Of Summer Loss

Us Against the World

This past few years have brought a myriad of losses, trials and triumphs. There have been a gamut of emotions – from extreme to extreme. My daughter moving out, my son graduating, my cancer diagnosis, my miraculous healing and holistic health journey, and now the loss of my mama. From heartbreak to fear, celebration to […]

Beatitudes for Parents

What a Friend we Have in Jesus

I get a lot of junk mail, email, and information pushed at me as a blogger and homeschool mom – and let’s face it – as a human being. This week, however, as I got ready to trash another newsletter I didn’t have time to read, a date caught my eye in small print. 1895. […]

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1992. Roller coasters and glow-stick necklaces weren’t as amazing as spending time in those arms. The whole world faded away in a span of eight months. I was used to not finding anything that lasted. I had come from a broken home myself. I tried to enjoy the moments as if they would flit away […]

Landinvitations of the Seller

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This post was inspired by the book of Lamentations in the Bible. It’s a bible-ish spoof on the woes of trying to sell a house while you are already practically living in another city (as the bank account dwindles). I wrote it in June of 2005 while we were trying to sell our home for […]

The Caterpillar Song

My music teacher in elementary school made a song to go with Christina Rossetti’s little caterpillar poem. I can remember being amazed by her long hair and lovely voice. We used to sit on bleachers in music class and she always carried a baton around like a orchestra conductor. That made her look really important […]

Coming Dawn

I spent the night the other night at a friend’s house while I was away checking mail and changing my address in my old town. She happened to be cooking Beef Stroganoff, so I was persuaded into staying for dinner (and then Italian Coffee)… making it too late for my return drive. It is nice […]