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My Heart Is Not Steel

We drive home from her counseling appointment, the first one with the new therapist. I merge into late afternoon traffic, cross over the lanes and head home. The sun is out, the water on the lake blue-gold. Crew boats from … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits

Sitting in my car, looking out at the Lake, overcast skies, fall colors all around. I have fallen into what seems to be insurmountable grief. My heart aches, my eyes are teary, my soul is bruised. I feel unfairly alone. … Continue reading

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Rocks on My Back

Sitting in church today my pastor asked the question, “What or whom do you need to forgive?” Her question came from the passage about the woman caught in adultery who was about to be killed. Jesus said, “Let whoever is … Continue reading

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A Year Half Spent

I am halfway through my 365 days. No pounds lost, of that I am sure. Maybe a few gained. It is winter. Snow on the ground, cold, the sun low on the horizon in my northwest climate. I feel at … Continue reading

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Moonlit Night

When I was ten years old my family moved from our small three bedroom house to a larger five bedroom in a more affluent neighborhood. My dad was climbing the Cold War ladder of success in what is now Silicon … Continue reading

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Weddings and Grief

My son is getting married in a few months. This week he and his love put up their wedding website. In it they named the bridesmaids and groomsmen. None of my son’s siblings were included in that list. His fiancé … Continue reading

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Week One

The title of this blog post is ‘week one.’ As I looked at the title I thought of the words ‘weak one,’ as in one who is weak. I have often felt weak these past seven days. Weak in body, … Continue reading

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