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(Profs, Pups & Pedigrees) Dog Daze of June

One summer, a simple country girl and a simple country feller cut the apron stings and united in the mayhem of marriage, err, I mean holy matrimony. They moved, unpacked, and mastered their culinary Top Ramen skills — all in the midst of their newfound collegiate adulthood where they gained higher […]

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chazSD

(Stoic) Dog Daze of June

He was part grown when he moved into our home – an odd combination of goofy labrador, stoic bloodhound. I remember when he yanked raspberry vines, got them stuck in the doggy-door, his guilty smile, thumping tail betrayed his woeful eyes. Chaz the dog pushed, […]

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0390sd

(Eating) Dog Daze of June

You empty the box, chew plastic to bits, eat cabbage leaves off my garden starts.   I yell Nooooo! You pee on my foot,  thump your tail – slow, low.   I exhale hard. Take a knee, wag my finger in your face – back and […]

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0558SD

(Howling) Dog Daze of June

Whiskered, black chins tilt skyward  furry necks and grungy blue collars  exposed as their raucous, tandem howling exceeds beginner harmonica’s yowling. Even after spittle stops flying and breath stops pressing hard from music-learning mouths, I cover my ears laugh loud tears until I relent, join them with lips pressed hard toward the moon. . . June […]

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1337sd

Slip Knots

push back stand firm when evil rushes in   enough! enough!   ribbons slip knots off daylight unbound found love   truth mercy strength unfurl grace shields . . Psalm 103:2-5 (NKJV) Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who […]

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cwSoldierSD

And He With Me

Handle my broken? You’re kidding, right? I’ll sweep, gentle-like, sharp shards of glass; replace with glue, a mug’s cracked handle; tape a page, nearly tore in two — but staunch the wounds of my own heart? It’s not possible, plausible, sensible that I’m worth any […]

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1218-2sd

Your Face So Sweet

. . . Before I had ears Before I could speak My eyes still shined to Your face so sweet Yes, You called out my name – You called out my name.             And as I grew I breathed You  […]

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hatSD

Warrior – CountryGirl Style

I oscillate between showing the soft side and the gritty bit of country living — between showing who others expect me to be and who I am in the deep-downs where my very soul lives — between showing strength of self and my reliance on God. And then there’s […]

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Nuts for Coconut

Nuts for Coconut

What’s a person to do with a hairy, (mostly) edible orb? . . This morning I took hold of one and poked its eye out with the pointy end of sharp stick. No foolin’ buckaroos. Next, I inserted a straw, gave it to the kiddo, and stood back […]

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1164SD

Slay the Night

  It’s dark at 4:15am when I saunter into the kitchen. It’s still dark at 5am when my husband rumbles down the gravel toward work. And even though this fantastical view is literally a stone’s throw out my living room door, I only see it after God and I slay […]

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1095SD

They Ride

They ride ink  across lonesome diggety-dog dirty prairies of their cowboy minds. . Yawh! Yawh! . Sons and daughters  spur words, squeeze blank pages as if flanks muddy, heaving with stories untold.   . . . Inspired by last weekend – when we helped a rancher friend. The […]

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