A Blank Slate

When he was a young child, my son’s body felt like an extension of mine. His nuzzling, nursing lips on my breast, his feel, his smell, his desires—all of it was an extension of me. Even now, as a teenager, his desires and motives are astonishingly transparent to me when I consider how hard it…

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Two Poems to Mary

 To Mary of Bethany, the Patron Saint of Single Women “Everyone in me is a bird, I am beating all my wings” – Anne Sexton We are a strange breed – birds without nests, without young to feed. Starlings. Migratory creatures. We arc the sky in shapes of letters, illuminate, rename this world with our…

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Strangely Protected

There is a certain intimacy that accompanies prayer with another person. One would think that the person closest to you would be the easiest one to engage in prayer, but I have found that not to be so.  John and I have had numerous fits and starts to a prayer life together that dwindles before we…

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In The Miracle Business

I am in the miracle business. By which I mean to say, the kind that requires prayer and a whole lot of hope.

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“No…Thank you!”

I had never heard an explosion like that on an airplane!

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An Unexpected Surprise

Celebration Joy is happening! My sweet niece, Paige is getting married this month.

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Can I be healed too?

It was a “let’s see if we like each other” dance that began in 2010.

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