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For the First and Last Time

The blog’s title is pretty confusing but yes and no; yes, this will be about my experiences that I might be doing for the first and those for the last time and no, this will not be a confession of suppressed feelings. 724 more words

Random Thoughts

Waking to Summer

You left your paintbrush

on the hillside vibrant orange

paint running

for not-so-subltly finding

what might be sooner wished forgotten


I could not speak the heart words….No… 376 more words


Mourning the Make-Believe

I have wanted to write all morning. I sat in my hammock haven and searched for the perfect words to match my emotions. After two hours, I abandoned the perfection I never achieve and decided on honesty. 184 more words

Musings In The Sand

Saying Goodbye

Some of my earliest memories are of playing with my dear cousin.

Only a month separated our birthdays.

Our fathers were born only a year apart, in a family of nine children.  800 more words

The Leaving Series Part 5: Leaving in a Hurry Doesn’t Mean Grieving in a Hurry

Today’s guest writer comes all the way from DjiboutiMany of you, I’m sure, are familiar with her writing. You may even be familiar with her story, but today she has so graciously opened up and shared even more of that evacuation from Somaliland and what she learned from that traumatic experience. 842 more words


River Dance

“Sometimes we need God to shock us back into sanity, either through other believers or by life or by His voice or word.”

First of Sailors… 770 more words

To Breath More Easily

Commencement is a week away. Good grief.

I would not wish away a moment nor begrudge the growth this moment represents. But I do. This moment seizes me uncomfortably. 211 more words