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Long Distance Equals Losses

Visits home from California and Arizona usually center on crisis – coming home to help with medical needs or attending a funeral.  So, when my sisters visit this time, just to spend time with mom while things are stable, it … Continue reading

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Wiggling Through the Darkness Cut in Two

Last week’s rainstorms put me in a gloomy mood, so I don my raincoat and vinyl boots and walk outside with my dog.  I have often told others to get outdoors, to seek nature as a way to heal, to … Continue reading

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“In All Things Give Thanks”

Chris’ friends plow my long driveway after his death, fix the garbage disposal and replace the leaky faucet.   Baskets of ready-to-eat foods and snacks for both adults and kids brought to my home by a co-worker.  Platters of lunch meats, … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor

My dog Tanner and I pull into our attached garage on this crisp fall day after spending all afternoon running errands.  I have grocery bags in my arms, his leash wrapped around my wrist and my key chain hanging from … Continue reading

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God’s work amongst the ashes – Part IV

Peering through the small rectangle of glass in the narthex door, I scan the modest size crowd that has gathered in the sanctuary of the Lutheran church where I have been a member since the age of four. It seems … Continue reading

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