it goes where it please, like the breath in me *

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it's the first cool Sunday I can remember and the sounds of my boys playing outside are therapeutic. The hum of a weed eater is nearby and there is an almost lazy silence in between,  punctuated occasionally with the squawk of a bird which sounds somehow out of place.  I love the sound of the wind in the trees and feel my soul stirring, like a flower turning to light. _____ "But I can't … [Read more...]

My “Child of the Week”

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My 4-year-old started preschool a few weeks ago and this week he is the "child of the week". The point is to let all the kids get to express themselves and get to know each other in a different way. He had to pick his favorite book to share with the class and selected the BIBLE. :D  Ben and I just looked at each other and wondered if the teacher was going to be "Riiiiiiight, parents. he picked … [Read more...]

Silence in the waves

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If you read Sherry's post earlier this week, I was the friend at the beach. It's strange isn't it, the void of silence echoing from the mountains to the beaches. Oddly poetic, no? :) You know that place of silence in a movie that is a split second of dramatic foreshadowing before something startles you? Well, that is what last week was to this one. You see, I walked my feet raw at the beach, … [Read more...]

impatience in the journey

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Lately I've not been able to write. Part of that is that I've been extra busy at work but even when I've had time there has been such a huge mental block -- it's frustrating to say the least. Last night my schedule unexpectedly opened up and I was able to go to a meeting at my church and sit down with a group of women, most of whom I'd never met without knowing really what we'd be discussing. I … [Read more...]