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Praying in the New Year

It was New Year’s Eve, 1995. I had just graduated from college that May and moved to Asunción Paraguay in July for my first adult job as a kindergarten teacher.  It was summer in the southern hemisphere, and we were on summer break at a time when I was used to cold temperatures and piles of snow in my native New…

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About Me

Welcome. I’m glad you’ve stopped by! I wish we could sit down and chat with a warm cup of coffee and some fresh chocolate chip cookies. I wish you were stopping by my little apartment with its view of the Hudson river. I’d ask you questions about life, we’d get deep, and then my son would wake up, come out, smile,…

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DWELL

DWELL. I’m good at dwelling on negative things. When I want to concentrate, I really can, and I go down a negative spiral and dwell hard at the bottom. It’s not living—it’s dwelling and plumbing the depths of negativity without seeing any “out.” I can dwell quite easily and well there—the path to dwelling in negativity is well-worn in my…

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Book of Womanhood Launch Celebration

Celebrate with me! The Book of Womanhood is published! COME AND: – Win a free book, purchase one, get one signed – Hear about the Woman Rite of Passage – Eat yummy Syrian appetizers (and American desserts) – Celebrate!   Monday, November 30, 2015 6:30pm Shuman Hall, Nyack College RSVP: here. 0

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BUY THE BOOK!

If you’re ready to purchase, go here And for 40% off, use the discount code: woman If you’re still thinking, check out the Book of Womanhood page sneak peeks into its content and testimonials to transformation through reading it 0

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What’s with all the Fancy Photos?

Do I think that being a woman is about dressing up? NO! I love to be comfortable in yoga pants, and the image of a woman is not all about being fancy. But there are times when it’s appropriate to dress up, and this is the Crossing Over Ceremony for the Woman Rite of Passage. And those are the only…

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Murkiness is Good

‪#‎MurkyMonday‬ Sometimes murkiness is good. My new netflix addiction is “Madam Secretary” about an ex-CIA woman who becomes Secretary of State. While I can’t agree with all of its foreign policy stances or portrayals, I find it fun to watch. In Episode 10 (S1), Madam Secretary tells her 20-year-old daughter a terrible story of how she allowed someone to be…

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Trusting God not Me

Rest.  Rest Today. Rest to show that you trust God rather than yourself. In Leviticus 25, the people were called to not plant on the 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 35th, 42nd, 49th, and 50th year. What?? Certainly today, I could go with no herbs on my patio each of those years, since I would just purchase some at the grocery…

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Dark, Dull Outlook?

There’s a tree on campus, pictured here by the gazebo. It has a beautiful, mysterious look all summer, and then it gets dark and dull. Every time, I’m afraid it won’t become a blazing red like the chairs in front. I love the blazing red–it’s an autumn highlight for me! Every Time, I wonder. Every Time, I get a little…

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The Book of Womanhood

I wrote a book that I wish someone had written for me. A book to help me at each transition, to encourage me when I need it, to empower me to be the woman God created me to be in all ways. . .  I offer you that book. And in doing so, I invite you into my journey of transformation.…

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