Category Archives: stories

Blink of an Eye — Growing Up on Philip Avenue 2

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God… 1 John 4:7 The other thing I remember is the night we became pregnant. To me, there is no … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye … In the Beginning 2

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye … In the Beginning 1

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye

After Karen died, I decided part of my grief therapy would be writing a memoir — not my own, but of our life together. I gathered information from my recollections, her journals and other sources and spent the next six … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Tell

It’s time to carve out five minutes for some focused, yet free-flowing writing along with the crew at Five Minute Friday, a free write with no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write. {okay, we … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Writer

Well, it’s Friday. Time to join the hundreds over at Lisa Jo’s place for a Friday free for all writing frenzy. You remember, each Friday we congregate at Lisa Jo’s place (http://lisajobaker.com/) to throw in our two cents worth on … Continue reading

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A Good Book

Okay, here’s another excerpt from 50 Things that Really Matter that I don’t really have any expertise in … A Good Book. So, we’ll just chalk this one up as a reblog To refresh your memory, the book was a … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Crowd

Well, it’s Friday. Time to join the hundreds over at Lisa Jo’s place for a Friday free for all writing frenzy. You remember, each Friday we congregate at Lisa Jo’s place (http://lisajobaker.com/) to throw in our two cents worth on … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Willing

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker (http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/) who thought about writing and how often our … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Choose

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is CHOOSE. The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now} We are constantly making choices … literally every minute of our lives. Most are fairly routine, … Continue reading

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