Author Archives: l1bryant

About l1bryant

Loves to notice the changes of the seasons in people and in creation.

The Power of Hidden Pain

It’s a new season. One that I’m terribly grateful for because a few hours here or there last winter could have changed everything. The protection I had in the midst of that still can take my breath away. I was … Continue reading

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The House that (re)Built Me

This week we handed the keys of our lake house to a new family. While I’d cried many times during the process of letting this ‘real estate’ go, I only teared up once during the closing. It was when I … Continue reading

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Just an Illinois Girl

Here’s my view right now. A warm June breeze waves through the lush green leaves while the red-winged blackbirds argue over territory. A few billowy white clouds float across the blue expanse above me.  The remnants of the cottonwood seeds … Continue reading

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Squeezing Tight

“Here comes a big one Nana. A REALLY big one! I love you Nana.” “Look! It’s huge! Oh no! It’s coming! I love you Nana.” It was like Carter was reading a script as we bounced through the waves on the … Continue reading

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What Agenda?

When I was a little girl, I cross-stitched a set of flour sack towels with the following weekly schedule: Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday, Mend on Wednesday, Churn on Thursday, Clean on Friday, Bake on Saturday, Rest on Sunday. … Continue reading

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A Frosty Morning

Originally posted on Linda Bryant Online:
Every spring, I sound a bit like my dad as he prepared to ‘go to the field.’ I pay attention to the falling rain, the thawing ground, and warming temperatures. I get excited to…

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My Treasured Friend – Marilyn Crosland

I’ve decided that it is impossible to say good-bye to a woman who has left such a profound impact upon my life. What began as a ‘business’ agreement to teach piano to Debralyn, and later Josh, turned into a deep connection … Continue reading

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