When I was about 3 years old, my family was on vacation at a friend’s beach house.  I wanted to goto the water, and my older sister Marilee convinced me to get on the back of her bike so we could get there quicker.  I distinctly remember NOT wanting to ride with Marilee, as I […]

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Won’t you be my Radical Neighbor?

Mormon’s have a great pioneer heritage.  Extermination orders, tarring and feathering, rape and destruction will do that to a people.  Many do not realize that Joseph Smith and the LDS religion originated in upstate New York.  Only after being chased across the nation, did Brigham Young and the main body of “saints” end up in […]

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I was touched.  And made to touch.  And I didn’t want to.  I remember hiding.  I remember flashes.  I remember the words, “you make me do this.”  I do.  My younger sister and I wet the bed or wet our pants far beyond what is normal.  I had to have surgery in 1st or 2nd […]

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All I got is a rock.

While trick or treating on Halloween, Charlie Brown observes his friends receiving candies and treats galore, and upon checking his own bag, repeatedly finds, “another rock”. Yesterday, while attending an Earth Day Yoga/Journey session, participants were instructed to bring “something from nature.”  I found myself on my mat with 4 rocks, a shell, and a […]

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The Lord is My Shepherd

Last week, the fella and I purchased a “Daily Prayer Journal,” with 365 bible verses to inspire you all year long.  We decided to alternate writing our thoughts about that day’s verse.  Well, the page is about the size of a 3×5 card, and there is no way I can be that contained every time […]

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…And I love myself!

When my daughter Cai, was about 2 or 3 years old, she had an affinity for listing things.  Apparently, such quirks are genetic, and start early in life.  One of her favorite list topics was, “people she loved.”  It was a long list including a large extended family and many friends from her church circle.  […]

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