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Archive for April 2015

Sanctuary

The ocean is the sound of infinity, of healing, and refuge. I leave next month to go to one of my favorite places. The conversations on the seawall with family and friends, the sun and sandcastles, the breeze, the shell collecting and laughter, the stars and sea turtles. It’s all beautiful and wonderful. We’ve stayed…

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Face-Time

I ran into a friend yesterday.  I followed her back to her office and we sat and talked a while.  It was good.  We caught up, laughed, remembered, and made a plan to hang out soon.  I needed that. I love good conversation.  My heart swells like a roasting marshmallow when I get face-time.  It’s…

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The Middle

It was already past my youngest daughter’s bed time.   “Brady, gather your uniform!  You have a game tomorrow,” I said.  “Ok, I have everything except my game socks,” she said.   She looked again after I assured her that I’d washed them.  But it was late and we were too tired to care about her red…

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The Grocery Store

I was in the grocery store the other day, and I noticed the young girl in line ahead of me.  She was beautiful and so were her tattoos. The tattoos stood out against her pale skin. Her dark hair was blond streaked and pulled back in a sloppy pony tail.  She looked hungry but the…

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A Love Letter

I found a letter in between the pages of one of my Bibles.  I keep it as a reminder of where we were. It’s a love letter.  Not the mushy kind inspired by infatuation.  No, the only similarity to a middle school love note is the notebook paper on which it’s written.  This love letter…

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Songs

Asking me to pick my favorite songs is like asking me to pick my favorite time of the day to breathe.  I can’t do it. I’m not a musician just a music lover. I play no instruments and I don’t sing on stage. And I can’t read a note of music. But I can hear.…

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Dance

Don’t look at your feet to see if you’re doing it right.  Just dance.     Anne Lamott My family and I had the opportunity to share an experience with some very special people Friday night. My church hosted a prom for those in our community that have never experienced one. The decoration team did an…

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