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poetry, anyone?

I decided, after the example of another “fellow poet” (if I dare to assign myself that auspicious title), to start a blog dedicated to my poetic thoughts. Enjoy . . . http://www.apaintedpen.wordpress.com Advertisements

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Dance

Dance /dans/ verb an act of stepping or moving through a series of movements usually in time to music Middle English: from Old French dancer (verb), dance (noun), of unknown origin. But what if your experience defies definition?  What if … Continue reading

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Motherhood Unexpected

Here’s something new! A friend of mine has published a book! I remember the first time I met and chatted with Deanna. We were working in the church nursery together and she was just.plain.tired. She was nearing the end of … Continue reading

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Estonia

I stood in the rain this morning, wrapped in my polka dotted raincoat, waving and blowing kisses. They are off, headlong into the setting sun. How many waves of the sea are between us now. Yet, this is how it … Continue reading

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All Things New

I walk the yard in the once-again spring, the season I dare to believe in during the unconvincing brown and gray of March.  The season always surprises me, unfolding slowly yet suddenly.  The ground softens, the rivers swell, the ferns … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Yellow Bike

On a gray day it leaned there against a worn brick wall.  If there ever was a salute to spring, it was this.  A bright, yellow bike.  It stood as a beacon of “happy” in the middle of a tired … Continue reading

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The {Not So Perfect} Christmas Tree

Christmas tree:  check. We live in a the land of tree farms filled with rows of fertilized, cultivated, manicured trees.  For years, we’ve selected just that.  A perfect Christmas tree. But I’ve always wanted a “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree.  Untamed.  … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — {Dance}

Thanks to Lisa Jo for her weekly {five minute} prompts.  Here is my take on today’s word: Dance. I remember the long car ride downtown.  Once a week, it was my day to dance.  And though dancing was never my … Continue reading

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Hiding

Last March, a friend and I set a goal of memorizing the book of Colossians in the space of a year.  I didn’t think I could do it. This hiding–it has been an undertaking.  For a year, I’ve been plugging … Continue reading

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Full

The house is empty.  I hear the hum of the refrigerator and the ticking of the keyboard, but mostly it is a strange silence.  I have not sat alone for many days. I don’t know how to do “alone” very … Continue reading

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