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2023 Mayhem and Miracles Part 2
“I have made you a worded being – your words carving out channels of blessing. You have an explorer’s spirit and a deep and perpetual curiosity, a deep well of endless inquisitiveness.”  This is Part 2 of my very wordy 2023 year-end recap.  Part 1 can...
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2023 Mayhem and Miracles
A foreboding warning for 2023 happened in late December with two deaths and two stokes.  Death for one was a welcome relief from exile and one was a heart-wrenching early end to a beautiful life.  Stroke for one brought unimaginable burden to an already...
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Not Enough Oomph To Bloom
The lush, full, bloom-heavy, white Christmas cactus called to me.  They are wildly temperamental, so special care was given in its transport home.  I actually swore off Christmas cactus last year as I could never get them to bloom even after consulting...
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Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast
Another amazing photo popped into my view upon waking Thanksgiving morning.  My famous photographer friend of fifty years posted a picture from Zion National Park called “The Watchman.”  He made reference to Ezekiel and it inspired me to start right there...
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Five Cows
Years ago, I fell in love with a cattle rancher.  He was actually a former cattle rancher and a former under-cover cop and a former US Marshal.  Yib Boney, a Florida Cracker, is the reason I love cows.  Our love affair was a Civil War re-enactment.  I...
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Road Trip Her
The open road seemed irresistible with dreams of being a wandering nomad.  Adventure, magnificent vistas, the wonder of nature and creation and being able to sleep in my motorized nomad-mobile was the goal.  In preparation, I watched just shy of one million...
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Alpha-Gal From Ticks
A silent epidemic is sweeping Indiana and the nation and only those who have succumbed to the life-altering, life-threatening condition seem to be aware.  The Lone Star tick is responsible for silently and without your knowledge injecting a substance...
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Thread of Hope
In the year 2000, Unity State in South Sudan was at war. Years later I learned that it was named the War of Peters (Peter Par Jiek and Peter Gatdet) each commanding his forces. The war claimed many lives and the livelihood of the people was shattered....
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Fine Silver Flatware
Memories stir from a visual glance at the past.  I pulled out the tarnish proof box that holds my good silver flatware in preparation for our Christmas Eve traditional celebration dinner.  In 1976 just two hundred years after the nation of the United...
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Rise From Rejection
Rejection and unworthiness have been my reality for 65 years. From husbands to family to friends, I have carried a lifetime of events that spoke to me saying I never measured up to expectations or I was simply not worth the effort for someone to love...
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