Category Archives: This is living!

What we leave behind.

I am often reminded of the wake of our lives and how our actions impact others. I have this bad habit of replaying whole conversations, or sometimes days in my head after the fact to think about how that conversation … Continue reading

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On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a tech free space.

I looked around the room to see five people all facing the middle of the room, the television showing a movie we were watching ‘together’. It should have been a great shared experience, but for the five people in the … Continue reading

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On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…time.

The holidays bring such an onslaught of busy-ness that we often forget to spend time with the most important people in our lives, our families. In the hustle and bustle of the season, in the family politics, the office parties … Continue reading

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On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…freedom.

As our kids and I stood in the Lubbock airport and watch mommy go through security, I am struck by the difference that almost ten years of marriage makes. She is going to visit her family that is in need … Continue reading

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On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…equity.

This is the fifth post in this series, let me recommend you first read ‘Twelve Debts of Christmas‘, ‘Family Holiday Ground Rules’, ‘1 Million Dollars’ and ‘A Mental Breakdown’. Okay, okay lets be honest this doesn’t really happen, right? Equity in time, spending, … Continue reading

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On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…family holiday ground rules.

The second debt of Christmas is to your immediate family. There are so many things that pull on you during the holidays and you have to develop family ground rules to deal with those issues. These are general rules on … Continue reading

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On the Third Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to me…one million dollars.

If this is the first post you are reading in this series, let me recommend you first read ‘Twelve Debts of Christmas‘ and ‘Family Holiday Ground Rules’.  The third debt of Christmas is just that, debt. Anytime you have debt … Continue reading

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