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What I’ve Learned in this “Year of Rest”

Enter the second week of the eighth month of the year two-thousand-and-twenty. About ten months ago, I realized I had slid into creative burnout and I needed creative rest and refueling. Thus, the word for the year was chosen. Back then, none of us understood how much unrest would grip our world. It started with …

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The Wide Angle Lens on Helping

It didn’t surprise God that Adam needed a companion. The Creator of time glimpses each moment of it in the same instant. The thought boggles our minds, I know. So let’s move on to something we can comprehend. Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone: …

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A Cherished Journal

Life is never appreciated quite so much as when Death comes calling. The same is true of this journal chosen for the 2016 Cherished Blogfest. As a writer, I have stacks of journals. Finely bound books with gorgeous illustrations… Spiral notebooks covered in scrawling ink and lead… And then there’s the Cherished Journal. After I …

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Merry Christmas

Some people love Christmas “the whole Christmas season, Please don’t ask ME why, I don’t know the reason”* Others might say “bah-humbug” or plot against “every Who down in Whoville” during December. December 24th is generally my favorite day of the month. It brings my family to my home. We sing carols around the piano …

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