Yesterday, my husband Bill and I “came out of the closet.” We conducted our very first channeling session in a public venue. Was I scared? Nope…not in the slightest. You see, things have changed so dramatically in our lives over the past few years – even more significantly over the past 8 months – that I am no longer…

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Years ago, I wrote a devotional for the Christian magazine, Our Daily Bread. It was titled “Our Limited Understanding.” (don’t look for it; sadly, it wasn’t picked up for publication). In reality, it was about The Big Picture. I wrote: “As a mom, God often speaks to me through my two small children. The kids and I enjoy reading…

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  It’s a beautiful Saturday night in downtown Charleston. I’m sitting at a piano bar with my husband and some friends from work, having a blast, my voice almost hoarse from singing and yelling. At some point, I sneak a glance at Bill, who is not prone to overt displays of excitement. He’s singing and tapping along with the…

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I used to think there were only two kinds of people in the world – those who were creative and those who were not. Until recently, I would have told anyone who asked that I fell squarely into the second camp. I can’t draw, I’m not particularly crafty, I don’t play an instrument, and I can’t dance or sing…

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My son is a big fan of Neil Degrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. For a school project, Evan created some laminated bookmarks, on which were written various quotes from famous scientists, like Tyson.  Of course, being an avid reader, I absconded with the bookmarks as soon as he brought them back home – one can never…

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  The other day, a colleague and I were having a philosophical discussion (in other words, we were talking about religion). As we contemplated various religious practices, wondering about their purpose and benefit, we of course, hit upon the practice of confession. I mentioned that when I lived in south Texas, I would sometimes attend church with my Catholic…

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  The other morning, I was awoken (a bit early) with The Sound of Silence playing in my head – you know, that new cover by Disturbed (it’s awesome, right?!). I’ve been around long enough to know that God often speaks to me very early in the morning, during that twilight time between wakefulness and sleep, when the gates…

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My 18-year-old son, Evan, is an awesome young man (even if I am a bit partial), and is on the verge of permanently leaving the nest to embark on his adult life! He has always been a quiet, thoughtful, introspective child, which has its pros and cons. On the plus side, he wasn’t a defiant or rambunctious boy. In…

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It’s 6am on a random Friday morning in February. I roll out of bed, groggy but glad it is Friday! As I do every morning, I grab my phone and my reading glasses and stumble into the bathroom, shielding my eyes from the blaring light that my sweet husband so thoughtfully turned on for me. It’s time to take…

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