April 7, 2020


Hello. My name is Deb. I am a writer who had stopped writing for almost a year. Rejection of one’s work is tough. After a particularly disappointing, “Thanks, but no thanks,” I lost my writing pepper. I just didn’t have the heart anymore, or so I thought. Bu...

October 23, 2019

After . . .

“The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,

Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour a
way the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.”


October 8, 2019

the Vigil- the period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray

(Photo: My Beautiful Mama.)

The illness of my mother has spurred me back to journaling or blogging, if you will. The way I blog, it seems closer to a journal ent...

September 30, 2019

Holy Ground

Mom has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and I have been taking care of her for about a month now. You may have heard me describe this journey as a Holy Ground experience. It has dawned on me, though, that some of you may not know what I’m talking about...

September 24, 2019

The Luckiest Woman in the World

Words and emotions float around me like storm clouds. Fear. Cancer. Pain. Death. But every once in a while, there comes a break in the clouds

and a bright memory so beautiful overpowers and takes my breath away. Such is this limbo period i...

September 4, 2019

My Most Important Blog Post Ever

Yes, I know. I've been MIA. Ever since I got back from Texas I have not blogged, but I have sold a house, bought a house, moved, served almost a month at camp and, well, you know, LIFE.

But, something has come up that will change me forev...

August 20, 2019

Dear Friends,

My dear friend, Phyllis Clark Nichols, has written another book in her 'Portrait' series. I've enjoyed getting reacquainted with Katherine Joy (Kate) and her family as they travel their grief journey after losing Kate's mother. However, this is not a stor...

March 19, 2019


Well, friends, after six weeks on the road, I’m back in Wisconsin. Atticus and I got here late Friday night, road weary and scratching with the left leg. I was road weary. Atticus was the itchy one. A good time was had by all.

I started on my Snowbird journey for a...

March 12, 2019

The home place

I’ve been gone from home for four weeks now and I’m beginning to think that I’m probably not the best ‘Snow-birder’ that ever flew the coop. My timing has left a little to be desired, weather-wise. It seems on the day of arrival at my various stops they w...

March 5, 2019

a God-thing

This morning I was awaken by the sound of Jesus playing a piano right outside my camper window. He sat out under a mesquite tree at an old upright piano and lightly ran his fingers over the keys. The delicate melody floated through the walls of the Traveling...

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