Dear Anxiety (A Conversation with Anxiety)

       In mid-August, the sudden onset of severe panic attacks landed me in the hospital for several days.  Since then I’ve continued to struggle with generalized anxiety, although medication is helping.  Walking through...

Harvest (I want to be home when the combine comes)

Photo Source: HERE. The neighbor’s dog killed our kitten.  He’s an old speckled hunting hound who hobbles painfully through a large fenced yard. Our kids feed him handfuls of bone shaped biscuits through the fence and run back and forth calling his name. ...

Six Children’s Books that Deepen My Faith

Sitting on the old leather couch or rocking slowly in a rickety glider, I’m surrounded by my children as we read together.  I feed my little ones on stories morning, noon and night.  Serving up Harry the Dirty Dog for breakfast, The Magic Tree House becomes...

Half Moon Heart (a poem)

My heart is like the half-moon peaking out of the mid-day blue sky. There is more, always more, hidden; more than I can know or see. Lord, teach me to tend, carefully, the shadow places where deep roots dwell. Teach me to love, tenderly, the cool darkness, to prize it...
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