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Broken Hearts

Lots of Broken Hearts… Lots of broken hearts hidden behind gentle smiles as we enter into February. Friends and strangers dealing with brokenness, sadness, and a daily wrestling match with questions that have no good answers this side of heaven. The only good news, and it’s really good news, is that Jesus walks alongside the […]

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I Hope You Dance!

A deep desire to live joyfully Part of my restlessness and dogged determination to do what I love—to live joyfully—is to be the arms and legs of my Grandmother Lillian, so she can dance.  I read her story from my father’s pen.  Pencil, rather, as he wrote his story in pencil much like an obedient […]

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What If? Fear’s Motto

Just talking to myself here… Hand-lettered words under broken pieces of glass. Simple yet profound. Breathe in faith, breathe out fear A few wise words from my very wise friend. The move to the farm ( the new home of Mosaics at the Farm) is exciting and a bit scary. I will say that the […]

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Invisible Disabilities

Sometimes our Pain is Invisible How many people do I know who are actively fighting cancer? At least five names come to mind. I’m not talking about strangers or statistics here; I am talking people in my life. People who cross my path on a regular basis. People I call ‘friend’ or ‘family’.  I can […]

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Fear is a Liar

Just talking to myself here… Hand-lettered words under broken pieces of glass. Simple yet profound. Breathe in peace, breathe out fear A few wise words from my very wise friend. The move to the farm ( the new home of Mosaics at the Farm) is exciting and a bit scary. I will say that the […]

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We All Have a Story

I met a woman named Toni at the Bridging the Gap Women’sconference in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She stopped by my booth and shared a dream she once had about a little girl holding a broken cup. Some of my “broken to beautiful” art spoke to her and reminded her of that dream. It was a […]

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Set Your Sails

I used to think “waiting on God” meant you just stood still and did nothing. But even “standing still” does not mean doing nothing.  Waiting on God can look very much like a busy waiter at a restaurant. They wait upon their customers by doing a lot. Waiting is not Lazy I used to be […]