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Grief in the Midst of Covid19

I believe there’s an overwhelming corporate and private grief we are all in. And I think many people have no idea that what they are feeling is grief. There’s a lot we’ve lost to this virus. Too much to list but for starters, there is the loss of college graduation ceremonies, wedding receptions, baby showers, […]

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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 […]