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Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Mercury (Sable) in Retrograde

Could barely watch as our old car crept onto the ramp of the vehicle that would tow it away. No, it wasn’t my father’s Oldsmobile—but it was my father’s Mercury, as well as my mother’s Mercu...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Journey

Once upon a time I was a small-town girl living in a lonely world—well, while attempting to get my career started in the metropolitan area where I have since lived for over 31 years. I first...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Pardon the Dust

If you saw me this past weekend you might wonder just how and why I became coated in the dust of ages. Well, about once every 10 years or so I have to clean out the office—whether or not it ...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Mercy Me

What of the lost sheep who have acted as wolves in sheeps’ clothing? Who have caused us or others harm? Yesterday a birthday passed for someone who has strayed far from his fold. Someone who...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

We Need a Little Magnificat

Hello—long time no write. Oh, I have some good excuses—paid work, volunteer work, cleaning for family, and being with family, etc.—but the truth is more along the lines that I don’t want to ...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Renewed in Body and Spirit

I was born in the heat of summer but fall—and especially October—is when I most feel at home. I like to think it’s the annual reminder of the day I married my life partner or the explosion o...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Puzzling Together

To my life partner Sherman on our 27th anniversary: life is a puzzle—both the big pieces and the small pieces. So often it’s hard to figure out which direction to turn the pieces to make eve...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Fruit of Delight

Keep me as the apple of your eye . . . Psalm 17:5a (NIV) The minister at our church years ago loved that verse. However, when he would preach on the verse, he talked about how his father was...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Thieves of Night

Last night’s nightmare that woke me was about . . . raccoons? I guess Disney didn’t succeed after all in teaching me that those critters were adorable—sorry, Pocahontas, but your little mask...
Going the Distance · 1Y ago

Conflicted?

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is not. (Max Lucado) I believe that babies arrive in this world good. And, yet I also believe in the concept of original sin—as in babies show up self-focu...