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the crack in the darkness

what if as we sit in the darkness, trying to figure out how to piece it all back together again each time we feel the pain of the losing   what if, as the darkness threatens to envelop us, and all the light that we cannot see is just out of our reach   what… Continue reading the crack in the darkness

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love, lightning bugs, laughter, and light

Tonight I am thankful for the freedom to sit back and enjoy time with family watching littles chasing lightning bugs--nature's fireworks show, and seeing how they catch them, rushing over to show me with gentle amazement, and then, just as gently, they let them go their sweet faces reflecting the goodbye flicker of light from the… Continue reading love, lightning bugs, laughter, and light

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Thankful That It Makes No Sense to Them

The littles and I were heading back home this morning from our OutsandAbouts, when our Princess noticed the street sign. "Mama, they have named a street after Mr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Look." I nodded.  "I see that."  Interesting that after the years of Sundays travelling the street of that same name in Macon, she finally… Continue reading Thankful That It Makes No Sense to Them

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Giving Thanks for Echoed Fears

Today when I was driving, making time to get things done, checking things off my list, I heard an old song by Pam Tillis--"Land of the Living," written by Tia Sillers and Wayland Patton.  I have her Greatest Hits CD, and this was one of my favorites on that CD back when I was transitioning from my… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Echoed Fears

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Those Days That Leave Folks Out

Dear Hallmark, Thanks. Sincerely, Girl Who's Tired of Being Reminded   Okay, this one probably isn't going to make me very popular.  If you are one who has always and will always love the "day" celebrations honoring this one and that one in your life--then okay.  No offense meant.  Personally, I'm over these days.  Valentine's.  Mother's… Continue reading Those Days That Leave Folks Out

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On Being Asked, “What Are You Afraid of?”

Last week my friend Michelle who writes over at Correct and Continue posed the question-- What are you afraid of?  In the moments of quiet that find their way into my days and rapidly disappear, I have thought about this question. And I have worked on my answer to that. Spiders.  Definitely.  No doubt.  I don't… Continue reading On Being Asked, “What Are You Afraid of?”

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First Lady, Prolific Writer, Amazing Thinker

My Fella got a free magazine subscription for signing up for a discount card.  Just a few issues, but he could take his pick.  And he chose "Real Simple" for me.  Very sweet and I appreciate it.  Unfortunately, I don't make a lot of time for sitting down and skimming through it.  But today I did.  I… Continue reading First Lady, Prolific Writer, Amazing Thinker

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One Thing You Can Do

Today was an emotional journey for me, but that's a story for another day. Because this story begs to be told.  Yesterday. While I was with my little guy at lunch, I got a phone call from Becca, co-founder of ABAN--the organization in Ghana that transforms litter and changes lives, whom I'm honored to call friend. … Continue reading One Thing You Can Do

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Encourage a Mama, Hug a Child

It's here again. The flipping of the calendar pages and it rolls around again. When I was little, Mother's Day was about making homemade cards, writing poems that rhymed, and making some kind of special food for my Mama.  I probably crocheted her a bookmark or something small a year or two in there somewhere. … Continue reading Encourage a Mama, Hug a Child