Goodbye from Monday’s Muse

Goodbye from Monday’s Muse

It’s time to say goodbye. As of this week, Monday’s Muse will be closing its virtual doors. I could give you a list of really good reasons, including an upcoming college graduation, a move across town, a military retirement, and so on. Or I could tell you the truth, which is that I feel it’s just that time. Time to let go of what was and embrace what is to come. A new season, new projects, new dreams. I could…

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Itś All About the Love

Itś All About the Love

¨The LORD your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with his love, and celebrates over you with shouts of joy.” (Zeph. 3:17 Godś Word Translation) Is it a little surprising to know that this scripture is found in the Old Testament? Normally, we think of the Old Testament as a place where God is either blowing up cities with fire or hashing out sudden death to His enemies….

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Take Back the Life that the Grocery Store Steals From You

Take Back the Life that the Grocery Store Steals From You

Today I’m going to change your life. No, I’m not telling you how to be a better parent or spouse or generally loving person. I’m going to tell you about Quan. Who is Quan? I’m glad you asked. Quan is my personal shopper at Walmart. Personal shopper, you ask? Yes. At Walmart? Yes. How is this going to change my life? I’ll tell you how. Does it feel like you spend half of your life at the grocery store? Because…

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A Few Great Parenting Tips For Your New Year from Guest Blogger Christi Mancha

A Few Great Parenting Tips For Your New Year from Guest Blogger Christi Mancha

It seems like it’s been a while since I’ve talked about parenting here at Monday’s Muse. With that in mind, it is my great joy to introduce a new friend of mine, Christi Mancha. Christi is refreshingly real, engaging, and brimming with enthusiasm for her life and her work. She is a dedicated military wife and mom of what she calls a “beautifully blended family” of two twenty-three year olds and a sixteen-year old. Christi also happens to be a gifted…

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Three Simple Ways to Declutter

Three Simple Ways to Declutter

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you had a great holiday and are approaching this week rested and ready to take 2017 by storm. Ian and I have been working hard decluttering our house and staging it to sell. January is a great time of year to get rid of junk; to lighten the load. January is a fresh page, a clean slate, a chance to start again – not just physically, but spiritually and emotionally as well. Regardless of…

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My Hope for 2017

My Hope for 2017

“For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding.” 1 Cor 29:15 ESV “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” Actor Jim Carrey ————————————————————— I overspent this Christmas. I did better than usual, but I still spent well over what the average American spends during…

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“I really like your dress!” “You look so nice today!” “Those are some pretty shoes!” I got all three of these compliments today. From complete strangers. One from a college student passing me in the hallway; one from a female janitor in another hallway; and one from a random lady in a gas station bathroom. After the first one I thought, “Wow, that was really sweet.” After the second one I was like, “This outfit must look pretty good on…

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Before We Dive Into December…

Before We Dive Into December…

Can you feel it in the air? It’s the building intensity. The call of the retail gods, beckoning us from our car radios, our TVs and our computer screens to spend more, schedule more, and put up some new Christmas decorations while we’re at it. Once again, the holidays are among us. A time that can bring joy but also incredible stress, extra inches around the waist, and piles of credit card debt. It’s interesting that what has been rolling…

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Guest Blogger Morgan McLeod on the Subject of Family

Guest Blogger Morgan McLeod on the Subject of Family

Happy Thanksgiving Week! (Can you believe the holidays are here?) Today I am so grateful to be able to share a beautiful piece of writing from my 20-year old daughter, Morgan. Morgan is finishing her junior year at Southeastern University, where she is majoring in Social Work. The following piece is something she wrote for one of her social work courses, which I had no idea about until she texted me pictures of her graded copy.  It is a unique…

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Just Released: Rebekah McLeod Talks to Toginet Radio about Her Message to Women

Just Released: Rebekah McLeod Talks to Toginet Radio about Her Message to Women

Happy Monday, friends! I am excited to share with you a short radio interview I did recently with Toginet.   Our conversation was about The Secret Life of a Doctor’s Wife, but we covered many topics, including parenting, depression and women’s health. I realized when I hung up the phone that I’m not half bad at radio. Who knows…maybe one day soon I’ll have my own podcast!? I want to remind you that we are moving at lighting speed into…

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