Category Archives: A Thankful Heart

Supermarket Flowers 💐

Sometimes, I sort things out with my pen. And although the world feels strangely silent right now, I want to talk about the song, and how it rang out from the hush. (I tremble as I type.) This summer, I … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Story

This is s story about me and my mom. It’s really only a tiny slice off the story, and it’s deeply personal. But I share it to steward it, to offer hope to other broken wrecks out there, and because … Continue reading

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The Thing in a Nutshell 🌰

I don’t have to worry about a troublesome situation in my life because of who God is. But I worry about it because of who I am. So today, I’m going back over some of the reasons why I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Good After the No Good

Once upon a time, a kid named Alexander had a bad day. I had one of those yesterday, but I’m praying for all involved, and that’s all I’m going to say about that. Today, I was back with my church … Continue reading

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Still at That Counting Thing

I’m still counting the gifts. There’s a book, although I’ve never read it. Back in the day, I occasionally followed the author‘s blog, when it was just that. She got me started. It helps. I don’t follow her much anymore, … Continue reading

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Of Christmas Cards, and All That Perfection…

I love getting Christmas cards. The ones I receive each year hang on twine across my dining room windows, as part of our decorations. All the feels… Every year, I plan to get my Christmas cards out. The last year … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Thanks Be to God Almighty

Today, I’m 57 years-old, and I celebrate every heartbeat. Here’s part of the reason why: On this day, I’ve officially lived 10 years longer than my mother, who trudged the paths of a life of unspeakable tragedy. On this day, … Continue reading

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