3-month book update

Leaving Independence was released three months ago today! Fun story that explains the picture above, taken three and a half years before the release of LI…  My youngest daughter, Shelby, and I flew to Kansas City, rented a car, drove to Independence, and checked into a bed & breakfast (that became the…

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Story behind the mouse on the clock

My father was officially diagnosed with dementia two summers ago. We knew he had it. The signs had been there, slowly revealing what we didn’t want to officially admit, for weeks, months, even years prior. Then came the day…one hot June day…when it became life-interfering. Medical professionals were consulted. An…

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Water now brimming in my eyes

Years ago, my husband was a young preacher and I, an even younger preacher’s wife. An older couple lived in the farm community where we lived, worked and worshipped. She was at church every Sunday…her husband, never. Then the husband was diagnosed with cancer. He quickly became too ill to…

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What heaven tastes like

You ever have those moments…those tastes of heaven…when the needle on your personal joy odometer leaned to the far right of what you thought was the highest notch? I’ve had a few moments like that. They’re rare. So when they happen, they sink down into the mind and take up…

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