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Ability to Cope

361. Ability to Cope Previously I’ve written about Harold Wilke who was born with no hands. And in that writing he asked an audience to raise their hands if they had a disability. Many people did. And then Harold said, “The rest of you? Just wait…” And that...
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Either – Or

360. Either – Or — potato chips cherry pie mixed nuts Dove bars corn chips starburst more and more and more — some days are good, restrained other days are like eating machines where it’s only after the fact of eating that I know I didn’t need it...
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The Space

359. The Space — potato chips have a scrunchy sound when you put four together and bite down on them they crumble and push each other as they race down your throat filling ever so slightly the lonely space — arms are lonely bed is days and nights...
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Quiet

358. Quiet — (Psalm 46:10—–Be still, and know that I am God!) — I hear no thing—a nothing—where now I sit the darkness of the nights surrounds my days — no clatter, no voices crack through the silence computer keys sound gentle inside the lack of sound —...
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The Smell of Mama

357. The Smell of Mama I don’t know how old I was when I became aware that Mama wore Emeraude deCoty perfume and no other. It was her perfume. As a twelve or thirteen-year-old I went to a store to see what it cost. It cost a lot....
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Nashville and Selma

356. Nashville and Selma In the turbulent, and early 1960’s I lived in Nashville, Tennessee and had two opportunities to join in the turbulence. At a Church Women United meeting there was an announcement that sit-ins were going to begin at the downtown Woolworth’s lunch counter and they...
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A Story on Forgiveness in Seven Parts

355. A Story on Forgiveness in Seven Parts — Part 1 – I hear the words: “I have forgiven you.” I feel the wonder and question: All? All my mistakes—things I did—things I should have done? I do not plan the wrong, but still it happens. How can...
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A Man Named Ted

354. A Man Named Ted When my grandmother was supporting nine children by working as an aide at the Roberts School for Crippled Children in Indianapolis in the early 1900’s, she met a child named Ted Wright and eventually I met him too. At the age of two...
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Enemies—Strangers—Love

353. Enemies—Strangers—Love I’ve been thinking about the line that says “Love your enemies.” I feel like I don’t have a lot of enemies, but just off hand it would not be that hard for me to love a whole bunch of people far, far away. They may not...
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Empowering Blessing

352. Empowering Blessing I love the blessing that the Unity Church uses. Here are the words (sorry I can’t put in the singing). — God is my source, God is my power, God gives me everything I need. So I give thanks for all my blessings. God gives...
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Mama and Me

Mama and Me

Mama and Me---Our last three years together and beyond is a book about a relationship, built over 50 years and culminating in Mama’s death.

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me is a wonderful children's book. A conversation between a Grandmother and Grandson.

Graces To Sing

Graces To Sing

Graces To Sing to Tunes You Know is filled with familiar tunes with new words to celebrate times with family and friends, good food and thanks.

Trilogy of Cancer

Trilogy of Cancer

Ann's story of her cancer journey...filled with stories, poems, songs. You will laugh, cry....

Shadorma’s

Shadorma’s

This is a book that puts each of the 150 psalms in the psalter into a shadorma poetry form. Some of the longer psalms have several shadormas.

Women Songs | Peace Songs

Women Songs | Peace Songs

Woman Songs|Peace Songs is a collection of inspirational and powerful music still speaking to our times. Originally recorded in 1980.

Wisdom of Children

Wisdom of Children

Wisdom of Children is a collection of stories of the Grandchildren in Ann's life, their wisdom and her reflections for God.

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