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Wound Up

A black lizard with a bright blue tail was sitting on my open journal when I returned to the deck with my refilled cup of coffee. Later, Google told me it is actually a skink and has a venomous bite. Wow. All I know is that's not usually the kind of thing I usually see… Continue reading Wound Up

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FaithWaiting

I enjoy making up words. I loved word play with my children. We now have several words only our family knows. Today I made up this one: FaithWaiting. FaithWaiting is different from regular waiting. All waiting is pretty excruciating. Waiting for admission to that certain college. Waiting to turn 16. Waiting for the wedding day.… Continue reading FaithWaiting

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A Tiny Sanctuary: The Mammogram Dressing Room

Once you've had breast cancer, there is no such thing as a routine mammogram. Maybe it is routine to the medical team. ¬†Maybe it is routine to others, but not to you. Today, I had my every six month ritual of driving to the place, checking in, waiting, changing in that tiny dressing room, waiting,… Continue reading A Tiny Sanctuary: The Mammogram Dressing Room

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The Gift of Normal

I'd just like to say "whew" now that the intense frenzy of the holidays is behind us.¬† This year seemed especially full (in a good way) of decorating; family and friends gatherings; gift exchanges of all kinds; two out-of-town college graduation celebrations; 17 church services in 10 days (I'm not even kidding); welcoming our college… Continue reading The Gift of Normal