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Putting Away the Nice Girl

For about ten years, I’ve cried whenever I see an image of a child who is clearly hungry, impoverished, or abandoned. I was baffled because my tears are usually connected to something obvious. I began a journey of asking God to show … Continue reading

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Celebration of Hope – Day Five

Just one more meal of beans and rice to go. As promised, I want to share some of what I noticed this week. I was a bit surprised. While my desire and prayer this week was to better identify with … Continue reading

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A Memory Regifted

“Come in! It’s freezing out there…… WHO ARE YOU?” “I’m Eleanor Borneman’s daughter…….Linda.” “Well, for goodness sakes. That you are. Let me look at you.” (She still says, ‘Well for goodness sakes.’ And she let me in without knowing who … Continue reading

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The Lone Daisy

It is 6:30am on November 2nd. I haven’t seen the first rays of sunlight. That is fine with me. I absolutely love the darkened quiet of early mornings. The beauty of the autumn is that the sun lingers a bit … Continue reading

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Ready for the Finish Line?

The 2010 Chicago Marathon season is over. After weeks of training, tens of thousands of runners crossed the finish line. On race day, they followed a well-planned and well-marked route. They probably heard the fans cheering even as they fell into bed … Continue reading

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If Not Now, When???

Wednesdays. 9:00 AM. Eleven years. Debralyn’s piano lessons time slot. Clockwork. Or it was. Fortunately, I had the sense two years ago to realize that her piano lessons would one day end. I had the sense to realize that her live … Continue reading

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Extraordinarily Ordinary

 We’ve all carried around a little brown paper bag. Whether we have packed a lunch for school or work, we know what they look  like. They usually contain the ordinary bologna and cheese sandwich with an apple or potato chips. Predictable.  Ordinary. Overlooked. … Continue reading

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