Friday Favorites

Friends, I am excited to share I am joining Lisa Deam at The Contemplative Writer this year! I will be contributing to the Friday Favorites for Prayer and Writing, as well as writing a monthly article. Please join us there! Click here to read this week's first Friday...

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I have an exciting announcement: I will be joining Lisa Deam at The Contemplative Writer this year!  Each week, I will be contributing to the Friday Favorites post, and I will be contributing a post or article each month. I hope you'll join me there-- and take a look...

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Article at Redbud Post

Read my article at the Redbud Post.... You Rock, Abigail Once upon a time, there was a woman whose name was Abigail. Abigail not only was beautiful, but also very wise. Abigail was the apple of her parents’ eyes. They delighted to watch her grow in grace and...

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Did Jesus Laugh? (guest post for Art of Taleh)

Today, I have the privilege of sharing a piece I wrote for The Art of Taleh blog today and my friend, Michelle Reyes.  *** I love to laugh. Who doesn’t like to laugh? Maybe an old scrooge, or a sour old person? Granted, any one of us embittered in the toils and trials...

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Streams of Amber (poem)

Streams of Amber When love’s fingertips brush fields, purple, amber and golden streams flow, trickle down to hungry souls, drip into an earth permeable to tears of human feet and ambered grace of grains transformed into red, white and blue frosted independence day...

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Scenes from a Lake

Summer means a trip to a lake. If you look carefully in the right third and about 2/3 way down, you'll see a redwing blackbird sitting on these tall grasses or reeds. And of course, what lake visit isn't complete without a giant pink flamingo floatie big enough for...

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Quotes About Reading and a Reading Life

    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin   “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket   “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or...

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A Spring Walk

A couple of weeks ago, I took a walk in a park. A little path wound through the park. This field was a gorgeous sight dotted in yellow. A few surprises just on the edge of the park trail included a sighting of mayapple. The big surprise was to see the quantity of...

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Mothers Day Poem

  I wrote this poem a few years ago. The poem is in a form called the Shadorma, with the following syllabic structure in each stanza: 3-5-3-3-7-5. ***  

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A Little Bit of Hope

I spotted this little surprise by the front door a few days ago. In the darkness, a little bit of hope waits quietly. When uncertainties, questions, and unknowns linger in our minds, this little picture of spring is a mess that will arrive at the right time, a promise...

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