Category Archives: Trials

The Starkness of Reality

The lab intern steps to the open door and motions for me to “exit here, down the hall and to the left.”  That’s it?  That’s all that is said after you’ve just been informed that you have a small mass … Continue reading

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Brokenness

I needed to write a quick post to state that I likely will not be able to post here until my court proceedings are completed.  In ProPer is a daunting task not to mention the stress of a marriage dissolution … Continue reading

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Brokenness I

I am venturing into different waters for this post and intend for a series to speak to the brokenness of humanity from my perspective which is undoubtedly  filtered through my life experiences. Upon photographing a small collection of Stone Hearts … Continue reading

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Floating on the Clouds

There in the vast fathomless summer sea it felt just like I was floating on the clouds.  Any scuba divers reading this?  Then you can relate to that sensation of floating on the currents in the open seas. Don’t get … Continue reading

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Should’ves and Could’ves

Possibly the shortest post this wordy, spaghetti brain will ever post. A date that should’ve/could’ve been spent revelling in a 30 year milestone, instead is spent mourning the painful losses that come when one refuses to choose recovery but continues … Continue reading

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The Road is Lonnggg

The Road is Long, with many a winding turn…the words from the song “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” come to mind.  Sometimes it’s a long road home.  Most times we must travel for a season, or two, or three … Continue reading

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W-O-W!

How many words can be attached to this acronym? As I was riding, yet once again up the interstate,  the usual thoughts and ponderings jostling around my cranial cavity, this acronym paused before my conscious awareness as it paraded by … Continue reading

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Really…more lemons? no, not that title. Screaming Banshee, not that one either. Rolling with the Punches! yes

Laying blanketed under the midnight blue sky shot full of stars those are just some of the thoughts that tumbled around my head last night as I could not fall asleep.  Ever stare at a single bright star so long … Continue reading

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Lemonade in the Rain

“Crisis brings us face to face with our inadequacy and our inadequacy in turn leads us to the inexhaustible sufficiency of God.  This is the power of helplessness, a principle written into the fabric of life.”  Catherine Marshall, Beyond Our Selves. … Continue reading

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