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Chapter 20

Over chips and salsa, Blaise asked Harper how she had been doing since their Christmas Eve snow dance. He smiled large and passed her a napkin. She smiled, too. “Snow dance. Yes, so that’s what that was? I’m just glad … Continue reading

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Chapter 19

The week between Christmas and New Year’s was a busy one. Blaise returned from up north and called Harper to ask if perhaps he could start using the back room right after New Year’s. She saw no problem with that … Continue reading

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“Cats in the Cradle” and Other Untruths

Sandy and Harry Chapin wrote a song in the 70s called “Cats in the Cradle,” which told the story of a parent too busy to be involved in his child’s life; then, when the parent is retired and free of … Continue reading

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Chapter 17

Christmas day passed quietly. The rain was the only steady patter to disrupt the silence. She turned the gas fire log on for some extra heat, and Clutch decided that was just the perfect place to sprawl for his all-day … Continue reading

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Chapter 15

Her tears had subsided, but she still lay with her head pressed close to Blaise’s chest. A soft peace descended around them in the cab of the truck as they sat, light rain falling all around. It was too wet … Continue reading

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Chapter 12

Graham lay in the hospital bed, silent and gray. Harper had never left his side, sleeping on a small cot beside the bed. His mom Clare was staying at her house and would come to the hospital for a few … Continue reading

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Chapter 10

The next day was Friday, and though it would have been good to go in and encourage sales from holiday foot traffic, she opted to call a gal that she had used on and off to fill in when she … 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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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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The Limping Church Triumphant

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 here, rather than the one P-prepared for us. Wishing to stay and wishing to … Continue reading

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