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Pruning

I thought it was dead but I was wrong.  On the stalk where I’d cut a head of lettuce a few days before, new leaves were shooting up. I had no idea lettuce did that. Amazing.  As I stared at the mini resurrection, I was reminded that, often times, we mirror what I was witnessing … Continue reading Pruning

Heroes

Who is your hero? What qualities make them a hero? I wondered about that term - we wield it so casually in our world. The entertainment industry is full of blockbuster movies full of superheroes, jedis and other misfits who turn into heroes who save the world every long weekend in the summer. Celebrities are … Continue reading Heroes

Arise

Over the last few years there has been one message that has rung in my ears like church bells echoing on a Sunday morning across the city. Get up. Arise. Like get up out of bed? Off the couch? Yes..and no. If sitting on the comfy leather couch has been your posture since - well … Continue reading Arise

Doubting Trust

Today’s headlines read from some action movie or sci-fi novel don’t they? Pandemic. That word used to cause the blood running through my veins to turn to ice and just the thought rendered me anxious. Dread and fear paralyzed me. There wasn't enough money to pay me to watch a movie about it. But today … Continue reading Doubting Trust

My Top Ten Reads of 2019

I’m a little late posting this because work, Christmas, a birthday, sickness, and New Year’s Eve get-together, all conspired to keep me busy but it was all good except the sickness part. But it’s only January 2nd, right? I'm right on time. I’m often asked about what I read and can I recommend books or … Continue reading My Top Ten Reads of 2019

When We Feel Like Something’s Missing from Christmas

Christmas is almost here and it’s causing my heart to palpitate. I’m not even close to being ready! How did it get to be December 10 already? Our tree is still in its box, huddled in the corner of the basement with all the decorations. It’s going to stay there a few more days because … Continue reading When We Feel Like Something’s Missing from Christmas

The Prodigal

The mood is festive, people laughing and singing. The table is laden down with the best meats, cheeses and side dishes. There’s a chocolate fountain in the corner with fruit to dip. A family celebration - not a wedding but a prodigal returned home.  The term prodigal has many connotations, some are negative but not … Continue reading The Prodigal

Finding Our Way

As a child, getting lost in Woolco (not a typo, and yes it dates me horribly) or Sears was my worst nightmare. As a mom, the thought of a child lost, could keep me awake most of the night. Feeling lost is scary. The unfamiliar feels threatening and the cold fingers clenched around our hearts … Continue reading Finding Our Way

When You’re Relegated to Riding the Bench

I spent my youth at the ball diamond. The sharp crack of a bat, the clang of the chainlink fence, and the smell of the softball diamond dust floating in the air, remind me of many good times. With the exception of the year I warmed the bench. It was my first year playing softball … Continue reading When You’re Relegated to Riding the Bench