that still, small voice

Listening to my soul is something I have gotten much better at as I age. My years have taught me that she seems to know more than I am ready to realize. And even with the proof throughout the years that my soul truly knows best, I don’t always listen to her right away. Sometimes […]

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lessons from my body

I was recently hospitalized for a horrible infection in my intestines. After the morphine started to kick in, and my fantastic team of doctors found two antibiotics to help my body begin to fight the infection, I was able to think about what was happening. In the past, I would have said that my body […]

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remain generous

I remember finding out I was pregnant. I immediately went out and started buying tiny clothes and soft blankets.   I also remember deciding to homeschool all my children. I couldn’t stop buying books and crayons and science experiment supplies.  Those beginning days were full of excitement and hope. Now, I also remember my babies being […]

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Good-bye, Lucy

While I was in Sicily with my husband my first and favorite medium format camera, a Mamiya 645, jammed.  I brought it home and hoped it was something simple and something that could be fixed.  I received the official word yesterday that she is not repairable. When I first received her I named her Lucy.  […]

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new day

My husband loves everything new.  I remember when Apple came out with iTunes.  Andy was all in and had to keep reminding me to buy music digitally.  I was not always as comfortable with new- ideas, products, or ways of being. It took time and life to teach me how empowering and life-giving new and […]

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journey partners

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.” ― Brene Brown Lent has been a time of deep exploration and healing. There has been freedom in places that have felt like they have been in captivity for years.  There has also […]

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refresh

When my computer doesn’t work as I want it to, I turn it off and turn it back on again. It is the same with my phone, my printer, and anything that can be turned off and turned back on again. This season of Lent is feeling a little like that for my soul- a […]

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