God’s Closet

I used to lay on my mom’s bed and try to peak into her closet when she was getting her clothes out for the day, because there were a few little shelves up high where she kept future gifts. She would keep her eyes open while shopping, and if she saw something on sale that looked…

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What Would You Do If You Finally Had Enough Money?

I sat down on the plastic chair in front of the table, and the man placed a form in front of me. I couldn’t read it, my eyes swimming with tears. Setting down the pen, I buried face in hands and cried win-the-lottery, can’t-believe-I’m-finally-doing-this, dream-coming true tears. Months ago God put this in front of me, the same months…

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That’s Not the Light of Day -It’s Just the Glow from the Ice Machine

This post is a shout-out to my precious grandma friend who has been in rehab for more days than she can count. Diabetic and with recent leg amputation and congestive heart failure, your nights have lasted for what seem like 36 hours, as you try to catch your breath and get comfortable in bed. You told…


He Loves Me, So

I dropped him off to head out to camp, but there were a lot of people around, so it had to be just a quick, Love ya. See ya tomorrow. My phone rang an hour later. That wasn’t a very good goodbye, he said. No, it wasn’t. I love you, he said, nice ‘n slow….

What You Need to Feel Free

I was reading National Geographic, and staring at me from the page was Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a 42-year-old from Austria and “the first woman in history to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-plus-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen.” Shall I mention that I was winded after climbing the three flights of stairs to my daughter’s dorm room…

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