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The Sisterhood of the Mar Mar.

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Well I know you have probably heard of the Ya Ya Sisterhood BUT have you ever heard of the Sisterhood of the Mar Mar? Well I'll share a little information of the Mar Mars with you but there are many secrets of the Sisterhood which will remain just that...SECRETS...

Last year a group of us started a fun tradition called the January Journey....it was an overnight party (at a hotel) where we celebrated our journey through the decades since there are women of all ages in our little "group". It was great fun and we vowed to do it every year. However this year one of us, Barb, will be deployed to Afghanistan in early January....so waiting until January just wasn't an option....hence we had January Journey (in December). The Sisterhood of the Mar Mar (a combination of YaYa Sisterhood, Fuzzy Ducks, and Margarita Thursdays) came into being because we wanted a little ceremony or something special for Barb to think about when the going gets tough...So I wrote a script and we each…

Parties & Talking & Other Stuff

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It's that time of the year where parties abound....time to make decisions about which events to attend, which to skip, and which to host!

Parties are like people's personalities. Each one has its own flavor, energy level and meaning. There are the family parties, sweet and full of memories. There is an illusive quality to them...sort of a dejavu. Repeated yearly, with only a slightly different cast of characters as some pass on and new babies are added. There are staff parties, where you catch just a glimpse of a different side of those you work with. Sometimes it is a refreshing twist to a personality you may see as "too serious". Or perhaps it is a level of "wild" that you only thought existed in the pages of adult magazines. Then there are those gatherings that include your closet and dearest friends...those take on a surreal quality....where you wonder how you could survive life without this group of totally remarkable people.

In your life, when you think…

Alone in the Woods

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Standing in the stillness of the woods, surrounded by the mist, it's easy to seek answers to questions that appear as wispy as the mist. What is waiting in the dark shadows of your mind?What lurks in deep crevices? Is it simply the unknown or something more sinister?

Not a pretty...nice Christmasy thought...evil? Yet when we travel the path of life we encounter many things that "aren't pretty." The Christmas Story itself is not all light and love. For immediately upon the birth of Christ, those who wanted to destroy him began to seek him out, not to examine or embrace what he had to offer but itstead to destroy it. I really don't think it was out of hate....instead I believe it was out of fear.

Fear of the unknown, fear of a miracle that could so quietly slip into the world, so innocently touch the souls of others, pure and weak....a babe in the arms of its mother. What a unique and nonthreatening way to introduce God's love, to those who may doubt, or search, …