Hope

SamaritanWoman

Under the heat of noon sun, the woman made her way to the well to draw the water she would need for the day. She resented the fact that she […]

20140712_AliaJoy_CannonBeach

I can hear them bickering in the next room. Their voices rising and cresting over each other, the keening whine of the wild things pent up too long. I sink […]

Mirror

I have a lot of mirrors in my house. You might think I’m just vain, but when I step out the way I’m actually fascinated by the light they reflect. Not only […]

20140704_LizCH_Fireworks-Flower

In my small hometown, the 4th of July was a big deal. Baby parades. Talent shows. Carnival games. Soft pretzels. And fireworks that ended with a sparkling American flag, while […]

20140703_EmilyFreeman_Hope

A few weeks ago as I was visiting my sister, we were walking from her house to the barn when I saw a huge feather on the ground in front […]

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Free Indeed!

Jul 1, 2014 by

What does it mean to be free? This is not a question that yields an easy answer. I started thinking about my life and wondering if I am truly free. […]

WithUsInMess

I used to dream about being the perfect mom. Certainly, it didn’t seem too unattainable…just raising a few kids…keeping life in order… everything running smoothly…and wonderful…and happy…and clean. Except this […]

20140614_KarinaAllen_Daughters

When it comes to the subject of my father, unfortunately there isn’t much to tell. His name was Robert. He and my mother weren’t married. He gave me a purple […]