Tag Archives: friendship

May I Listen In?

It seems like a bold request that I am making directly to all three Persons of the Trinity. I am risking this question because of a comment where prayer was described as joining a conversation that is already taking place … Continue reading

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Forging a New Journey

I know that most of the life I have known, on a practical level, is gone. Some of it eroded away by the “or sickness” and the “or for worse” of the marriage vow.  Some of it shattered by the … Continue reading

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I am Home

For background on this story please read Silverstrands.org Mar 3, 2017 Between then and now (April 16, 2017) this dog has been transported to my home where she “was” to stay “temporarily” but…   (Story through Molly’s eyes) It’s taken … Continue reading

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Packaged So it Will Not Break

After a trip to sort the possessions of my friend, who recently died, I returned home and realized I had forgotten one precious item. It is interesting to learn what becomes important when the one who is most important dies. … Continue reading

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Coffee with Memories and Tears

Two weeks from today I will be leaving a place that feels like home to me. Not because this is a city with which I have any familiarity. Not even because I have deep personal friendships here. But, because this … Continue reading

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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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Keeping My Promise

Last night a friend asked me why I don’t write anymore. I didn’t have an answer, at least one that I wanted to confess. She said she missed reading my posts. I promised her I would write today. I asked … Continue reading

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Black, White and Red

I woke up this morning to news of the racial unrest in Milwaukee being expressed during the night by protesters burning buildings. My mind took me back to the race riots of 1967. How long ago was that? Is it … Continue reading

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You are Thankful for What?

I listened carefully as my friend described to me the findings of her recent medical workup. The past couple of years have been a battle with cancer. The cancer is gone but side effects from chemo and an unexplained anemia … 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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