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Covered by Grace

  Last night a friend commented on a stunning black and white quilt that highlights our sofa. I found myself eager to tell the story of how this beautiful covering became mine. I first learned of this quilt when I … Continue reading

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I’m Home

After driving for 30 hours over a span of 7 days my critically ill friend visually soaked in the desert of southern Nevada and simply said, “I’m home.” This friend, who I genuinely embrace as my BFF, has suffered unrelentingly … Continue reading

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No Hopeless Cases

I love the Tiffany lamp in my living room. I probably would love it simply because it is beautiful but I love it deeply because I know its story. This lamp was shattered when it was knocked to the floor. … Continue reading

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My Amazing New Bush

As the landscaper and I surveyed the work that needed to be done we stopped and looked at this “hopeless” bush. The landscaper was gentle but as he asked about the age of the bush and pointed out how much … Continue reading

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Suffering Transformed into Beauty

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us”. Romans 8:18 I love it when I see the transformation of something that has been shaped by natural exposure become a … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Mess

Tomorrow my little Koi pond will be cleaned and serviced for the season. Today the surface is covered with algae and floating scraps from last year’s bloom. When the sun is bright I can see images of my fish. I … Continue reading

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Seeing Beauty with Your Heart

On my first visit to Norway, decades ago now, I discovered a distant relative who lived in a remote mountain cottage. She was pointed out to me in the village where I was looking for ancestors. I took the risk … Continue reading

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