Category Archives: Sensitivity and Spirit

Letting summer free

A six and four year old, a wonder, and a perfect evening helped me remember something vastly important. Neither of them had witnessed the magical phenomenon of the lighting bug (firefly) and they were determined to find out if this … Continue reading

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It’s time to sing

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Breath

March 12 stopped my routine walks at the high school track. Today I was drawn there. Hope was happening. The graduating senior’s pictures were being posted on poles as you enter. Their bright faces moving into the future was joyous. There was … Continue reading

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Self Appointed Guardian

I think I was around five years old when I did it. Then it grew over the years. It was when I sensed in my five year old heart that my parents were deciding when they should take my lovey … Continue reading

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A Poem

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully … Continue reading

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Grandma, soldiers, and the magic spool

  Digging into boxes and drawers searching for fabrics tucked away… Wondering where that basket of inherited thread went… Dusting off the machine that hasn’t seen the light of day for how long? Who knew that old fashioned “homemakers” skill … Continue reading

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The day after

this is the forgotten day… tightly closed in houses. Raging storms darkened skies. Forced silence even the very earth seems to have stopped rotating Jesus Christ is dead! The LIGHT has left. Grief begs for               pause…                                                                      solitude … Continue reading

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Day 5 the night everyone slept…

Have you felt   alone   anger pain loss   desperate defeated deserving   nauseated manipulated humiliated   clumsy stupid judged   embarrassed abandoned betrayed   starved denied rejected   sad sick broken   cut taken from not good enough … Continue reading

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If I was there that Palm Sunday

What would I have done if I watched as Jesus entered the gates of Jerusalem, riding a donkey, on that bustling spring day, as large crowds gathered to Jerusalem  for Passover? I hope I would have been one who placed … Continue reading

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5 Fun things to do during a Pandemic

(Never thought I’d write those words) THE VENTING WALL: People need to vent. Even little people. Dry erase, washable markers, water colors, or washable crayons work great on bathroom mirrors, tiles and sliding glass doors. You could make one a … Continue reading

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