Life is Grace

discoveries of grace in my messy and imperfect, but blessed, life

Finally back on the internet, and eager to re-involve myself with the wider world, I’ve decided to follow the lead of my literary friends Emilie, Liz, and Liz by jumping on the bandwagon of the The Big Read. Apparently, the Big Read (a program of the National Endowment for the Arts) guesses that the average …

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say, so I hope Liz and Emilie won’t mind if I borrow their idea and post a list of the books I read this past year! As I typed this up, I kept thinking about how much my book choices for 2007 revealed about my life at …

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My friend Liz tagged me to reveal seven true things about myself. So here goes! 1. I was adopted 39 years ago yesterday, October 24, at the age of five weeks. 2. I am Irish, French, German, Danish, Ojibwe, and Lithuanian; my adopted parents (although I think of them as my “real” parents!) were German …

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Honeycrisp apples–tart, crunchy, and sweet apple crisp, apple pie, caramel apples, hot mulled apple cider my niece’s first day of school excitement the Renaissance Festival my birthday! Oktoberfest walks along the Mississippi River with leaves crunching underfoot sweater weather returns watching the Twins in the playoffs/world series (well, maybe not this year) our wedding anniversary! …

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Here is a nifty list I stole from a blog I recently discovered, Sacred Ordinary, that I simply HAD to use because it fits my mood (crabbier than hell, that is) today perfectly. It also happens to contain some very useful advice. 21st Century Zen 1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not …

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