Category Archives: faith

GRAMMY

I have always acknowledged that I was raised as much by Grandma Marie as by my mother. Not that they weren’t both important and significant influences, but it was Grammy who rocked me in front of the stove when I … Continue reading

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TIME-OUT

No excuses. In the past I have pled bronchitis. And that old devil, Writer’s Block. Both sincerely good reasons to abandon one’s brain along with the keyboard. But this long time-out from posting on Snowbirdredux is wholly related to a … Continue reading

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KINDRED SPIRITS

(Finally. Back from bronchial purgatory. Thanks for your wishes and concerns.) When we first moved to Minnesota, Pastor Sarah of the Shepard of the Prairie Lutheran Church of Hickson, North Dakota (the familial family spiritual home base), invited me to … Continue reading

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CONVERSATION AMONG STRANGERS

I recently participated in a group where the discussion topic was an examination of spirituality. How to find it? Is it important? What is it like? Where is it? Does it exist? You wouldn’t have been surprised to hear words … Continue reading

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

  I’ll admit it took me many years to come around to Facebook. Friends and relatives proclaimed it was the only way to keep tabs on what their children and grandchildren were up to. But that seemed a bit sneaky … Continue reading

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A BLANK SLATE

2012 was our first full year as residents of our new state and we filled it up, among other things, with wonder at hoarfrost and tornado skies and ice fishing and Minnesota Nice. I wouldn’t say we’re “old hands” now, … Continue reading

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DOLDRUM ADDENDUM

Okay. It’s not the recovering cold.  It’s not the winter blues. It’s not a personal psychological trauma. It’s . . . . . . . . . . .  WRITER’S BLOCK. And, yes indeed, it might have been prompted by … Continue reading

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