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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower

Chapter 7

Saturday morning, Harper woke gently with a smile on her lips. She wasn’t even sure why at first. Why this lightness in her chest? The realization came slowly that her conversation with Blaise last night fed her in some deep … Continue reading

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Chapter 6

She woke with the sun the next morning. In November, that was a little late for her typical routine. She had forgotten to set an alarm, so she skipped the walking the dog thing, skipped the breakfast thing, and opted … Continue reading

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Chapter 5

By Thursday night, Harper realized she had not given much serious thought to the idea of hosting a “church” in her shop. It wasn’t that she was so run off her feet she didn’t have time; though, there had been … Continue reading

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Chapter 4

Harper felt the brush of Graham’s lips on her forehead. He never wanted to wake her before he left for his run, but the soft kiss was his goodbye. Though she never opened her eyes, as a light sleeper, she … Continue reading

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Chapter 3

Mondays were typically pretty slow, but this was turning out to be a particularly slow Monday, so slow, in fact, that the bell over the door remained silent till she turned the Closed sign around at noon. Harper often ate … Continue reading

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Chapter 2

Harper had just turned the coffee maker on and set water to boil for tea when the soft sound of the bell jingled above the door. She had found the tarnished brass bell at the local antique mall. It was … Continue reading

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Chapter 1

Her words hung in the air, frozen blue, like a Paul Bunyan winter. They did not reach their target; in fact, they barely made lift-off from her brain, let alone her mouth. It was always the way of things. Every … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Approval Pending

Recently, I started a couple of stock photography accounts to try and generate some passive income from the myriad photos I already have on my hard drives, as well as to be an impetus for continued creativity in my now … Continue reading

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The Limping Church Triumphant

Originally posted on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly:
L-ife is to be lived with love as our mandate; but too often, I-maginations are soiled with the cares and constraints of bolstering up this M-ansion…

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Displaced–Curse or Blessing?

In Henri Nouwen’s book called Seeds of Hope, he writes that “displacements threaten us and give us feelings of being lost or left alone.” He goes on to say the following: “Displacement is not primarily something to do or to … Continue reading

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