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A community of purpose and grace for wise women

Taking Wing – Letting Go and Release

It was late spring, and my young daughter, Sheridan, and I decided to plan some special mother-daughter activities to share. With a little trepidation, I allowed her to adopt a caterpillar at a local birdseed store as one way to make a memory. Sheridan, notorious for...

Don’t Quit & Jump Ship – Hold Tight & Pray

Have you noticed that the older we become, the more our experiences inform our faith and beliefs?  As older women, many of us have deep wells of hard-earned wisdom from which we draw.  Maybe, like me, you have noticed how the changing political tide has unearthed some...

What Prayer and Swimsuits Have in Common

Swimsuit season is around the corner. Maybe that’s not the opening sentence you’d expect in a blog post about prayer — though wouldn’t it be nice if confessing those extra pounds could remove them as far as the east is from the west? Yeah. Not happening. As I was...

God is Faithful and We Belong to Him

Behold, all souls are mine… Ezekiel 18:4 NIV In one year, six months apart, I nearly died and did die. I survived a pancreatic attack. The doctors came in the hospital and gravely gave me the bad news: "Because of your damaged gallbladder, your pancreas has misfired,...

The Power of Purpose

After Daddy left Mama and us kids, Mama had no choice but to get a license, somehow obtain a beat up old car and get a job. She had a focused purpose. That purpose was to provide for and raise those of her brood of seven kids that were still at home. She was focused...

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