Author Archives: Mindy

Held in Tight

When my husband and I were first married he drove a small transportation bus. He really liked his job. He came home with all sorts of stories-most of which involved how tenacious people are. He brought people to work each … Continue reading

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Lapel Roses

Sometimes my senses are crazy technicolor dream-like sharp. I can also sleep walk through the most important moments, but sometimes I’m all in. It was a fresh morning late this spring-the rush to get my kids out the door had … Continue reading

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Humility, Headstones, and Headless Corpses

(Originally posted for Easter’s Blog in May of 2015) Parenthood is crazy hard sometimes. In part because children hold your heart hostage in the most beautiful and frightening ways. Being asked the really difficult questions by people who call you Mommy, that’s … Continue reading

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Little Armenians

Who knows what a new day brings. Last Sunday morning I woke up to find images of Pope Francis strung through my Facebook newsfeed. Comments he made during Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica marking the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide left … Continue reading

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Textiles for His Grace

(Originally posted for Easter’s Blog in March of 2015) In the Gospel of Matthew, the 21st chapter recounts Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday-“Jesus Triumphant Entry”. It sounds like it was a pretty amazing party. A parade of waving palm … Continue reading

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Granddaddy was a Hillbilly Scholar

Ever hear this phrase? -“If you wanna hear God laugh, tell him your plans.” The country duo Van Zant used it as a song lyric in Help Somebody.  I’ll admit it-I love Country music, my favorite is a little classic Kenny and … Continue reading

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Oh-Yes…my Ugly Step-Children

I love Thanksgiving. It’s the one time of the year when I peel potatoes, whip-um up with heavy cream, butter, and cream cheese (I mean that’s a call for celebration alone). Pair my mashed potatoes with all the other turkey … Continue reading

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Loving one Another and other Matters of the Heart

We’re called to love one another. Jesus said so-it’s our second commandment. Matthew 22:36-39 New King James Version (NKJV) 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with … Continue reading

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Joy-for Always

(Originally posted for Easter’s Blog in July of 2014) Hairdressers hear all kinds of good stuff–I know I’ve been guilty of spilling some myself. The juicy, profound, and sometimes guarded parts have a way of spilling out. If I’m honest- it doesn’t take much … Continue reading

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USA Best Book Award

Who doesn’t LOVE a gold sticker? I was overjoyed when I received this notification from USA Book News! November 12, 2014Congratulations!The results of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards have been announced.Your book has been honored as a “Finalist” in the “Religion: Christian Inspirational” … Continue reading

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