Category Archives: Grace

Dear Daughters

I have a new post up at my new blog and I invite you to review it at Ugly Pies and Crooked Hats.  Here’s an excerpt: “As I raked, cursing at the leaves and at my own guilt that propelled … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Grace, Gratitude, Life, Parenting

My parents, my heroes

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
This week is over for me. Tomorrow I get on a plane back home to my kids, my cats, my husband and the snow–most of which I am thrilled about.  And yet, I leave my…

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Happy. Wealthy. Awed.

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
Today is a work-at-home day, so I was allowed to watch my youngest as she waited for the bus.  I stood on the other side of the window, in my bathrobe, holding a less than…

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Today, a prayer, I think

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
Okay, God.  I’m listening.I sat in the sun and ate dumplings yesterday and the wind blew over and through me, much as it did that day I stood on a ridge near an old, old…

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A god of lesser things?

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
Can it be that I have a 12-year-old child who does not know how to make a bed?  Oh, yeah, she is my child.  A Gemini, too.  Bed-making has never been an issue for me–and…

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“Can I Pray for You?”

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
So, I noted in my last post that I’ve been under a black cloud the last few days.  It’s been a rough patch here, and, as if the death of a friend/mentor/church leader and my…

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The mess of righteousness

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
Yesterday was a mess in so many ways and I won’t detail them all here.  But the day’s messes left me wondering: What are we owed?  When we choose a church community, when we live…

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Nectarine Season

I stood in my kitchen, leaning out over the island, ripping and slurping with an abandon that was downright pornographic, but I didn’t care. The nectarine was perfect and it needed to be appreciated in its fullness. Continue reading

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Manifesto

High and hope-filled
stamens billowing with curiosity. Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Grace, Gratitude, Poems | 2 Comments

What I learned this week

Here’s what I learned this week as I was walking my feet to nubs back and forth and forth and back: Stark white walls can be a canvas inviting to the artist as they consider layering color over dreams if … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Grace, Life, Poems, Prayer