Tag: creator

  • Please Pray for Me

    Please Pray for Me

    I can't stop thinking about him and I don't even know who he is. Every Sunday during church service we have a time set aside for prayer. Anyone in need of prayer can write out a request and put it in the donation basket. Pastor[..]
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  • Prayers of a Decade

    Prayers of a Decade

    “I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston There was a time when I took decades for granted. They[..]
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  • All We’ve Ever Known: Subjugation

    All We’ve Ever Known: Subjugation

    He sat in the booth directly across from us, eating his dinner. Behind him four big-screen televisions were tuned to ball games. The waitress brought our waters, took our orders. He thought the man with the beard was my boyfriend, not my son. I didn't[..]
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  • Turning the Page

    Turning the Page

    When we first moved to Hermiston, Oregon,  the neighborhood didn't have any mature trees or shrubs, pheasants and quails nested in the field behind the house. There were several empty lots waiting for owners to pick out house plans. The stop sign in front of[..]
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  • Cussing on the Way to Church

    Cussing on the Way to Church

      It was there, while crossing the bridge that connect this part of Oregon with the southern part of Washington, that I glanced over at a boat cutting through the silver waters of the Columbia River. Maybe it was the stillness of the water. Or[..]
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  • Creating the Madness

    Creating the Madness

    Madness comes in a variety of shapes and forms. Sometimes it dresses up in Brooks Brothers suits replete with power ties.     Sometimes it appears in the form of a pelican. Some go mad in the most destructive of ways. Their madness is intent[..]
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  • The Vows We Break

    The Vows We Break

    The last time the West Coast contingent of the Spears family came together was for Mama's funeral. This past weekend we came from up (Los Angeles) and down  (Seattle) the West Coast for my nephew Robert's wedding. [caption id="attachment_1799" align="aligncenter" width="1588"] West Coast Spears Clan[/caption][..]
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  • A Good Kind of Lonely

    A Good Kind of Lonely

      I was talking with a friend recently. She's moved to a new community, started a new job, is in a new relationship. To the casual observer everything looks hunky-dorey. Everything is hunky-dorey most of the time. But there are these moments - moments like[..]
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