This is Not Where I Thought I Was Going

Life IS hard and messy and beautiful. Embrace it all.

Wildfire, or Welcome to My Blog

How does a Missouri farm girl wind up in Idaho watching the smoke from a wildfire that threatens to consumer her adopted town, anyway? That’s a complicated question. The simplest answer is that my husband made plans that did not…
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Yellowstone Journals

The week before friends were taking me to Yellowstone National Park I was weed-eating along the front fence and nearly put my left eye out. A rock kicked up and under my glasses and bounced off the bridge of my…
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Remembrance

We still called it Decoration Day when I was a kid. It was a day of remembrance for my family. We’d pack a picnic lunch and go to the cemetery to weed around the graves and then we’d leave fresh-picked…
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Becoming An Outdoors-Woman

I attended my first Becoming An Outdoors-Woman event at the boy scout camp near Osceola, Missouri in September of 1997. That weekend adventure would become so very important to me because it introduced me to an idea that I hadn’t…
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Sunday Has Come!

Sunday morning. The stone has been rolled away. The women find the tomb empty. Jesus has risen from the grave! Because He did, everything changes… Hallelujah, the Savior lives today! To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate…
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When Things Look Dark…

For the Christian, Good Friday looks pretty dark. Jesus – the promised savior – has been betrayed, unfairly tried, found guilty. He’s been beaten and abused, abandoned, and denied by His closest friends. And crucified between actual criminals, He died.…
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Finding The “Thing”

When life gets complicated or takes an unexpected turn it’s critical to have a “thing” to turn to. One that urges you to climb out of bed, comb your hair, and go on when you think that you can’t. The…
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Go Look At the Worm Moon Tomorrow Night!

This year the Vernal Equinox – or first day of spring – occurs on Wednesday, March 20th. We also get a super moon on Wednesday night, and if the skies are clear, it should be outstanding. It’s called the Worm…
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Saint Patrick Wasn’t Irish

It’s true that Saint Patrick was not Irish. He is, however, the Patron Saint of Ireland. I’ll leave you to read the story of his life in the first link at the end of this post. It’s an interesting one,…
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Spring Forward Tonight

Tonight we “spring forward” into Daylight Savings Time and lose an hour’s sleep. I have never been a fan of changing the clocks, and there’s research that suggests that it’s not healthy for us. Nevertheless, tomorrow most of us in…
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