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Last week my family and I escaped this harsh and weary Midwest winter to enjoy the gift of sunshine and the beauty and vastness of the ocean. 

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Life Spilled Like Water

April 17, Thursday: Letter

Dear Red’s lads,

Thank you- it has been over a year since I started hanging out with you lot. Little did I know how close you would become to me individually and as a group- you have given me faith when things were tough, made me laugh when I was sad, supported both Red and me through our journey. 64 more words


Twitch And Wiggle

When I was little–that’s always code for the era of dinosaurs–every Good Friday was a day that tested my patience.

I could never understand what was so good about Good Friday. 502 more words


Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Let all thoughts be still except this one.  150 more words

Healing Help

gratitude-a-thon day 356: childhood really DOES go by fast

I remember people used to say to me when I had little kids, “Enjoy it, it goes fast.” I’m pretty sure that this little phrase was said  to me in the neighborhood of like 82,347 times. 164 more words


Love suddenly arrives,
Sunlight bursting the clouds,
A welcome gift
Healing old wounds.

Beyond reason it flowers,
Bridging time’s flux
To relish
In all seasons. 18 more words