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Slow to the Punch

This morning -- at my "real" job -- a client asked me if my name is "Sara with an H." "Yes," I replied, "but I will also answer to Sarah without an H." An unfortunate bystander overheard, and remarked afterwards, "Now, how many times have you used that line in your life?" Truth be told,… Continue reading Slow to the Punch

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A Thankful Heart

A little more than a week ago, a young woman from our community passed away. She had been battling cancer for some time. She and her husband were active members of the local faith community, and poured themselves into others and into serving and into doing those little things that matter. Her life has impacted… Continue reading A Thankful Heart

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How to Write in One Easy Step

Here it is... are you ready for this? It's earth-shattering, folks... you might want to sit down. The one simple step to writing is this: Write. Yes, friends... that is quite literally it. I've spent the past several weeks in search of tips and tricks and helpful hints on how to move beyond the writer's… Continue reading How to Write in One Easy Step

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How to Get Apple Pie from Weeds

I don't especially like dandelions. Here in the cold, slow-to-start Upper Peninsula of Michigan, however, dandelions are one of the first signs of spring. The little weed is more prolific here than the state flower. Many well-intending folks with greener lawns than I work diligently to rid their yards of dandelions, but as a pseudo-gardener,… Continue reading How to Get Apple Pie from Weeds