More Than Conquerors

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Ah, sweet victory – I’m done! I could stop here and say that my victory today is crossing the finish line, completing the challenge, but I feel it would be a good time to stop and reflect on what I’m taking with me from this month. Sometimes in life there are clear victories, victories that even the world has to …

Faithful in Prayer

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My victory came late last night, and today was full. Hence, day 30 at the end of day 31. When we lived overseas, I met weekly with two dear friends of mine. Toward the end of my time there, we were joined by yet another friend. We would share with each other how we were doing and how they could …

Growing Roots

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We’re coming up on one year of living in Orlando. The first time we came down last year to see the house as a family was in October, when we observed that our neighbors down the street decorated extensively for Halloween. We’ve since learned they go all out for most holidays. About a month ago, their Halloween decor went up …

At Least I’m Doing It

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone make the comment, “You homeschool? Oh I could never do that. I’m not patient enough.” Oh, is that what I’m supposed to have? Excuse me, then, I’m clearly in the wrong line of work. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a job that asked more of me …

Playing Together

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Our kids are in that stage between toys and whatever comes next to fill their free time – jobs? Friends? I don’t know. All I know is that Candyland doesn’t entertain them anymore (and I think we’re all a little thankful for that). It’s hard to know how to occupy our free time well with them when it seems most …

Conquering the Highways

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There is an intersection here at Hwy 528 and the Florida turnpike that’s a little nutty. It feels like some maniacal engineers drew the plans to ensure the highest number of people would accidentally be forced out in a place not their intended destination. There should be a sign at the entrance, “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.” Ok, …

Avoiding a Ticket

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It’s hard to find victory in being pulled over by the police, but I’m going to try. First of all, just before I left the house, I almost didn’t grab my purse because it was just a short drive to drop our daughter off at a birthday party. I had this thought though, “What if I get pulled over?” which …

Planning over Doing

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There exists out there a wonderful tool for personal and career assessment called the Birkman. One of the things it measure is 11 components of how you function in a work environment. It tells you what your usual behavior is, what you need from others, and what kind of crazy you do when you don’t get it. (well, they just …

Courage

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I knew a guy once whose dad was the king of getting good deals out of retailers. He even got a salesman in a store to give him the tie he was wearing. I do not have that kind of mojo. I don’t even have a little of it. In fact, having to try to ask for a deal or …

Finding a Hairdresser

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I seem to be on a roll here with victories that harken back to posts of old. Today, it’s this post from my previous blog, in which I pondered the fact that I would need to find a new hair stylist in Orlando. It seems like a small thing, but for those of us who can’t get by with getting …