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grow in grace

August 26th, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
Who doesn't want to grow? As most things that are worthwhile and good in our lives, growth is a process that takes time. A fruitful garden requires planning, attention, and patience! read more...

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i will not forget you

July 24th, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
It is 6 years, and Christopher's face flashes like brilliant snapshots through the years: the fragile tiny 5 lb.10 oz. infant swaddled in my arms . . . the 2-year-old golden-haired toddler, with those huge hazel eyes, read more...

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things our mothers used to say

July 24th, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
We remember the things our mother used to say. And then we catch ourselves: Did I just say THAT? At the time, I was a just kid and I didn't get it. My world revolved around the universe made up of me, myself, and I. So we say the things we do because at times it feels like the only recourse we have. All moms wistfully wait for the day when our adult children come up to us at some point, wrap their arms around us and say, "I get it, Mom." read more...

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a fourth to remember

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
For much of my childhood I lived far away in other countries, but I believe America is the greatest country on earth. I read somewhere this simple truth: you can tell a lot about a country by simply observing whether people line up to get in or line up to get out. This is a great country. read more...

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the mother's race

May 9th, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
The job description was for Director of Operations, and the requirements went as follows: Standing for hours on end. Unlimited work weeks. No vacations. Must be a skillful negotiator. Degrees in culinary arts, finance, and medicine helpful. Oh, and by the way, there will be no paycheck. read more...