Mercy Invites Dignity & Redemption

Mercy Invites Dignity & Redemption

We just passed the half-way point of our Heart Cleanse that I might be renaming Soul-Cleanse because that’s what seems to be going on. Something deep at a soul level is happening.

A levity has entered our sphere.

“Have you been doing our little cleanse thing?” I ask Snopes.

“In my head,” she replies.

I nod. And ask, “Have you noticed a levity? I mean, it seems like with the boys, all of us, a lightness is there.”

“I know,” she says – almost wide-eyed – and nods....

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GKM Power Walks

GKM Power Walks

The Heart Cleanse continues (40 day feast – practicing gratitude, kindness & mercy), and opportunities abound.

This offered a lovely morning greeting after a wonderful (yet hard) college send-off weekend in San Antonio last weekend. The boys held down the fort while the girls traveled and dropped off.

Why the open cereal boxes? Why not just close them and put them away (& other counter-stuff for that matter?) I don’t know. But with a genuinely happy heart (GRATEFUL...

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When College Drop-Off/School-start Doesn’t Look Like You Thought it Would

When College Drop-Off/School-start Doesn’t Look Like You Thought it Would

It’s about this time of year that social media threads begin to be filled with smiling happy people heading back or off to school. Pics of trips made, roommates hugging, dorm rooms decorated, fraternity & sorority choices announced … and in the younger years: teachers announced, carpools arranged, seats assigned, teams made — fill feeds. And it’s good and we celebrate and cheer as next steps in life are taken.

But not everyone’s picture looks like...

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Heart Cleanse – feast instead of fast

Heart Cleanse – feast instead of fast

A few weeks ago, just after backing out of the driveway (our neighborhood still has side drives) I was hit with a morning blast of unnecessary rudeness. Such a lovely way to start the day.

A car bossing it’s way down our street for sure wasn’t going to give way. It barrelled at me so close I had to back down the street in order to let it pass. “Really?!,” I might have muttered, then added “…well, Good Morning & happy day to you” even though the driver absolutely...

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To be, or not to be – Afraid

To be, or not to be – Afraid

What is it with fear?

This weekend, I went to the movies with my two oldest kids. Shocker of all shockers – we were early! Which means we got to see the trailers. All was fun and fine until my daughter turned to me and said, “Don’t watch this!”

Hilarious that she’s telling me to avert my eyes. The tables sure have been turned. Does that mean I’m old? … Probably best to not answer.

“This is a trailer for It,” she loud-whispers.

I guess there’s a Take-2 for that gem. And...

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Kay Wyma Hi. My name is Kay. I'm a mother of 5. I'm a recovering enabler, procrastinator, grammar hacker and am calendar challenged (among other things).
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