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Vegas and My Lost Wedding Ring

Vegas and My Lost Wedding Ring

I lost my wedding ring about 2 weeks ago. Never mind that I hadn't taken it off my finger since our wedding over 15 months ago…until then.

When I realized it wasn't on my finger, I wanted to say that losing it really wasn't my fault.

I wanted to make all kinds of excuses, blame others, and feel sorry for myself. For after all, losing a wedding ring is a big deal…or is it?

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The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

As Patty and I celebrated our first-year wedding anniversary last month and are now in our second year of marriage, we do indeed remain utterly thankful to God for bringing us together.

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Everything Must Change

Everything Must Change

Given the current U.S.news, I felt compelled to share my heart with you on this day. Here's my latest "She Said" blog:

As Dominic and I celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary this month....

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[New Blog] What Is Big Love?

[New Blog] What Is Big Love?

He Said: First and foremost, I want to thank my lovely-kind wife Patty for sharing her blog with me. Truly this is an honor and a privilege. This blog is my second entry in our “He Said, She Said” series. I ended my last blog with “more to come later....” Now that it is later, here is more:

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[New Blog] The Journey Is The Reward

[New Blog] The Journey Is The Reward

She said:

I wrote my last blog at 6 weeks of marriage. I’m writing this blog approaching 6 months. Pocket change for some of you I know. Nevertheless, profound for me.

You see, I remain mindful that The Journey Is The Reward. And having that outlook continues to transform my life.

Over the last 6 months, many have asked me: “How is married life?” Code for “Give me the low down and dirty.”

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…And Fireworks, Too!

…And Fireworks, Too!

She said:

Since I posted my last blog, I’ve moved to a new location, started a new job, and become married. What a Remarkable Ride! (If you missed my previous blogs about how all of this transpired, please take a look at "Can't Eat, Can't Sleep, Knock It Out of the Ballpark," Part 1 and Part 2.)

Here is my new husband’s perspective on our Remarkable Ride together. We’ll continue to provide you with “He said, She said” updates from time to time. Enjoy!

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Can’t Eat, Can’t Sleep, Knock It Out of the Ballpark, Part 2

Can’t Eat, Can’t Sleep, Knock It Out of the Ballpark, Part 2

We met on match.com. The very place that I said I would never use, but I did.

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Can’t Eat, Can’t Sleep, Knock It Out of the Ballpark

Can’t Eat, Can’t Sleep, Knock It Out of the Ballpark

You’ve probably wondered why my blog has been a bit silent over the last couple of months.

In all honesty, I’ve been thinking about how best to share with you my heart and recent life’s experiences. I’ve always tried to make my blog transparent, useful, and inspirational, but most of all, filled with personal insights that come from deep within my heart. So, here’s my update that begins with my journal entry that goes back to January 1, 2016.

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Go for the Smile!

Go for the Smile!

When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 2 years ago, I received some aggressive treatments in the hospital and subsequently as an outpatient. I was hopeful that the treatments would be beneficial.

Instead, the treatments appeared to backfire, and over the next several months, I experienced almost every symptom of MS written in the textbooks. It was as if MS was a wildfire that raged through every bit of my central nervous system, leaving its charred remains behind.

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Butterflies Are For Real!

Butterflies Are For Real!

They were practicing baseball on a field near their house a few Saturdays ago. My son, daughter-in-love and my 2 grandsons, ages 8 and 5. As they began practice, my older grandson shouted, “I see a butterfly!”

I realize that this doesn’t sound like such an auspicious story. Certainly not one that would be worthy of a blog post.

But let me tell you a little more….

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Dance With Me!

Dance With Me!

This month has been a particularly complex month for me. An unexpected move, tax preparation, and new personal and professional commitments had caused me to crave some down time. I put my request for more quiet simplicity out there in the form of a prayer. My answer came in the form of a dream. In the dream, my husband was inviting me to dance.

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The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing

An ancient proverb tells the story of a seeker who ventured deep into a dangerous woods looking for enlightenment from a wise guru. After barely escaping danger after danger, he finally made it to the guru’s sparse hut. He spent the next several days doing what the guru instructed, hoping to find the ultimate truth.

After several days of chopping wood, carrying water, tending fires, cooking meals, and cleaning floors, the seeker became frustrated. He asked the wise one, “When are you going to bestow on me the secrets of enlightenment?”

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