Category Archives: early morning thoughts

. . . with angels . . .

My sister’s picture wrapped the entire computer screen as I downloaded it into this post. I sat and cried as I saw her beautiful . . . bigger than life.She had wasted to sixty pounds the last few weeks, barely … Continue reading

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. . . in kindness . . .

I am so ready for my fighting guests to leave . . . they have been neither kind or considerate. Our garden sanctuary is more like a war zone these hot humid days. Soaring like Kamikaze pilots of World War … Continue reading

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. . . in the dark . . .

  Tom and I were walking in the dark; the moon was hidden with clouds, blanketing any light to see our way through the trees. Tom had brought a flashlight along, so he decided to use it. That was a … Continue reading

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. . . when I can’t sing . . .

There is no sweet nectar . . . . . . anywhere. Returning home after a few days away, I noticed the three hummingbird feeders drained of all liquid. Used up . . . These tiny birds love that sweet … Continue reading

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. . . growing my beard . . .

It was flying straight towards me.  I ducked . . . a  male cardinal hit the clear glass pane with a  bang. Windows without screens invite winged creatures to fly straight through them.  The bright red bird was stunned . . … Continue reading

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. . . protected . . .

Tears splashed my face as the words of Even If . . . washed over my heart at a funeral this past Sunday. What a testimony in song at the memorial service for Cheryl. Our church had witnessed a four-year … Continue reading

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. . . with a sacred scar . . .

“Begin praying My compassion for your father.” The whispered words jolted my quiet morning thoughts as I looked out over the mountains of East Tennessee . “I want you to love him as I do.” I said NO. For months,  … Continue reading

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. . . tattooed . . .

“Of course, it was painful!” “Sharp and  continuous from beginning to end– for twenty minutes. And worth every minute of it,” Ahnna, our granddaughter adamantly confirmed of her recent tattoo on the back of her right arm.  She has joined … Continue reading

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. . . fearless?. . .

The view from my kitchen window looked more like spring than January.  Families of squirrels  skipped playfully in the warm sunshine.  We were enjoying days of rare temperatures the first week of a new year. These furry rodents were taking … Continue reading

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. . . content in the impossibles . . .

I was terrified. One of my greatest fears is failing. Being disappointed in ‘me’. So when a friend artist invited me to attend a painting class last weekend, I laughed, “I cannot draw a straight line. I drew stick people … Continue reading

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