Category Archives: Annemarie Stroud

Over and Out

I am a very fortunate woman. More times than I can count, the coin has landed my-side-up. I have been blessed by every thing and every one who has ever crossed my path; even if I did not know it … Continue reading

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What lies beneath

The inside of my refrigerator is sparkling clean. Everything has been removed, culled, scrubbed, and reassembled. One could perform surgery by the glow when the doors are open. I wish I could say I did this as a matter of … Continue reading

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Spring Training

My Lenten practice this year is a bit different from previous years.  I don’t know if I’m doing well at it; I know for certain that I’m thinking more about it. Maybe that’s enough; maybe it’s just a start; maybe … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone

As will come as a surprise to no one, on the Meyers-Briggs scale I am all J and no P. I am all about making a decision and scooting along the path, dithering about a choice and being in the … Continue reading

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Map Quest

Last weekend I had to ferry my daughter and her friend to a conference at National Harbor. I had never been to National Harbor. Knew by the name that it was most likely near water, but that was about it … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve Care and Feeding

There were times in my childhood when my mother would say, “I think you kids sit up at night and think of ways to torment one another.”  I knew I didn’t do that; I was at the end of the … Continue reading

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Transactional Analysis

I have a confession: I dread intercessory prayers.  Maybe it’s growing up in a traditional Roman church, maybe I’m just cold-hearted, but it always sounds to me like we are telling God his business. I understand that it gives many … Continue reading

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