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SONSHINE’S “BE AN ARTIST” SUMMER CAMP!

I’m super excited to announce camps this summer that I’ll be teaching! “BE AN ARTIST” camp is dedicated to creative kiddos (10 years or older) that will use recycled/natural materials to create unique masterpieces. Each day we will make something … Continue reading

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Silent Saturday of Holy Week, reflection (a bit deep)

Above the ground, manna grows and mustard seeds hide.  Death covers the sun and silences the shepherd’s call. It’s Saturday. And our King is gone.  The King of the poor.  The King of the sick.  The King of the Gentiles. … Continue reading

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The making of M O M’s day.

After Anna Jarvis mother died in 1905, Anna conceived a way of honoring her motherʼs sacrifice by creating a special day to remember her mother. She would start the argument that American holidays were biased toward male achievements so she … Continue reading

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Becoming.

Todd asked me recently… why don’t you write anymore?  I quickly responded… “well, I do, sorta.” Then, I looked at my posted dates of my blog – many being stamped with seasons skipped in between.  Point taken.   Recently, I’ve … Continue reading

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A buffet served at CNN’s townhall.

Today, I’m not a democrat, republican or independent. Just a momma who has crashed both political parties to see what’s being served daily in the buffet line. Food that is highly engineered, packaged and marketed for our consumption with the … Continue reading

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Please help bring a bit of heaven to earth.

If you were to ask me when do I feel a bit of heaven on earth? Consistently speaking, I would say on any given day that I work a shift at Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch.  I love to hang out … Continue reading

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Cruising the Mediterranean – out of Syria.

About 18 years ago I worked in IT for a small cruise line that own several vintage steam ships.   My first transatlantic crossing was onboard a ship named the s/s Rembrandt (also known as Rotterdam, the ocean liner that … Continue reading

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Wings wide open.

  A knuckle thump was heard at the kitchen window.  Little feet slid along the laminate floor to peak outside.  Eyes are squinted, and he says, “I’m not sure, but is that a bird?”  I was hoping not.  He held … Continue reading

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Anaconda Plan

Last night Drew and I were doing history homework – specifically reading about the courageous civil war generals.  We had to read a paragraph on Lee, Lincoln, Grant, Sherman and Davis that outlined monumental moments.  Then, we had to ask … Continue reading

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Amendment 1 doesn’t fit neatly in a box

Today, I stood in line at a christian church to vote.   I watched parents pacify their children with car keys and candy as we were corralled into a line of wait.  I observed those who were well versed on … Continue reading

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