seasons

  • And all at once…

    Dena October 13, 2021

    “And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” Hello, dear friend. How are you? I hope that you are okay. These times are heavy, I know. I saw an article the other day titled, “When Did We All Become So Miserable?” It broke my heart. It said something about a bitter election and a horrific pandemic. I suppose that sums it up. But I wonder, too, if it’s not more…

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  • // my thoughts on Mother’s Day morning; 05.09.21 🌸

    Dena May 10, 2021

    In spring, the blossoming trees bloom with so much beautiful ferocity that sometimes I think they might alight in fire & just begin to float away toward heaven. Because it has to be magic. It has to be something not of this earth. I hold…

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  • Springtime Favorites

    Dena April 13, 2021

    Pulling out a few of our favorite springtime things for after school reading & spelling practice today. It’s been raining nearly nonstop these last couple of days. Hello, April showers. The magnolia trees and cherry trees are dropping their blossoms to the earth, making the…

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  • I always have.

    Dena July 15, 2019

    “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” I am sitting at my desk. It’s Monday morning. I am trying to work but mostly I’m just distracted by the beautiful cacophonous laughter of my babies playing in the next room,…

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  • they look like dreams;

    Dena April 24, 2019

    “My mouth is a fire escape. The words coming out don’t know that they are naked there is something burning in here.” –Andrea Gibson December// We are sitting in a hot tub in the dead of winter, falling in love. It is far below freezing…

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  • ☼ HE IS RISEN! ☼ // Easter 2018

    Dena April 1, 2018

    “I want to be part of the fellowship of the broken. The fellowship of the broken believe that suffering is a gift He entrusted to us and He can be trusted to make the suffering into a gift. The fellowship of the broken take up…

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  • Beauty in Darkness // Winter

    Dena December 11, 2017

    “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’” Over the weekend,…

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