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My Protector Wore a Hat to Church

I woke up smiling today. Oh, how I wish I could have gone back to sleep so I could spend more time with her. The dream was so real. I was my age now, but she was still the age … Continue reading

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Love Like Snowball

Love.  I wanted it.  I needed it.  I was starved for it.  I was a five.  This is the thought that grips my heart as I step outside into the cold, locking the front door behind me.  Because today is … Continue reading

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A Marathon of Grace

My Nana is sitting beside me.  For some reason, she’s handing me my phone.  Her smile exudes the same love I remember it to be – honest and devout and unconditional.  I’m just about to take her hand in mine … Continue reading

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The Teddy Bear, the Unbeliever, and the Holy Spirit

McKenna kisses the fabric heart and whispers, “I know this bear will help you heal. We all just need a little love.” Then, she tucks the heart into the stuffing of the teddy bear’s body and looks at me with … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Runner

I’ve got a new running coach these days.  Now, instead of paying homage to a tattered and highlighted paper schedule hanging dutifully on my refrigerator, I’ve progressed into the twenty-first century with a cyber-coach.  “Good morning Runcoach,” I say as … Continue reading

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Grace and the Candy Cabinet

Finally it’s getting a little lighter I think as I take the first sip from my beloved coffee and stare out the kitchen window that faces today’s pink-hued glowing mountains.  I love daylight savings time – and the hope that … Continue reading

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A Running Prayer

I awake to my alarm at 6:15 a.m. and realize that today is Thanksgiving.  This fact doesn’t really change things – well, except that having a day off during the week in late November allows me to run in daylight … Continue reading

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The Thread That Runs Through It

I don’t believe in ghosts and I don’t believe in luck. But I do believe in energy. I believe that if you wake up in the morning and think you’re going to have a bad day, you ultimately will. On … Continue reading

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A Jersey Girl

I’m really not what you would call a fashionista.  I don’t have racks of purses, or shoes in every color, or accessories to complement every outfit – heck, I don’t even really have outfits. But I do believe in the … Continue reading

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Finding Sabrina

My grandmother taught me to sew, but truth be told, I really cannot sew without her.  She departed this world and left behind a young woman with desire and determination, but with no real skills.  The day I realized that … Continue reading

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