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Month: November 2021

A Hand to Hold

A Hand to Hold

Thanksgiving feast day in first grade.  It’s a good one.  My baby boy’s precious teacher made sure every detail was just perfect.  They set the table with perfect etiquette, used their manners, had little gentlemen pull out chairs for little ladies, and even blessed the meal in our wonderful little public school.  The placemats for each student included a handprint turkey, several sentences about what they were thankful for, and then– the best part– every student wrote down what they…

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In the Everyday

In the Everyday

I am tired.  I am maybe more tired than I’ve ever been. I let the words tumble around numbly in my brain.  I’m not sure I’m referring to physical exhaustion, but rather the exhaustion that occurs when life meets the intricate balance of chaotic and mundane. It seems that way sometimes, doesn’t it?  We find ourselves on the hamster wheel as each day greets us with complete chaos while also offering nothing different from the day before, and before, and…

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At the Precipice

At the Precipice

Today, my brother and his wife celebrate ten years of marriage.  A whole decade of matrimony coupled with another decade or so of living life together having been together since they were barely teenagers.  To celebrate their anniversary, they recently took a trip to Utah to do some hiking and exploring and adventuring.  The photos from their trip were breathtaking.  Steep mountains and canyons bursting with color, rippling creeks and passageways, wildlife and sprouts of greenery along the trails like…

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