Category Archives: this and that

it’s happening

WordPress dropped this notification in my inbox today. Hi Sherry, You’re getting closer to your WordPress.com anniversary — congrats! I wanted to thank you for being a valuable member of our community and remind you that your WordPress.com Premium plan … Continue reading

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bible reading challenge

If you joined Same Page Summer, you already know today is its finale. We finished Revelation (WOW!) and today’s reading assignment is Psalm 119! And now a whole week separates the finale from the start of reading the whole Bible. … Continue reading

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is it over yet?

You might not agree, but I think it’s time to get going again. Not that I have anything pressing on my calendar. I am still content with life as it is, but I’m feeling a little rebellious now that we’ve … Continue reading

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covidisappointment

I have very little to complain about while we wait out the storm. We have everything we need, even TP, well supplied from long before it became a commodity. We’re still far from boredom with plenty of projects to pass … Continue reading

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heading back toward normal

While Mauri wraps up his four weeks at Sabbath by the Sea—with weekend jaunts to Newberg for a few hours with his wife (that would be me)—I’m wrapping up my four weeks of solo life. No, it was only three … Continue reading

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advent calendar

I was the first “customer” to arrive this morning at the advent calendar-making event sponsored by my church and hosted by the Breithaupt family who live and work up on beautiful Chehalem Mountain. You can see the preparations for a … Continue reading

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traditions die hard

Nineteen years ago I wrote a piece as an assignment for one of my reading groups, inspired by our book—Kathleen Norris’s Dakota—specifically the chapter titled “Where I Am.” And now where I am has extended 19 years. Here’s a portion: … Continue reading

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for the love of lyle!

We bought these tickets long before weather could be predicted in Troutdale—or anywhere, for that matter. The scene through our window yesterday morning didn’t hold much promise, but Mauri’s weather app promised the rain would stop in time for the … Continue reading

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this and that

What have I been up to lately? Thanks for asking! For one thing, I’ve been poring over old family pictures sent to me by cousin Helen Katherine. She pre-pored over them, writing names and dates on the backs of those … Continue reading

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happy birthday to us

Today’s a day of celebration for at least two of us here in Grand Rapids, Michigan! In particular, I’m celebrating motherhood that began 50 years ago this day down in Jacksonville, Florida. This is the son I always dreamed of, … Continue reading

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