Monthly Archives: July 2012

Authenticity and Intimacy

In my Beyond Layers e-course, Kim challenged us to think about speaking from the heart and from her own heart stated even her own “heart letters” may not be everyone’s cuppa tea.  She wanted to hear our thoughts about this…what … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

It was time.  It had to be done.  I needed to make room in my heart (and my drawers) .  But breaking up is hard to do…and I had put it off for so long… But I was neither doing … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday and a List of Gifts!

This is a HUGE day in my world and for many others who have been part of this frontier endeavor that began in 2002…beginning the Hasingler Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center at Akron Children’s Hospital… This was a conceived at … Continue reading

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Stop…Breathe…Control my Cortisol

Wow…I walk into the office this morning…a call from our intensive care unit about a medically-ready, medically-fragile child not able to go home because of bureaucratic glitches that I have to untangle.  I call them “untangling the Christmas lights.” I had an … Continue reading

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Dream-like in a Bog

Last Sunday, Edster and I went to Springfield Bog, along with my daughter and Bruno…Yes, it was hot!  But God’s bountiful mercies were everywhere…this is my Father’s world! In my Beyond Layers e-course, Kim gave us a new recipe giving a … Continue reading

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More from Behind the Scenes – Five (5) Questions!

Well, that Kim and Xanthe  continue to stretch we “grasshoppers” taking the  Behind the Scenes e-course.  So today we have five questions to answer…no right or wrong answers…  So here goes: 1. What makes you happy…in five words or less…? Hmmm…I … Continue reading

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Walk About Town – Part II

Continuing yesterday’s post, along my photowalk, fire escapes were not the only architecture I saw, nor was Mike’s art the only art I saw. There was art on an old over pass… Seeing the City through Lock 3… The hospital … Continue reading

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Walk About Town – Part I

Well, let’s lighten things up…shall we?  My online e-course has challenged me to take a photowalk as content for a blog entry…actually the Beyond Layers course also challenged us to take photos of the area where we live… So I chose … Continue reading

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Remembering God’s Mercies When I Hurt…Part II

I really had no idea how God could break through and help me see His gifts in the pain I spoke about in my last entry…I doubted  it could be possible.  My perspective was dismal.  That was my first wrong … Continue reading

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Remembering God’s Mercies While Hurting…Part I

Sunday was devastating!  Church was wonderful…time with my husband out shopping for new polos and oversized T-shirts for my son, Caleb.  Have I told you about him?  That would take a separate blog alone!  But let me try…briefly. Caleb, named after … Continue reading

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