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I don’t think of my mom every day, maybe that’s hard for some to understand, but we lost her to cancer just before I turned 13, and it was a very different type of difficult with no counseling or assistance to help me sort it out. But every now and again God taps me on the shoulder and reminds me of her. Today it was this Coral Knockout rose at Lowe’s. It reminded me of her lipstick! Lipstick of all things! I remember little Avon samples of coral lipstick and how badly I wan ted to wear it, to hold on to her and those little sample tubes. It’s funny all the ways and wonders of how God made us...our minds and emotions and memories...

Back Roads to Belonging

Sometimes you step into a book and it feels just right. It feels that the author has been walking the same road as you, maybe peeking in on the edges of your life. This book is like that for me. It’s like a comfortable chair, sort of hugging you in the right spots and supporting your weary bones. I’m loving her insight, her perspective, and her way of weaving in scripture, reminding me that He is with us, even in the silent and seemingly lonely spaces...that He’s always preparing us for His next place of blessing. #backroadstobelonging #marinaskitchentable #booklaunch 

Backyard Breaks

Since I’m sitting at the kitchen table so much while I’m writing, I have to get up and stretch from time to time. Today we had rain again, but between showers I was able to take some photos of things around the yard. This little hummingbird is becoming a buddy around here. He scares off all the other hummers, and has flown right up to Mark and I and looked us in the eye. It’s fun to see so much blooming around us! Many times we plant things that we don’t get to see blooming the next year because we are moving on along. This year we are enjoying it all!  #marinaskitchentable #hummingbirdsofinstagram #flowers #flowersofinstagram #backyardsofinstagram #corporatemoves #homesweethome #amwriting #amwritingdevotionals

Lamentations of Past, Present and Future

I've been going through files during this time of being off line. I'm writing for the new book coming out, and looking for inspiration, but while I'm not writing I'm doing computer "housekeeping" and organizing files and deleting things that can be deleted.  I located this as a "draft" on the blog. I am not sure why I didn't post it. I know it was a busy time of life, and perhaps I never got around to doing an edit, or making a meme to post with it. Still, I'm in awe of God's timing—then and now. This was 3 moves ago, leaving Owensboro and moving to Harrison, AR. It was such a time of emotional and physical turmoil. Thankfully it was not a time of spiritual turmoil. God is so faithful. Going back and reading this is like looking at an old photo album. I remember these thoughts, these ideas, these fears and answers. Now years on the other side I remember details that I didn't know then...and I'll write them at the end.  I am