Still Saturday: Because They’re #GoingThere

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May the Prince of Peace “banish from human hearts whatever might endanger peace. May He transform them into witnesses of truth, justice, and brotherly love. . . . May He enkindle the wills of all so that they may overcome the barriers that divide, cherish the bonds of mutual charity, understand others, and pardon those […]

A Letter to My Younger Self


    Dear You, Yes, you, stretched out there in that lawn chair behind the cement-deer-family-topped, moss-rose-planted mound. You with yet another book in your lap. You probably shouldn’t have burned that story, you know. But it’s okay. It’ll serve a lesson, and it’ll make a good story. Girl, you’re always going to love books. And […]

Word of the Week: Weary


  weary – adjective\ˈwir-ē\ : lacking strength, energy, or freshness because of a need for rest or sleep : bored or annoyed by something because you have seen it, heard it, done it, etc., many times or for a long time : causing you to feel tired This morning I took Grace to the eye […]

Playing the Black Keys

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  When our 17-year-old daughter was pregnant with our first grand girl, she planned to name her Alizay. It was even frosted across the top of her baby shower cake. But I’d tripped over a house of ill repute by the same name, and she’d discovered “Alize” was actually a line of alcoholic drinks. So […]

Playdate: Where I Am


  I wake up while it’s still dark. I reach to my right. My fingers encounter only the widening hole in the sheet. I need to buy a new set today. This is the second time it’s happened. How does a vertical sheet slit start and expand under my husband’s back anyway? What does he do […]

Scripture Sunday: Fragrance


  But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma […]

Still Saturday: Hands

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“The world’s needs are increasing like molten lava in an overdue volcano. Each day we watch a litany of news reports of famines, wars, and epidemics, often even as we are deftly shoveling in the abundance of our own food. We casually flip past the advertisement appeals picturing babies with stomachs bloated by malnutrition. The needs […]

Word of the Week: Abundance


abundance  - noun \ə-ˈbən-dən(t)s\ – noun : a large amount of something : affluence, wealth “Abundance is the process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.” ~ attributed to Bryant H. McGill     I still have too much stuff. Trash Bags R Us. It’s the easiest way to clean and declutter. Of […]

Scripture Sunday: On the Line

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  I pray to God—my life a prayer— and wait for what he’ll say and do. My life’s on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching till morning, waiting and watching till morning. ~Psalm 130:5-6 (Message)   In the stillness, Sandy With Lisha #GiveMeGrace Also with Barbie