Not Objects Exactly

December 5, 2016

Mouse in the House

August 15, 2016

The Hut

August 1, 2016

A Letter to You

June 20, 2017

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Dear World, You look so big and overwhelming to me right now. Some days I feel like I sit at the very top of you with power to grab and swing you by your tail, toss you over my shoulder, and ride. Other days I just want to sit very small, cold, and white in a corner, like a ghost, and say nothing and do …

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We Call It Family

June 13, 2017

Happy Tuesday! And what a beautiful Tuesday it is. That’s me above, peering into a display case in the Rusk County Community Library, shelves of books mirrored in the background. I came here in search of internet, since our internet at home is down and I have business to attend to. Important Business. (Clears throat and looks important.) I promise you I am not here …

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Go Pick a Rock

June 6, 2017

I’ve been moping around a lot lately. And by that, I don’t mean I’ve been wallowing in the depths of despair. Something much shallower than that. Worrying and wasting time, mostly. I’ll be honest and say that there is nothing on earth that should be wrong with me. I am living one of the most fulfilling and exciting times of my life. I am at …

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Blessed Is She that Believes

May 30, 2017

Sometimes, when I find a verse I especially like during my personal devotions, or if I come across a quote I want to remember, I write it on an index card. Then the index card usually floats around on the top of my desk for awhile before I stick it in a desk drawer with a pile of others. On this beautiful cold morning, the …

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Nickels and Dimes Times

May 23, 2017

I woke up this morning with the line of a song running through my mind. “These are the times of nickels and dimes and love.” Just a single line, and no more. I like it because it makes me think of my family. Of simple things, happy memories. Not that we ever actually had to subsist on nickels and dimes. But I think Dad and …

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Are You an Atheist or a Glass Stomper?

May 16, 2017

There are people who say they don’t believe in God. In our own moments of faith and confidence, we look at them wonderingly and think they must be crazy deluded, or else they’re lying to us. Because God is obvious. He’s everywhere, all around us, as far distant as the stars and as close as our own heartbeat. The world could not function without Him; …

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Giveaway: The Plainspoken Series

May 9, 2017

Well, I got this in the mail today: It’s the advance reader copy of Anything But Simple, scheduled to come out the end of July. To celebrate having made it this far, I am going to host my very first giveaway! Anything But Simple will join the Plainspoken series put out by Herald Press, and it is my pleasure to give one lucky reader the …

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An Old Farmer’s Advice

May 2, 2017

My old farmer Grandpa gave me a clipping from a newspaper the other day titled “An Old Farmer’s Advice.” That’s like my grandpa, to take a liking to some writing or another and pass it on. And because it’s from my grandpa, and because I like my grandpa, I will pass it on to you. I couldn’t find the original author when I looked online, …

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Walking the Stinky Onion City in Springtime

April 24, 2017

So, Chicago doesn’t really stink, at least not where I was. But one of the many interesting facts I learned during my weekend visit is that “Chicago” is thought to be a derivative of a Native American word meaning “smelly onion.” I went to Chicago to visit my friend Naomi, who is there for the summer. When I was a child and my family drove …

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