When Words Aren’t Enough

  I have remained very quiet in the midst of all the chaos that has reigned in my brilliant community of Thousand Oaks, CA. I have watched the news and read the social media posts with fear and sadness over the brokenness and loss so many are facing, and with so many thoughts running through me, […]

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Beneath the Surface

We’ve recently had a vast outcropping of mushrooms on our back lawn. When a few first appeared, I thought it was a bit unusual, but figured they would disappear altogether after my husband mowed the lawn. Nope, exactly the opposite occurred. After mowing the lawn at least twice, after pulling them out with our hands, […]

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The Magic of One

So, I wasn’t planning to write today, which is often the opposite of what I would say. Many days I plan to write, but then other things get in the way – emails, grading, going to the store, lesson plans, appointments, my dog, the outdoors, cooking, a good book, YouTube, Facebook, the list can go […]

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Like the Oaks

          “ . . . . to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of […]

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The Birds of the Air

“She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing “yes” in the sky.”  – Monique Duval, author of The Persistence of Yellow  The local birds seem to think our yard is their sanctuary. In the morning, if I’m sitting at my kitchen table, I can […]

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