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Rubble
5th of August

Rubble


It’s 9:30 AM.  I am heading to Milwaukee for a meeting at 10:30.  In good traffic, the drive time is 45 minutes.  I gave myself an extra 10.  Not six miles from my home, I encounter a construction zone on the interstate slowing, then stopping, traffic.  WHAT?!  You’ve got to be KIDDING!  There are no alternate routes.  I’m stuck.  So I coach myself. “You can either get fretful, get mad, OR you can relax, knowing


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I AM
28th of July

I AM


Bottomless, terrifying darkness shrouds mind and weights chest with invisible, yet tangible heaviness.  Breath hurts.  Heart aches.  Free-falling fast into depressive depths never known.  Anxious, sleepless, seemingly endless nights taunt.  And you think you’re a Christian!  Look at you.  You’re a pathetic mess.  You’re never going to climb out of THIS pit.  YOU ARE—unknown and alone.   I can feel the wicked sneer.  I know the vicious voice.  Inaudible but clear.  Not psychotic.  Real.  Ephesians


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30th of January

Thing One and Thing Two


When our kids were little, they used to climb onto our daughter’s vintage brass bed and cuddle with me while we read stories.  Two of Dr. Seuss’ characters made us laugh, especially because of their names—Thing One and Thing Two.  Oh, the things they would do!  Full of mischief, they got the story’s two children and their pet fish into LOTS of predicaments!  Our kids are much older now and The Cat in the Hat


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Stand
26th of January

Stand


In the center of a farm field, not far from our own, stands an enormous, solitary bur oak tree. Broad branches spread up and out from a deeply grooved trunk several feet in diameter.  It seems odd that such a huge tree would stand alone in the middle of a field. Something draws me to this field, to this tree, particularly at dawn and dusk when soft drifts of peach-orange sky silhouette black bark.  “Why


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Gray
9th of January

Gray


“Everything’s gray since she died,” Mother explained quietly.  Death’s stiff brushstrokes slapped thick, opaque gray on her inner canvas already stretched thin from her own fight with cancer.  Granddaughter Clara, now motherless and not yet two, brings splashes of life-color, but fleeting. More often, Mother’s gray sky days cloud full and eyes pour rain sheets.  Her daughter is gone.  Gone.  Like a balloon adrift, rising to the heavens, watched until eyes ache to spot and


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27th of October

Run


Saturday I cried.  Our son Zach, now 18 and a senior, ran his last high school cross country race.  I got quite the workout cheering for him since cross country is not for bleacher spectators.  Running from point to point along the course, I screamed, “You can do it, Zach!  Give your last your best!”  As he turned the bend and headed for the finish line, he poured out all he had left with heart-pounding,


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15th of October

Emotional


7:30 a.m.  Driving Nick to tutoring across country roads this October morning gave me a front row, prime time seat to a spectacular show of autumn color in Wisconsin.  No place I’d rather be.  The golden tasseled corn fields were blanketed in patchy mists of fog being burned off by the bright orange egg yolk of a sun rising over Lake Michigan.  I absorbed the view and allowed the beauty to absorb me—every part of


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8th of October

True Love


I have a rather, um, LARGE, friend who names his favorite food groups with a chuckle—donuts, Cheetos, and beer.  Lucky for him, he’s now 57 years old and has managed to avoid any serious health problems.  I suppose that’s because, occasionally, he makes one of those yummy green bean casserole dishes with fully fatted mushroom soup and a huge helping of those extra yummy fried onion rings that come in a can.  I suppose frozen


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29th of September

Cut


There she lay, stretched out and quivering on the grass at dusk, death hovering like a salivating, ravenous beast ready to sink its fangs once more and steal her last breath.  Barely conscious, in excruciating pain, she would welcome the end.  The savage attack began hours before.  Those around her scattered quickly as the attacker from within advanced.  And then it began.  The first kick caused a pain-filled squeal.  The second caused retreat.  The attacker


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Stunned
21st of September

Stunned


When will they ever learn?  For the second time this morning, a female sparrow flew beak-first right into our west-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows.  BANG!  In the kitchen when the crash occurred, I walked rapidly to the family room windows and witnessed the poor creature flailing her wings while lying sideways on the deck.  Should I go out and end her misery?  I hate to watch creatures suffer.  I waited a few moments and saw the sparrow become


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15th of September

Crippled


2 Samuel 9 begins with David asking, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” King Saul was dead; so was Jonathan, Saul’s son and David’s best friend.  David was intent on honoring his promise to show kindness to all of Jonathan’s descendants.  What transpires in 2 Samuel 9 is a beautiful picture of David’s provision for one who could not provide for himself.


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24th of June

Dented


I can’t believe it!  My husband just came upstairs and informed me that our brand new Toyota Highlander has a big dent on the rear passenger side.  We bought this car less than a month ago and already it’s deformed!   Since this is our third car in a row with a noticeable indentation, I figured that God must be calling me to relay  some important spiritual message.  His name appeared on my caller ID so


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