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A Thankful Heart

A little more than a week ago, a young woman from our community passed away. She had been battling cancer for some time. She and her husband were active members of the local faith community, and poured themselves into others and into serving and into doing those little things that matter. Her life has impacted… Continue reading A Thankful Heart

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Updates & Apologies

No excuses... I should have been here. I apologize. I offer the following not as a means of justification, but simply to let you all know what's been happening with me in a meager attempt to break the proverbial ice once more and jump-start my lifeless blogging heart. As many of you know, my mother… Continue reading Updates & Apologies

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How to Write in One Easy Step

Here it is... are you ready for this? It's earth-shattering, folks... you might want to sit down. The one simple step to writing is this: Write. Yes, friends... that is quite literally it. I've spent the past several weeks in search of tips and tricks and helpful hints on how to move beyond the writer's… Continue reading How to Write in One Easy Step

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How to Get Apple Pie from Weeds

I don't especially like dandelions. Here in the cold, slow-to-start Upper Peninsula of Michigan, however, dandelions are one of the first signs of spring. The little weed is more prolific here than the state flower. Many well-intending folks with greener lawns than I work diligently to rid their yards of dandelions, but as a pseudo-gardener,… Continue reading How to Get Apple Pie from Weeds