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To Walk Bravely
In 2002, I began a journey. When it became apparent Mutant and I would have to move from the glorious mountaintop into this wilderness valley , we were overwhelmed. Life hadn’t worked out the way we planned; Ase 7, Zany 6, and Girly a bubbly 2 years old. Af...

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Field and Seeds
The Parable of the Sower seems to be that default Bible Story. Each
time I read it or hear it my heart breaks for the Hard, Rocky or Stony Soil.
That Good Soil just seems so lucky. Good
Soil, the carefree, open to anything God has field of dirt. No doubts o...

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An Era of Threads Part 6
On
January 16 th , Grandma Edna passed
away. According to Dad, over the last few weeks she communicated her readiness
to go Home. Without much fanfare her soul left this mortal coil in the middle
of January. At peace with those close to her. Dad said it was...

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Little Things, Puzzles and Quiet: Ten Things Of Thankful 86
Between
grieving, a cold and a fibro flare this week has been odd. Working through
Thankfuls last weekend diffused some of the darkness and for that simple
discipline I am deeply grateful. So now it’s time for this week’s count. 1.  Superbowl: 25 years ago ...

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An Era of Threads Part 5
Grandma
Edna married again. In a new house with a new husband she thrived. A wedding
reception at her house contained everyone. All within a safe distance of each
other. After she again voiced displeasure to Dad about the boundary that
existed. She
wanted h...

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An Era of Threads Part 4
As
the case against Uncle dragged on, laws changed within the molestation
epidemic. By the time it came to trial, the cousins’ and my testimony was no
longer admissible. Statute of limitations had passed. Two Sisters would face
the trial. The case continued...

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An Era of Threads Part 3
When
I started high school, something changed within me. I so subtle it couldn’t be
defined, but at the core was a fierceness. My Parents announced they needed a
trip away. I asked if we could stay home. They hesitated and that subtle
fierceness grew.  I wa...

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An Era of Threads Part 2
My
admiration of Edna grew as I got older. 
Any time Edna included me in was an adventure an uncomfortable feeling
was always present. When the aerobics craze exploded in the 80s, she committed
completely. With the legs of Tina Turner, Edna would walk into ...

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An Era of Threads Part 2
My
admiration of Edna grew as I got older. 
Any time Edna included me in was an adventure an uncomfortable feeling
was always present. When the aerobics craze exploded in the 80s, she committed
completely. With the legs of Tina Turner, Edna would walk into ...

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An Era of Threads Part 1
Edna,
the oldest of five children, grew up through the Great Depression. Her belief
as the eldest was to keep everything running. It was her job to help raise he
siblings. As a young adult in movie theater, during a news reel saw a friend
die while storming...
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