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Butterfly’s, Lightingbugs and Charity

When I was nine years old I spent part of my summer vacation at my grandmother’s house. That summer, in a tiny Oklahoma town in the middle of nowhere, my “granny” taught me some invaluable life lessons through her example. … Continue reading

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Consider the Lillies

I was born precisely nine days before the fiftieth birthday of one of the people I admire most, my maternal grandmother Lillie May Estes. I know this fact very well because she often expressed her disappointment that I didn’t “wait” … Continue reading

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A Mental Health Message from the Past

Earlier this week, I learned a bit of information that changed my past, at least the past as I knew it. This bit of information brought me even closer to my beloved mother and caused me to have an even … Continue reading

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The Master Gardener

It might be my dread of the cold, dark winter soon to come or perhaps my anticipation of the glorious spring I know will follow. Whatever the reason, this week, as the crisp, chill of autumn made its entrance, I … Continue reading

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There will your heart be also

In the far back darkest corner of my closet, wrapped in plastic and gathering dust, lies one of my greatest treasures. It is a patchwork quilt. It is not fancy. It has earned no blue ribbons, no awards. It is … Continue reading

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Blackberry Blessings

Next month, it will be twenty years since my grandmother passed away. I can hardly believe she has been gone for such a long time because she is so often in my thoughts. I think of her almost every day … Continue reading

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