Stories of My Repurposed Life

New Life After the Storm

New Life After the Storm

Today I noticed new growth emerging in the middle of the battered and mangled palms of the Bismarckia tree in my front yard. It’s been a month now since Hurricane Ian...

I Cannot See the Water

I Cannot See the Water

I cannot see the water, but I can hear it, feel it, smell it.Sandy terrain confirms my path.Carefree seagulls point the way.Laughter of families fills the air.Sea salt mist...

Transplanted to Grow

Transplanted to Grow

We all love beautiful flowers but, we often don’t consider the process that leads to those glorious blooms and sweet fragrances that delight our senses.  This first...

A Bonus Bloom

A Bonus Bloom

Amid a flurry of drama with my family this month, I’ve also been patiently waiting on my first bird of paradise to open. I’ve had my eye on that little hump of orange that...

Fix My Eyes

Fix My Eyes

There are days where everything feels impossible and overwhelming. Days where the unresolved pressures of life and the endless burdens of worry nearly bury me. These are the...

5 Truths About Storms

5 Truths About Storms

My drive to the Panhandle this weekend led me through communities hit hard by Hurricane Michael last October. In fact, my GPS led me a route I’d never taken before down...

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