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Gasp! Take a deep breath!

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Hurry up and wait! 
It's my daily motto, how about yours? Rushing to tick the boxes on the daily checklist and something interrupts the goal. We become inconvenienced, which is an uncomfortable feeling. Things should happen immediately, not meander like a  muddy-bottomed, slow-moving river. Our lives are centered around quick conveniences like drive-thru coffee stores, dry cleaners, fast food restaurants. Even our microwave ovens are too slow. Does anyone remember how long it took to cook a "TV dinner" in the oven? Yet many of us did it, all for some mystery meat and gelatinous potatoes. We need to slow down.
Breathe
"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad." Proverbs 12:25
Pray
Recharge, find something that makes you smile. Whatever you enjoy doing that allows you to relax and take the focus off your never ending-checklist. Steal away by yourself to finish a chapter of that book you've been itching to read. If you play spor…

Ahh, summer!

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For many parents, the last bell rang in their children's school and that means the scary word . . . summer. I remember the days when my college-age girls were younger and they'd clamor for a vacation seemingly right after they stepped off of the school's curb. I hope parents of younger children find delight in all the craft projects, trips to the pool, and maybe a memorable family vacation or stay-cation. Parents of teens, my prayers are with you.

In cinematic terms, "May the force be with you."
Here are some of my vacation memories.

When I was a child several eons ago, my family and I would take short trips to the beach, living in Florida has many perks and the beautiful beaches are at the top. We'd take humble cans of Vienna Sausage, yellow packages of bologna and ham and other culinary delights as our buffet-on-the-go to the beach. My mom and dad would hunker under their blue rental cabana and parse out the occasional sand toy or food item to my sister and…