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Zukuka! God’s Answered Prayer

Imagine beloveds, a dream that lasts for fifty-five years. In it, the night sky is filled with stars twinkling so brightly, that at times it seems you must only reach slightly and you will surely touch them. By day this … Continue reading

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Behold – the Miracle of a Christmas

I sit in my knitting spot, the comfy chair that used to be my mom’s. Snow flakes fall softly, the wind chime sounds delicately clear, and the wood stove punctuates this story with crackles and pops. The curious assortment of … Continue reading

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Damsels in Distress – A Dime a Dozen

Bit of a glitch this week finding time off from anxiety about the election outcome, impending storms, and both unpaid bills/taxes, to post something inspiring. Just keeping it real dear readers, for while gratitude for each little victory continues to … Continue reading

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Dreams Before I Wake

For weeks, mom and I have traveled together in the timelessness of the great and loving mystery. At the apex of our paths divergence, when her spirit ascended, I smelled the distinctly clean aroma of cedar oil which she had … Continue reading

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Legacy

My mother bestowed upon me, at 5:35 am on Saturday July 28th the greatest honor I could ever hope for. For a woman who told me all my life “when you are dead you are just dead”, the fact that … Continue reading

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Nearing Death Awareness

Nearing Death Awareness is the technical term for what is now happening to my mom. While it is true that there are times she is experiencing hallucinations caused by the medications, these are generally characterized by alterations of things that … Continue reading

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By the Light of the Moon

It is 1:52 am. Molly, my sixteen year old beagle is snoring lightly. She has just had another period of excessive panting and coughing in the night. All I can do is get down on the floor with her, pet … Continue reading

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