as the Goblin King. The caption read, “At this point, if the Goblin King invited me into the Labyrinth, I’d just go…” I think we all would. So far this year, Australia started burning, the…

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The Quarantine 15 and Silencing Bill

I lost forty pounds last year. I needed to, desperately, since managing my weight becomes an all consuming activity as soon as I hit size 14. At size 16, I will have crossed the line to obsessive/compulsive behavior, buying every workout program that promises results and thinking about my weight on a minute-by-minute basis. It’s…

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Social Injustice – Just an Opinion

Here we are in the back-half of 2020…and the year continues to bring more unrest. It’s been interesting to watch the varying responses to our current social crisis. Some people think it’s a crisis because the issue of racial inequality has never been dealt with. Some people think it’s a crisis because there is rioting…

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The Race for Empathy

Hey – we are almost heading into the back half of 2020, otherwise known as Jumanji – Level 6. It’s been a year already…and by that, I mean, we have had enough experiences this year to fill several years worth of journals, scrapbooks and Facebook pages. We are still dealing with the aftermath, or is…

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Lessons from the Pandemic

I don’t know about you but I always try to find little life lessons in every pandemic that I face. Ok – I’ve only faced one, but regardless, I believe that every situation can provide a plethora of life lessons. Here are the top things that I have learned over the last month while dealing…

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Singing While Sheltering

In my last post, I gave ideas of ten things that you can do while sheltering-in-place. I forgot to mention another one…rewriting Children’s Ministry songs to fit the current crisis. Why do I do this? I have no idea. It all stared with a “He’s Got the Whole World” challenge which in all honesty, I…

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Ten Things to do During "Shelter-in-Place"

We live in a busy society with people rushing to work, speeding through Starbucks, working our shift and then rushing home. Our socialization is primarily digital and every moment typically is allotted an “essential” activity that leaves time for little else. We have just entered the Twilight Zone, however, and suddenly many of us are…

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'Shelter' as a Verb

I woke up this morning feeling a little useless. I’m a nurse but not on the front lines. I’ve worked in Health Education for eighteen years with fifteen of them being in some form of management. The faculty that I’m blessed to work beside will say that I’m a good manager, but my skills in…

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New Years and Mondays

What is it about a new year that fills us with so much hope? Why is January 1st such a special day that makes us fill that anything is possible? I think it’s because we all need a fresh start at some point. January 1st is like the biggest Monday of the year, for those…

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