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Cindi Carver-Futch
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Goodbye busyness...hello being present to my own life...my gift!
Goodbye busyness...hello being present to my own life...my gift!

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Do Overs
Hello, it's been a while... not much.... how 'bout you? (If you now have a song by England Dan & John Ford Coley playing in your head, you're welcome.) Like most people, I started the new year with intentions to do certain things. Exercise. Eat better. Fini...
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Power of Story: The Man Who Invented Christmas
What makes a story come alive? Think about your favorite stories, whether in books or movies. What is about them that moves you? That intrigues you? That causes you to see the people in them, relate to them, care about them? That affects your heart, your mi...
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Wednesday Poetry: The Storm
With Hurricane Irma bearing down on us and a new State of Emergency being declared for our state (SC), my mind for Wednesday Poetry ran to another strong woman - Emily Dickinson. In this poem she captures the eerie feel of an approaching storm yet manages t...
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Wednesday Poetry: Wild Geese
Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine...
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Change is a Marathon not a Cakewalk
It's been a long since I've eaten cake. I don't eat flour or sugar anymore, which are pretty much the hallmarks of all things cakey.  Since I gave up starch/sugar, I feel better, lighter, clearer minded. So the idea of eating cake is counter productive for ...
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Wednesday Poetry: Sonnet 55 - Love and Poetry outlast Stuff
It's time to reclaim my blog space. Far too much time has passed, far too many things have flowed under the bridge since I have written last. Time is fleeting, life is short, and I am not getting any younger. So, the time is now.... In resurrecting my blog,...
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bad mommy moments (or, thank heaven for little girls)
Have you ever had a “bad mommy” moment? I had one today. I picked up my daughter at carpool. Normally she rides with
another family to her 3 ½ hour Irish dance lesson on Monday. Since class was
cancelled today due to a weekend competition, I decided to surp...
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newspaper subscription hell complete with daemons
Have you ever been so frustrated by something so petty that you're almost ashamed, except the thing frustrating you is something you really want to get resolved and you make a hundred good-faith efforts that get you nowhere except more frustrated and you ju...
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wholehearted parenting
I've been reading (aka listening to) a lot of Dr. Brené Brown lately. If you aren't familiar with her, she is an author, speaker, and research professor who has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. You want t...
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politics, musicals, and compromise
"You can't always get what you want." A true statement and a great Rolling Stones song that was oddly appropriated by one of the political conventions. Which is weirdly appropriate, because it is a GIANT understatement when it comes to politics. Especially ...
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