Monthly Archives: December 2013

Remodeling 2014

Sometimes, we have to live, at least for a while, amidst ugly that we cannot change. But that awareness should not become an excuse for not doing what we can to make things better. Continue reading

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In Memory of Juanita Harrison

But what was miraculous in my adolescent eyes was that the Harrison children clearly delighted in their parents and cheerfully adopted their best traits. Continue reading

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Horse Sense

Sometimes, it’s a little hard to predict what something or someone else will like. For instance, who would guess that a Rocky Mountain gelding would love mulberry bark? How do you see that coming? Continue reading

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Somber Beauty

The slightest trace of pink
colored the curls of clouds
low over the ridge
just past the creek;
the least bit of light
leaking from a hidden rising. Continue reading

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Happy Hump Day

A high of sixty degrees sounds mighty fine for the middle of December… but there’s an even better forecast for the days ahead for those who believe. Continue reading

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A More Accurate Account

While childhood stories might become “fantasized” to some degree, our personal testimony should never be glorifed. Sometimes, we wrestle with demons. Sometimes, we lose. Continue reading

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A Difficult Phrasing

We live in a world of both blessing and cursing. Joy and heartache often tumble in on each other. One grandchild is born, another, yet unborn, dies. Continue reading

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Winter Blessing

To be safe in spite
of a sheath of ice
that covers everything visible
for hundreds of miles, Continue reading

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Storm Path

A massive ice storm makes a parent worry about children and grand-children. Faith and grace help overcome the anxiety. Continue reading

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Heading Home

As I drive south from Highland,
I see more than a hint
of coming cold
in the long flat of gray
spreading all the way east to Troy. Continue reading

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