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  • Living into a Good Story

    On Tuesday, April 29 th, 2008
    I am not there in the kitchen when she spills the ink bottle across the counter, there to see it run down her arms, splatter cupboard fronts, pool on planks of trees under her bare toes. She calls for rescue and, after slight gasp, weak smile, feeble rebuke (for, really, had I been there?), I
  • Visual Homemaking Journal

    On Sunday, March 30 th, 2008
    A place to scratch it all down… menus, tasks, funny children remarks, things to remember… and the place where I keep a running list of daily gifts from His hand, that for which to notice and give thanks… “Nothing has really happened unless its been described [in words]. Keep a diary. Don’t let a day
  • Known and Loved

    On Monday, October 22 nd, 2007
    I met you! You were just perfect: warm, gracious, broken and Jesus shining brilliantly through the cracks. It was all gift to slip out of this dim place and meet you face to face, to whisper words and encourage each other on The Way. A gift to hear your hearts, to pray with you and
  • Journal/Schedule Inspiration

    On Tuesday, September 11 th, 2007
    …inspiration from Lani’s Journal of Days… (using the MomAgenda layout)…beauty from Debi’s Visual Journal…and for ideas of what to include in your visual journal, a creative place to gather the scraps and threads of your day into this heirloom fabric, a visit with Dawn.
  • Potpourri

    On Thursday, August 23 rd, 2007
    In which I ramble and smell the roses…. Laura read. Laura liked. Laura made.Go check out how Laura made her own Learning Planner, tailor made to her own specs, after the planner preview here. I am inspired! (Her blank, lined journal was purchased at Borders Books, with plain craft paper covers for only $4.99. With
  • Listening to Poems

    On Monday, August 20 th, 2007
    “The Bible tells us that we are God’s masterpieces (poiema in Greek);not only creatures, but his creations, his poems (Ephesians 2:10).We are living epistles (2 Corinthians 3:3).And so, our lives are meant to be listened to,because it is God who is speaking into and out of and through the symphony of the years,and the masterpiece
  • Listening… Why Journal

    On Tuesday, July 10 th, 2007
    Update: How writing benefits health of cancer patientsHow to Write to Bring Healing For daily therapy, I never have to dab my wrists with L’Occitane magnolia perfume beforehand, nor worry if I’m ten minutes late, or bother sitting in some paneled waiting room for a receptionist in Birkenstocks to open a hollow-paneled door and call
  • Telling

    On Wednesday, June 06 th, 2007
    “Maybe nothing is more important than that we keep track, you and I, of these stories of who we are and where we have come from and the people we have met along the way because it is precisely through these stories in all their particularity, as I have long believed and often said, that
  • Around

    On Wednesday, June 06 th, 2007
    Some scratchings from this pen can be found in print in this month’s San Antonion Christian Beacon and online at Christian Women Online. Browse around both publications. Some articles that you won’t forget. And God desires to use.
  • Scratching

    On Monday, April 16 th, 2007
    In the midst of cleaning this week, I may be sparser in this corner… if you are looking for some humble farm-girl scratchings, Remembrance Press’ beautiful The Girlhood Companion carries an article–(our daughter slipped away with our copy, completely smitten with the whole magazine, including Mrs. Betty Dickerson’s column and Spunky’s daughter’s wise words… such
  • With Great Care

    On Thursday, January 25 th, 2007
    I am lost. Does anyone know the way home from here?Maybe I have the map all turned around?None of this looks familiar, expected.Which way to turn? Which direction? Which decision?Helplessly, I simply don’t know.And I have to keep moving. Disoriented, trying to stave off panic, I rustle about for a compass. Surely I can figure
  • About writing…

    On Saturday, September 23 rd, 2006
    “In struggling to say what we are, we become what we say.” ~Thomas Kane, New Oxford Guide to Writing Lord, I scratch it out here…praying that You will become me into all that is wisely and rightly said. And that in pouring it out, You will cleanse me of what I am and shouldn’t be.
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