Monthly Archives: January 2018

Reset buttons

Today I realized the month of January was almost over. The month which seems caught between two worlds, winter and a new year. I tend to think of January as a rough draft for the rest of the year. What … Continue reading

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Break on through

Like a swimmer coming up for air breaks through the surface, I feel like I am getting fresh oxygen for my spirit. Dear friends and family have been praying for me. I have been finding quiet time in different places … Continue reading

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Something’s happening here

I have been trying to think of things to write about all week. Sometimes a thought will come to mind and I will tuck it away for later, only when later comes the idea is gone. I have been feeling … Continue reading

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The funk in the room

As I have been writing these past weeks I have been wrestling with a sense of depression and hopelessness. Not over a particular thing or event, just an overall gloomy cloud that seems to follow me wherever I go. Work, … Continue reading

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la voce

Ursula the Sea Witch was a wonderful villianess in Disney’s Little Mermaid (1989). Even though she was evil, I could imagine she had been a beautiful witch at one point. As she began to fade in beauty and grow in other areas, … Continue reading

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Presumed strength

Years ago, my mom was hosting an extended family meal and needed serving tongs for a couple dishes. As the meal progressed and the dishes were passed around the table, the plastic tongs cracked or broke, one by one, under … Continue reading

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Ashley vs. The Duke

I grew up watching classic movies and television. My mom and I would settle in on the couch with popcorn, ice cream, and our drinks to watch Gone With the Wind when it was on television. On the weekend while we … Continue reading

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the sun, the moon, and shooting stars

In these winter months sunshine means so much. It brings warmth, hope, and sweet light to our days. The sun as an object has the power and energy to change the atmosphere, time from night to day, to grow plants, … Continue reading

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