{Re}enact

I heard it from a data scientist. He said, “Behavior doesn’t lie.” I’ve thought about it all day. Behavior doesn’t lie. What I do tells the truth about me. What. I. DO. Not what I say. Not what I think I do. What I actually do. Jesus expected us to reenact his love. To behave…

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{Re}post

Writers write. On January 1, I made a pact with myself. If I didn’t start writing, I would have to stop calling myself a writer. I was talking about writing. Making outlines and plans. Jotting notes and then chasing them. I download Scrivner, a writing program, to try to keep notes and write a book.…

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{Re}vise

As I have written this blog over these past few months, I’ve fought the urge to go back and revise my writing. It’s been a purposeful refusal to revise. A refusal that I’ve had to fight hard against. I tend to forget articles, insert too many commas. You’d think being an English speaker and an…

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{Re}pudiate

As in refuse to accept. I repudiate what others think about me. After all, it’s none of my business. I try to live like this. Yet, I’m often shocked when others don’t see things my way, think well of me, or flat out don’t like me. (I know, right? Can you imagine? I’m sure you…

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{Re}lax

When I get my nails done, the manicurist tells me multiple times to relax. Every pedicurist gets a forewarning that I’m a little jumpy and ticklish. Today, on a visit to the chiropractor, I got the same thing. “Relax,” the doctor kept saying. The more someone tells me to relax the more difficult it is.…

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{Re}st

An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction¬†unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. From: PHYSICSCLASSROOM.COM This fascinating law of physics has always intrigued me. When I studied physics in college, I was a commuter student. I spent at…

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{Re}establish

I received a text today from my friend, Sheri, who injured her knee. She had an appointment with a clinic for an MRI, and with her current insurance she was expecting a copay. When her husband took her to the appointment, she was told what the copay was: $1,000. “The words that dropped out of…

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{Re}list

Last night on Facebook, I posted that next Thursday, April 11, will be my 100th post here on TotallyKris.com. I asked for some words. Some of you suggested words already on my list. Others suggested words I thought were on the list and weren’t. Keck and I took on the project of reviewing the list…

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{Re}wind

Back in the day when video cassettes were how you saw the latest movies or binge-watched television, there was nothing worse than getting a movie that hadn’t been rewound. The video stores started posting signs on literal walls: Be Kind. Rewind. It was the 80s version of pay it forward. And everyone from the era…

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