When a gift is not what it seems

the gift

This morning, as I was sorting through a box of “treasures,” I found them again.  They are faded and stained, they were imperfectly made, and quite frankly, they aren’t exactly my style. But they are a treasure.

They were a gift from an elderly relative, one I was reluctant to receive because they were useless and unwanted. But the real gift… was the story. [Read more…]

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Five Minute Friday – Grace

Five Minute Friday Grace

It’s Five Minute Friday and I’m back!  

Oh baby I’ve missed this.  Mmmm.

Somehow, it feels so right for my first post after the 31 Day series on Anger to be a Five Minute Friday post.

No intense planning.  No pre-work.  Just me.  Showing up and letting my fingers fly.

Today’s writing prompt is… GRACE.

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Pages from my Yelling Journal – Blessings

angry about blessings

I’m taking another opportunity to share from my yelling journal.  This time, it’s about blessings and prayer and painful truths.

Sometimes, in the middle of me pointing one finger at my kids, I realize the rest of my fingers are pointing straight at me.  This was one of those.

Here’s what I wrote in my journal. [Read more…]

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An unexpected blessing

unexpected blessings

Did you ever have a chore that turned out to be an unexpected blessing?

I love it when that happens.

I don’t know why, but it just seems like a gift from God – one that’s all gift wrapped in a pretty package and just waiting for me to open it up.  That’s particularly true when it’s a chore I’ve been procrastinating.

My unexpected blessing was… [Read more…]

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