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I’m Guest-Posting at (in)courage…join me

We were two peas in a pod. She was the kindred spirit Anne of Green Gables had sent me looking for. We share a birthday, and we laughingly chided our husbands that even we couldn’t have planned that. Autumn is filled with memories that my friend and I created over the years. It was in the fall that we ran… Read More

When Sticky Dreams Stay in Your Head and Steal Your Joy

I startled awake to unfamiliar banging and crashing sounds this morning. It was six o’clock and construction workers in nearby housing lots had already begun their work evidently. As I lay quiet and groggy in my bed, the dream I had suddenly awakened from crept in from the edges of my mind, uninvited but persistent. I wished I hadn’t remembered. The dream wasn’t… Read More

If Your Child is Grown…but caring is wearing you out

Outside the nursery window an insomniac cow moaned in the neighboring pasture. But inside the Noah’s ark themed room the only sound was the sweet puff of my sleeping toddler’s slow breathing. “Treasure these days, Kay.” My older friend Willie broke the silence with her whispered words as we peeked in on my son. “I remember how sweet it was at the end of… Read More

The Very Best Thing You Can Do Today

I’d awakened earlier than normal and I’d crept downstairs to start the coffee.  Without the bright Arizona sunrise lighting my house I was a little disoriented. So I sat on my sofa while Mr. Coffee sputtered and spit black gold into the glass carafe. The day ahead of me was packed with unusual and time-consuming activities. Usually a creature of… Read More