More than words

When my older sister and I were little, we loved jumping up and down on her bed. My mom bought it from Sears. Or maybe the Spiegel catalog. I can’t be sure. What I do know is that it was beige plastic with a super sweet canopy. If I jumped high enough, I could touch the white billowy gossamer and feel the euphoric sensation of fake flying. My parents didn’t

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I gotta feeling

One of the best songs of 2009 was “I Gotta Feeling.” The Black Eyed Peas totally hit pay dirt on that one, am I right? It has definitely withstood the test of time. I’ve shouted the words of this quintessential anthem at many a wedding in the last seven years and may have specific choreography to certain lyrics. L’CHAIM! The Peas capitalized on that inner “something” that we all hone

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Arise Africa

When my friend Alissa invited me to join her on a mission trip to Zambia, I hesitated at first. I had a lot going on. Several projects required my attention. Exactly zero planning had been accomplished for my pending move. Plus, my book isn’t going to write itself, you know. Alissa is the Executive Director of an organization called Arise Africa. It’s a ministry based in Zambia that works with

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Bachelorette JoJo recap: Feels like home

Bachelorette JoJo recap: Episode 8 When the annoying “TO BE CONTINUED” graphic splashed across the screen, indicating that we would not witness one of JoJo’s suitors join her panic attack, I was outraged. Of course Mike Fleiss has no problem making us wait an entire week before we learn who gets the boot stuffed with an invitation to find a hook-up in Paradise. If I were a betting woman (which

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