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SNAFU

Lately I was accused of being a “New Age,” “Oprah” type, which is a no-no in the non-progressive part of the Christian community I used to be a part of. I’m not anymore, but it still pissed me off, no one wants to be labeled, right? I was thinking of this today as I pondered the interesting acronym, SNAFU.   The origin of the acronym  is from the 1940s Navy, and originally had to do with the status of telegraphs!  It means Situation Normal, All Fouled Up.   I believe the military may have a more colorful description  now, which...

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Enough guilt Already

Two days of rest after a trip and I don’t feel a bit guilty. I used to be pretty anxious when I didn’t accomplish much in a day. Ok, fine, I still get like that sometimes. Relaxing is not my strong suit. But resting? I’m a napping Queen. Guilt is such a funny thing. It’s tied to all kinds of fears and emotions. I’ve had many a Mom at my table saying, “But I feel guilty,” if I don’t do this thing or that or accomplish this or that. I admitted mine from the early child rearing years when I...

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Life is short, be patient…

“Maxima enim, Patientia virtus”        Patience is the greatest virtue Who says that? Um, Axl Rose? “All you need is a little patience.”  Aristotle? “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” On the other hand…”Life is short,” is also a well-known motto.  It’s poetically penned by the Bible’s King David: “As for man, his days are like grass. As a flower of the field, so he flourishes, for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof remembers it no more.” Psalm 103:15. Some would say, “Life is too short to wait.”  Cripes,...