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Charity Martin
"I feel no shame. I'm proud of where I came from. I was born and raised in the boondocks. One thing I know. No matter where I go I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks."
"I feel no shame. I'm proud of where I came from. I was born and raised in the boondocks. One thing I know. No matter where I go I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks."

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Wave-tossed whispers
I don’t know why the beach always lends itself to long,
contemplative blog posts. Maybe its because, as the waves crash and the wind blows, I
cannot hear any of the things my children are saying to each other, and
therefore ‘mommy’ brain is on vacation. May...

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Becoming Known - Part 4
Have you ever felt like you started something, and somewhere
along the way it took a turn you weren’t expecting, hadn’t planned for, and
couldn’t stop from happening? I feel like that almost every day...when I fix my hair. Seriously, if my hair could talk, ...

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Have you ever had a moment of absolute, overwhelming realization that reached to the very core of your being, and left you reeling and shaken and all-but-unable to verbally explain it? I had one of those this morning. And it's too exciting not to share. But...

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To Serve or Not to Serve
I've been pondering servant-hood a lot recently. We all know, I suppose, what the term means. We've heard it, we've said it, we've promoted it, we've done it, and we have decided not to do it. Depending on where you find yourself in your life, it's either a...

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Motherhood Musings
Motherhood is exhausting. I know I'm not the only mom who feels this way. It doesn't make us incompetent or ungrateful or lazy or anemic or sleep deprived or overworked or any of the other things to admit it. Periodically, my husband and I will have an even...

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New Focus
It's New Year's Eve, and I find my thoughts are taking a different turn than they usually do. Normally, I would grouch about the futility of resolutions or the exhaustion of having to stay up till (GOD FORBID) midnight, or the irritation of Christmas decora...

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Coincidental Christmas
You know how you are reading a book and you think "Huh, that's an interesting coincidence," and then you find out, as the pages turn, that it wasn't coincidence at all, but a carefully executed story line, a plot woven strategically and painstakingly to kee...

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Careful Chaos
It's chaos every day in my life, but the crazy is amped up during the holidays. I don't mind. I am, unashamedly, a lover of all things Christmas related. Movies, music, decorations, special flavors of coffee and cookies, seasonal scents of candles and lotio...

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London, baby!
Confession: this particular leg of our journey is the one I, personally, was most excited about. London, United Kingdom. A city filled with history. Exactly my speed. Speaking of speed, let me back up and share a few details about the Formula One Grand Prix...

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Abu Dhabi
I wanted to add, after the title "not to be confused with Abu the monkey" but I knew only my kids and a few others would understand the Aladdin reference...and so I didn't. My second title idea was "more of the cultural phenomenon," except it doesn't have q...
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