Category Archives: Five Minute Friday

Blindsided

I lived the early years of my life wearing afraid like a worn out sweatshirt hanging off my shoulder. Afraid to come home after school, dreading the descent of the long gravel driveway to the front door of the house … Continue reading

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When You Have More Questions Than Answers

His duvet wrinkles from sweat the night before. I pull it up and brush my hand underneath in the empty place to feel the warmth that lingers. The breath of God in the absence of the body, it calls me … Continue reading

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Geese, Girlfriends and Graceful Gifts

It was the serendipity of it all. The way I wrote about the geese collecting outside my cottage window after a storm and then she commented about the book she was reading.  “But this reminds me of that book, and … Continue reading

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When You’re Too Busy to Notice

It’s been almost a week since we lost my brother. My Dad woke up somewhere in the middle with the reality that he no longer has a son. And it made my lip quiver, but I sucked it back in. … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Think Like Everyone Else

Having a son is a stretch for me. The day I met my doula at the hospital, she looked into my eyes and said, “You aren’t ready to have this baby yet, you’re too afraid. You need to collect your … Continue reading

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The Truth About Friendship Poverty

When you unplug from the world for two weeks to connect with the ones you pushed into the world and the man who vows to do life with you forever, you wonder if everyone else will forget about you.  Will … Continue reading

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When Story Waits

We’re on a scavenger hunt for lost items, the three of us while the man works. His mysteriously missing Ipod and her art canvas we bought weeks ago so she can sing with a brush of soppy color in summer’s … Continue reading

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Dancing With Destiny

My daughter’s suitcase smells like Jamaican red clay mixed with sweat,rainwater and salvation. Dirty t-shirts lay intertwined with hand painted canvas, murals of palms and sea.  The beauty of poverty brought home and the lilt of her voice reveals an … Continue reading

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If You’re Not Taking Risks, Maybe You Should Be

I read on Facebook recently, someone explaining why they left one church group for another. They said they changed because things were more comfortable and secure with the new group. It got me thinking. Really? Is that what we sign up … Continue reading

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The Path to Fulfillment {It’s Easier Than You Think}

A hollow hole whistles through my soul and I can’t imagine where it comes from. I’ve lain in the arms of accolades and warm graces, filled up with the applause of sunshine’s spotlight. Yet, in the filling, the space grows … Continue reading

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