Author Archives: pwmja5

About pwmja5

freelance writer, wife, mom, gardener, cook, and friend

Off the Shelf: The Little Book of Hygge

In recent months, though I have enjoyed the writing process for years, it seems I lost my writing voice. I missed making a blank page come to life with words yet found words did not come freely or frequently. Finally, … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Boeing 737

The tragic news of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 this past Sunday left us all wondering again about the safety of flight.  We routinely purchase plane tickets, pack our suitcases and plod through airport security lines,  thankful we … Continue reading

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Where Were You When–

Several years ago, as a young pastor’s wife, I sat around a breakfast table with several of the older ladies in our church. They gathered once a month for a time of prayer and I enjoyed getting to know them … Continue reading

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Minimalism: Painting 101

As I shared in a previous post, I have been on a journey toward finding minimalism in my life. While minimalism often brings with it some challenging concepts – such as reducing possessions and evaluating priorities – I believe we … Continue reading

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The Perfect Purse

For most of my girl-and-woman life, I have been searching for the perfect purse. Not too big, not too small. Some pockets, but not too many. Deep enough that my wallet sits in there securely, but not so deep that … Continue reading

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Finding Minimalism

“Minimalism: the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.”  — Joshua Becker My journey toward minimalism began – quite by accident – on a spring day nine years ago. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Cities

On Saturday, April 28th, in Washington, DC, the White House correspondents’ dinner became the talk of the town after comedian Michelle Wolf’s jaw-dropping diatribe left even the most desensitized media members in the room squirming in their seats. In attendance … Continue reading

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My Hobbit Hole

I have a little hobbit hole at my house. It is quite a nice hobbit hole, if I do say so myself. It is cozy and quiet, with just enough room for one person – me. Now this is not … Continue reading

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For the Love of Books

  Technology is usually my friend – except when it is not. My latest episode of Me Vs. Technology occurred at 1:30 a.m. this past Sunday, when I accidentally locked my laptop keyboard without a clue on how to unlock … Continue reading

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The Price of Fake Friends

BBC News recently posted a report regarding a New York state investigation into a company, Devumi, which sells quantities of Twitter followers for a price. They also sell “likes” and “retweets” and even offer their service to other platforms as … Continue reading

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