Missing Her

I've heard it said that grief is as individual as a snowflake. I couldn't agree more.  Not having lost a child I can't begin to know or speak to the vast depth of grief a parent must endure. I have watched through the lens pointed at my dear friends. This piece is for them, remembering …

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Secluded, Set Apart

One afternoon last September I looked out of my car window and saw a black bird favoring one leg. Fascinated I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off of her. I wanted to know what happened. Was she born this way? Did she get injured and if so how?  How did it happen? Driving past her I had …

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Heart of a Single Mom

Exhausted mom of three, Knows He loves them more than she.  Raising alone, unnatural indeed, No Godly man for them to heed. Imperfections He does not measure, Giving your hearts delight, He does pleasure. My Father knows the seeds I've sewn, With friends and sisters we're not alone. It takes a village my sis reminds …

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Righteous Protest

If only I were in the crowd that day peering in from outside the gates. Kicked over tables, crowds shouting, screaming, merchandise flying might sound like a protest, a riot or an uprising in the news today.  No, it was Jesus throwing the merchants and the buyers out of the Temple.   For the rest of …

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Hold On

If you've ever been to an Oncologist office, although I pray you have not, this view may look all too familiar. The puzzle image may be different, but you get the idea. Puzzles can be a challenge. So can cancer. In the beginning it's all a blur sifting through broken apart pieces that once created …

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