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Eternal Lizdom
Eternal Lizdom, rockin' the +!
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Taking Sides
Over the past however many years, even as I've stood up for people on the margins and called senators and shared opinions and information, I've still always maintained that there is a way to see both sides. There is a way to bridge the divide. There is a wa...

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January 2017
When the new year started, I shared that I wasn't so much into the idea of making a resolution or setting a "focus word." Instead, I made a list of things I wanted to focus on, continue, or start up. 1. I have to admit, I thought I was cheating a little wit...

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Chores - Trying a New Approach
My kids do not have regular chores. We've tried here and there but it never sticks - mostly due to failure on the part of us as parents to follow through on rewards or tracking. We've been most successful in the summer break when we have a nanny and the kid...

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I've been mulling over the idea of summing up 2016, of coming up with a word to focus on in 2017, whether or not I should resolve to make any changes in the New Year. 2016 was an interesting year. At the start of the year, I had decided that my focus for th...

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So Now What?
I have said a lot of stuff on the blog this week. I'm Not Racist, But... Kindness Isn't Enough What My Feelings Are Not Defining My Faith It's a lot. And it was pretty raw. And very therapeutic for me. That doesn't mean I am now all better, though. It doesn...

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Defining My Faith
I was doing research on another topic - civil discourse. And I was ruminating on this blog post. This week has essentially been my personal therapeutic post-election series. My relationship with God will always be the foundation of my healing. So I'm readin...

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What My Feelings Are Not
There seems to be a lot of confusion and assumptions about what the "election losers" are feeling. I am sure that some people are feeling the disappointment of their candidate losing. I am sure that some people are concerned about what will happen on the is...

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Kindness Isn't Enough
We are 1 week past election day. And in the week that followed that election, there have been countless stories of women and minorities experiencing blatant, in your face hate. I didn't want to share the stories but if you haven't heard about any of them (w...

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I'm Not Racist, But...
This is a phrase I've heard a lot lately. I'm not racist. I'm not a bigot. I'm not sexist. I'm not homophobic.  But I voted for Trump. But I understand why others voted for Trump. But "All Lives Matter." But those protesters are too loud/violent/troublesome...

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Dear Trump Supporters
I'm sorry. I have realized in the past weeks that many of the people I know who support Trump are people who are afraid. I hear it in interviews, I read it in Facebook posts, I see it in the articles and hear it in the sound bites. For the past 8 years, you...
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