Author Archives: Mindy

Old Westerns On the Flip Side

I lost my dad on Friday. Nearly all the things that can happen to someone fighting Type II Diabetes had been put upon his plate. “Respiratory Failure” I suspect will be the official cause of death. The moment I lost … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice

Two months have passed, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and just like that, my kids are well into a new school year. All things considered, it turns out, I’m ok. I got this. It wasn’t pretty there for a moment or two … Continue reading

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Jelly Sandals

I wore brightly colored plastic barrettes to pin back my mousy stick straight hair. I loved Michael Jackson, Star Search and The Golden Girls. I wore girly rompers and jelly sandals. I was in awe with Shel Silverstein’s, Where the … Continue reading

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A Letter for Jacob

I left our porch light on for you last night. You’ve finally made your way home. I walked out onto my driveway before bed. It was a beautiful night-a welcomed hint of  the crispness of Fall. My heart was tender. I … Continue reading

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Restoration

Some thoughts chase me. Healing, restoration…these have been trailing me lately. Pastor Kris’s recent sermon “Peter Heals” was the catalyst this time. It was beautiful. During her message she shared how her brother was injured in an auto accident when he … Continue reading

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Chocolate Atonement

The one and only time I gave up something for Lent was more than, ahem… a dozen or so years ago. I wasn’t raised in a Christian home-I was in my twenties and passionately navigating my faith walk. As this … Continue reading

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Ballroom Bird’s Nest

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippines 4:13, Geesh, at least there won’t be a bird on my head… Yes, this continued to run through my mind, and thank you Jesus for it. When God has laid … Continue reading

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little Aylan

Last Wednesday I woke to find images on FaceBook of a lifeless little Syrian boy lying on the shore of a Turkish resort town. His image stole my breath, and left my heart heavy in grief. The photograph captured his … Continue reading

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On The Marquee

I have a place for my emotion. It’s a tidy little space, and for the most part it all fits quite nicely in there. Except for anxiety … that prickly stuff doesn’t fit anywhere. This last week it was getting … Continue reading

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Deep Empty Spaces

Illness, Injury, Addiction… Prayer. When we go to Christ with these we do so with the heaviest of hearts. Perhaps because these things we have little control over. Perhaps because they can threaten everything. Sadly, we all have our season-finding ourselves here. I’ve cried … Continue reading

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