Category Archives: My journey

Dreams for the Church

The following post was first published on January 29, 2021. I’m running it again after being inspired by Brian Keepers’ blog, “Finding My Heart Again: A Dream for the Church,” posted on May 17, 2020 on The Twelve, a blog … Continue reading

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If We Just Smile at Each Other

This story about a hot summer day in the park with my husband (who died in October) was first published on July 7, 2018. I’m glad I found it again because it is a lovely memory and a great lesson … Continue reading

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Where I’m From

The idea for this post comes from a crowd-sourced poem created by poet Kwame Alexander from 1400 poems on the topic of “Where I’m From” sent in by listeners of “Morning Edition,” a morning radio show on NPR.  Here’s my … Continue reading

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“Times they are a changing”

These days, I ask my husband to call my phone to find my phone. read 30 pages of a book before I discover that I have already read it. leave the trunk of the car wide open and begin to … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Lost Fred

Note:  Recently I was poking around in the archives of this blog and noticed the following blog, published on January 21, 2013. I re-posted it again on   August 9, 2014. Now my husband is again seriously ill, and I’m realizing … Continue reading

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Me Too

We are viewing the spectacle of the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans led by Charles Grassley and Orrin Hatch bullying a woman who has braved criticism and unbelief (and harassment and death threats) to publicly charge Supreme … Continue reading

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Pack Horse Librarians

Every Monday morning, I stop by the North Branch of Herrick Public Library in Holland, Michigan. As I leave with a large and heavy bag full of books, I breathe a prayer of gratitude for libraries and librarians. My love … Continue reading

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On Turning 75

Five years I wrote a brief post about turning 70 years old.  Yesterday, I became 75. One of my friends in my writer’s group is also celebrating her 75th birthday in a few months.  She is planning to write personal reflections about … Continue reading

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