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New column: “The power of our places”

Saturday is Earth Day, and I love the Earth. In fact, it’s difficult for me to really express how much I love and need the natural world–how much my “places” mean to me and my family. Never have our national … Continue reading

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New column: “Easter makes a promise to all of us”

There is so much about Easter that changes for me, year after year, depending on where I am in my life, on my own faith “hike,” or how I feel about the world. But one that never changes is the … Continue reading

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New column: “Teaming up with my husband for a Whole30 challenge”

Hi, friends. So, my husband and I have been doing this “eating plan,” as like to call it–because I refuse to use the word “diet” around my daughters–since March 15th. Perhaps you’ve heard of Whole30? Okay, so I made my … Continue reading

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New column: “Book clubs and dreaming big”

It’s a special thing, as a first-time novelist, to visit book clubs. A dream come true, really. But it’s especially lovely when you get to be the guest at the book club of your 6th grade Language Arts teacher, like … Continue reading

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New column: “Unpredictable March”

Raise your hand if some days, it feels like March weather is just messing around with you. Yep, me too. So that’s my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it! If you do, I hope … Continue reading

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New column: “Fill in the blank”

If only I could __________, my life would be perfect. How many of us have played the game of fill-in-the-blank? That and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click … Continue reading

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New column: “Valentine’s Day and middle school romance”

Ah, middle school in the 1990s. A time of budding romance, zits, braces, shoulder pads, and perms. That’s my column this week in The Greenville News. Sure hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Which wolf are you feeding?”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about that ever-present inner battle between hope and fear. It’s one we all face. And it comes with a choice: which one will we let win? To read, click here. P.S. … Continue reading

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New column: “A puppy–and dog owner–in training”

Hi, all. Forgot to post yesterday. My column this week in The Greenville News is about training our new puppy, Merlin. And, of course, training ourselves. That and more if you click here. Sure hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “A story about whining”

Hi, all. My column this week in The Greenville News is about whining. Because if I hear my 7 year-old whine one more time, I’m moving to Australia. To read, click here. Hope y’all enjoy it!

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