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Our House

I love our house. Not just because it sits up on a hill – which it does – and not because it is overshadowed by a big black walnut tree – it is – and not because it has lots of windows which let in lots of natural light – it does – but I […]

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Magicians

We live in a magical time and we’re capable of performing what would have seemed ‘magic’ even a hundred years ago. Want music? A push of a button or a simple request to our smart device and POOF! We have music! The same with movies – we make people, scenes, places appear at will, right […]

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Christmas

It’s almost here! That one special day we set aside each year for togetherness, family, hope, joy and peace on earth to honor our Savior’s birth. And I know that although it’s become a huge commercial machine and the hustle-bustle often leaves us feeling frazzled and stressed, sometimes all it takes is a few quiet […]

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Transition

I’ve been thinking about life, and death a lot lately. I suppose it’s natural as we age, or perhaps it’s natural when we live with those with chronic, debilitating health issues. My entire life I’ve heard the oft parroted phrase, death is a part of life. For me it was always one of those “duh” […]

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What we Cannot Change

I used to think there was little I couldn’t conquer with determination and hard work. Little I couldn’t change or make better in some way as long as I worked to improve myself, as long as I believed in myself. I was almost arrogant in my approach, laser like in my focus, my belief in […]

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Thankfulness (written in 2013)

Okay, this has not been my favorite week . . .so I thought maybe, since I haven’t notated any of the things I am thankful for all month, all the ickiness of today might be letting me know to proclaim my thanks. So . . . . here’s my list of big and little things […]

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Gracie Ann

“They found him hanging from a tree,” Lam Barton’s voice was a harsh whisper and Gracie Ann clearly heard him as she slid her mailbox into the tiny key slot and turned it. She knew they were talking about Cy Rasnick. He’d been missing for several days and rumor had it his body had been […]

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Serving

It was Monday, November 27, and the air was crisp and cold beneath a clear sky. The city had returned to its usual week day busyness following the long Thanksgiving weekend. The daily influx of Government workers trekking into the city for their jobs resumed and standing in the doorway of the church basement I […]

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Rambling Morning Thoughts

I’ve always been a writer, at least inside my heart, for as long as I can remember. I wanted to be a journalist even before I knew there was a word, a title, for what I wanted to do / be when I grew up. I never doubted my vision or that it was the […]

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