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Till Death Do Us Part

Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. “Ron,” I protested late one night as I was trying to read, “that clicking sound…

Kissing The Snowman

A laughing baby elf, a snowman, and a kiss. I think we all need a little of this Christmas Joy right now.

Under The Shadow Of Your Wings

Four years ago, my life changed dramatically when my husband, Ron, became too ill to work. I cancelled my upcoming speaking engagements to care for him. When his job was terminated due to his extended medical leave, I stopped writing. I was wordless. For a time, it seemed as if we had lost everything. Looking…

Oh, Honey!

I found lots of healthy treasures at the farmers’ market that Zachary & Katie took me to. The peaches were juicy, sweet and beyond delicious. Zac was happy that Enchanted Bees had honeycomb for sale. My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste. Proverbs 24:13 The…

The Days of Small Things

Who Remembers These??  As a child, I loved paint-by-number art kits, because a novice like me could pick up a paint brush and create a masterpiece. First, I painted all the number 1s brown, and then I painted all the number 2s black, and so on… Eventually, it looked somewhat like a kitten. Don’t begrudge…

When Did I Stop Being Barbie & Become Mrs. Potato Head?

Mary Pierce, Author of When Did I Stop Being Barbie & Become Mrs. Potato Head? “Barbie had the hair, the legs—and let’s be honest, the breasts—of our dreams. She had the clothes, the house, and the cars of our fantasies. Hers was the life we wanted. She even had our dream man.”  #learningtolivebeyondbarbie

Jesus Loves Me This I Know

I watched my husband, Ron, endure 12 surgeries in five years. Then I hurt myself taking care of him. Two weeks after our health insurance was cancelled, my doctor called and said, “Your severe pain is caused by a herniated disk. You’ll need surgery.” Soon after that, I had my first panic attack. I remembered…

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