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Karen Bowdle
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Saturday's over....
What follows is my post from two years ago...when, even though it was Easter, Resurrection Day,...mama was caught in some sort of perpetual, sad "Saturday." Driving in to work this morning, I thought back to these words. When I read the last paragraph, I wa...

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Before Jesus can show us who He is....
Thinking back to a few years ago. Lessons learned from an Ash Wednesday service I almost   didn't attend. It had been a busy day of job interviews and getting mama to a doctor's appointment. I'd almost talked myself out of going to an Ash Wednesday service ...

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Ashes....
Ashes...the stuff left after the fire. How fitting that churches observing Ash Wednesday use ashes gathered from burning the previous year's Palm Sunday leaves. These leaves, once used to help sing "Hosanna!" become an ash-and-oil, cross-painting paste used...

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The 35th anniversary of The Great 4th of July Fire
Yeah…yeah…I realize 4 th of July memories are supposed
to be all about family gatherings and food, fireworks and fun. But…for me…the
memory that tops the list is what I’ve come to call “The Great 4 th of
July Fire.” It was 35 years ago today that Kevin, Bar...

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Growing up Kimberly
I’m not sure what will flow out of my heart and onto this
blank page. I hope it offends none, encourages a few, comforts some.   As is true most of
the time when it comes to "things I worry about most," last night as
I started scrolling thr ough Facebook fo...

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Growing up Kimberly
I’m not sure what will flow out of my heart and onto this blank page. I hope it offends none, encourages a few, comforts some.  As is true most of the time when it comes to "things I worry about most," on Monday night, as I started scrolling thr ough Facebo...

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Surprise Upon Surprise....
John. You, whose conceiving  was
predicted by that incensed angel In answer to a prayer by
parents  long past creating. You, whose birth was unannounced  by your voiceless father, Whose doubts had dared to
question, And…then…mutely waited-out  some pregnanc...

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We are bold to ask...
So....another side effect of being 50something--sometimes I REALLY believe I have that "thing" known as adult-onset ADD. Used to, I could keep at least 6 or 7 "balls" in the air without even breaking a sweat. But no more.  Where my ADD reve als itself most ...

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My cousin, Barney, is a liar!
(Today's Kimberly story was "told" to me by Jeff Easter, one of my dearest, kindest, funniest friends. He has made me laugh on some of my saddest days and cry from laughter on some of my happiest. The other character in the story is my friend, Barney, who w...

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