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Eldonna Edwards
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Empty Nest, Full Heart
I was just sixteen years old when I left my parents' home to marry a boy the next town over. I'm quite certain some people assumed it was because I "had to" get married. But I wasn't pregnant, I was merely foolish. And stubborn. Really, really stubborn. I a...
Empty Nest, Full Heart
Empty Nest, Full Heart
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What's in A Name? (Why Choosing Character Names isn't As Easy As You Think)
One of my favorite parts of writing is choosing character names. It's also one of the most challenging. Just when I think I've settled on the perfect name I discover (usually through polling friends or from beta readers) that the chosen name doesn't work fo...
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How Growing Up Poor Made Me A Minimalist
Call it lack of awareness or naivete, but as a child I had no idea my family was poor. We had food on the table, clothes on our backs and plenty of love to go around so I never felt lacking. It didn't occur to me to question  wearing hand-me-down blouses or...
How Growing Up Poor Made Me A Minimalist
How Growing Up Poor Made Me A Minimalist
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Faith of Our Fathers
"Faith of our fathers, we will love.  Both friend and foe in all our strife."  --Frederic William Faber, Catholic Hymn 1849 When I was a little girl I thought my father was infallible. He was, after all, the minister of our church and shepherd to more than ...
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Faith of Our Fathers
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Home is Where Your Tribe Shows Up
Photo Credit: JackWy Photography In his posthumous novel by the same title Thomas Wolfe famously proclaimed that you can't go home again  because things change. People grow older and more cynical, the town itself expands into something other than how you re...
Home is Where Your Tribe Shows Up
Home is Where Your Tribe Shows Up
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Five Things I Learned from My Mother
My mother at 41 and her 13-pound boy. To say the last few weeks have been a thrilling roller-coaster ride would be an understatement. In the span of a month, my debut novel released, I moved, and my beloved 16-year-old dog Bella died. I sometimes wonder how...
Five Things I Learned from My Mother
Five Things I Learned from My Mother
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Wading in The Wings
“ Living in the present moment is the recurring baptism of the soul, forever purifying every new day with a new you. ”  ―  Alaric Hutchinson ,  L IVING PEACE Of all the days that stand out from my childhood, the times we gathered at Stony Lake for baptism s...
Wading in The Wings
Wading in The Wings
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Tornado Weather
The first day of Spring is just around the corner. Here in California that usually means our jade-green Irish hills gradually turn the color of a lion's mane, but due to recent drought, it's probably going to be more like fading from olive to burnt toast. W...
Tornado Weather
Tornado Weather
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I Only Know What I Don't Know
Lately I've been thinking a lot  about birthdays. Not just because I'll be completing another trip around the sun this month, but because I've experienced so many people at the end of theirs. Having recently midwifed more than a few dear ones across the fra...
I Only Know What I Don't Know
I Only Know What I Don't Know
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The Healing Power of Music
"J ust remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows.  Lies the seed, that with the sun's love in the spring becomes the rose. " --from "The Rose" by Gordon Wills, sung by Bette Midler My mother had an amazing voice and she love, love, loved to sing....
The Healing Power of Music
The Healing Power of Music
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