Can you hear me?

As I hold your hand I thought about how many times I studied them, the shape, your fingers, your rings, the softness. I think about the mornings over a cup of coffee and a cigarette and watching how you held your cards while we played our thousandth game of gin rummy. I think about seeing […]

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Empathy. Get ya some!

I am an empath. There. I admit it. My kids tease me that I wear a sign at all times saying “Tell me your life story, your grossest physical ailment, all about your drama, what’s hurting you, and let me hug you!” I get it!! I am guilty as charged and I’m more than good […]

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Little Truant Bird

Queen of the eye rollers, that’s me! If fact,  I roll them when I don’t even mean to! I used to think it was a habit, but I am fairly sure that it defines me!! It must have been genetically programmed into my children because they have the tendency too!  I was once called into […]

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Cha cha cha changes

Ask for a topic and I get several and really all of them give me ideas that give way to larger discussion! Choices, strength, friends, finding yourself, graduation, marrying into a family (of which I won’t touch!), even tick viruses, but I think the thing that is heavy on my mind is “finding myself and […]

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Cranes

Sandhill cranes are interesting creatures. While I am fiercely afraid of birds, I am fascinated by these birds. In 1991 when we moved to Nebraska with our 5 day old baby, we were unfamiliar with any Nebraska history or tourism. One Sunday after church in March of 1992 we went to Kearney to shop and […]

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What Could I Have Said?

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and the light half of the year is finally upon us. For many of us it is like our life’s blood finally starts to flow and warm from the depression and weight of winter’s toll. My heart is broken for there are some who didn’t make it. My […]

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T Shirt Talk

If you can read this you are too close! If you can read this, the b*%$# fell off! Remember the t-shirts with the finger pointing that said “I’m with Stupid”? As a kid I always wanted one of those but my Mom wouldn’t let me wear one. Instead I had a key chain that said […]

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St. Patrick, Take My Snakes

St. Patrick ran the snakes out of Ireland and I am fairly sure that they ended up in the United States! That is not the topic of this blog!! This Saint Patrick’s Day was one of the first that I didn’t enjoy a good pub crawl, a green beer, or a headache! Years past, I […]

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Today ….

So since Lent is a reflective time to consider what God has done for us it was important to me to start off the season with Ash Wednesday. The ashes are a reminder that I came from dust and to dust I will return. In the meantime I have work to do. I have already […]

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Drought of Lent

Lent is here tomorrow. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of 40 days of spiritual drought for me. There is no good way to celebrate the death of Jesus. So this part of the church year tends to wear me out like winter!! It has been a hard, cold, long, difficult winter on the High Plains […]

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