Category Archives: Grief

The Defiant Pen

Three gifts for today. . .     274. geese on open water in late November         275. a son’s safe journey home             276. the soft weight of a thousand prayers pressing in through the stitches of a            … Continue reading

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Broken and Giving Thanks

 “Eucharisteo–thanksgiving– always precedes the miracle.” ~Ann Voskamp There are people who speak God’s truth to me in my language. Not just my native language, but my heart language. Ann Voskamp is one of those people for me. And, once again, … Continue reading

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Golden Bowls

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” ~Psalm 51:17 We’ve had a rough week. Yeah, another one. This time I actually shared my heart with some more people … Continue reading

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Of Tigers and Teapots

(This was originally written in the fall of 2015. I found it in my drafts and decided it was time to post. Much has changed since I originally penned it, but the sentiment remains the same.) Our family has been … Continue reading

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