It’s Not My Song

It’s Not My Song

The sheet my son holds is thin and weathered from the years. It is an inherited page from my husband’s family. The words and songs were his as a child and are our tradition now, and we claim them in this kitchen one more year.   He is 18 and he reads Isaiah...
More Than Medicine

More Than Medicine

We wanted to have lunch together so I  collected places for us to sit. A wheelchair from the hallway, one random chair outside a room, mom’s scooter and the bed’s edge would have to do for the five of us.   Mom had been at the Joseph Still Burn Center for a few days,...
God’s Got It

God’s Got It

I’m so honored to welcome my friend Jennifer Dukes Lee to this space today.  She is a fellow lover of Iowa sunsets and dirt roads.  Our paths first crossed several years ago on a writer’s retreat and God orchestrated many meet-ups since then which have...
Let’s Bring Back Handwriting:  The InkWELL Challenge

Let’s Bring Back Handwriting: The InkWELL Challenge

In a world full of technology, handwriting still holds the most power. Many years ago my grandmother moved from the home she had lived in for most of her life to a smaller apartment in a retirement community.  A few weeks later a large box arrived at my house.  Our...
More Than A Hotline

More Than A Hotline

What A Depressed Friend Might Need Right Now ————————————————————- Two weeks ago my daughter’s boyfriend bought her a Kate Spade wallet in NYC.  We...

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