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Flutter for a day

Watch the butterflies flutter in our garden in the video below. This month, we are marking milestone after milestone: » 25th wedding anniversary for Jeremy and me » 18th birthday for Jesse » The end of elementary school for Dylan, marked by three-day 5th grade camping trip » Last day of high school for Jesse » Wedding of first grandchild for my […]

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Heavy

This morning, I felt the breath of my ancestors on my neck, their hands on my shoulders. The sensation was of a supportive and affirming nature, yet it carried weight. There was a pressure that conveyed a warning. It felt like this: “Pay attention.” “Stay focused.” “Listen carefully to what I am saying.” It felt like […]

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The ease of endings

I have been grieving.  This season has found me going inward, craving quiet, and restlessly seeking to pry open my tightly-fisted hands. During the last six weeks or so, I’ve been blindsided by the iron grip of past griefs I thought had long loosened. I’ve also been watching fearfully as the shiny, alluring dreams I […]

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One day

I’m so grateful that one day my Soul just opened up, and everything began to look and feel, even taste and smell, completely different. Yet I’m committed to opening up even more. I’m finding that there is more that is buried deep, deep, deep down. I am praying to be completely free of everything that […]

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You can always take a cab

Today is International Day of the Girl. My heart aches for all of the girls, all over the world, who cry silently, who cannot speak the things that they want to say, who believe that they will never have the opportunity to be who they long to be. I pray that each will be convinced–at […]

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Let go

The season of letting go

Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change. – Edwin Teale ———————– I’m writing this on a gorgeous fall Minneapolis day. It is so beautifully warm and clear-blue skied outside that we could be forgiven for disputing […]

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Wonder years

The boys finally return from their four dreamy summer weeks on Georgian Bay (Canada) on Friday. Jeremy and I left them behind a couple of weeks ago, returning home on our own. The time has flown by as busy-ness with work, friends, and various projects–the ones that seem to never get done–have filled our days. […]

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