Archive | May 2012

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MY OTHER HUSBAND

Published in Cup Of Comfort’s “Cup Of Comfort For Couples” 2010 I have been happily married for thirty-four years…to two men. Fortunately, they both occupy the same body, so I’m not in danger of being carted off to prison any time soon. Husband number one’s name is Fred, a hardworking mechanical engineer, quiet, reserved, serious, […]

SUMMER FAITH

This story was published in Chicken Soup’s “A Book Of Miracles” It was one of those miserable cold and rainy days in February that Portland, Oregon is famous for, and I was in a mood. Some people like rain. I am not one of those people. I had already gotten drenched once that day; taking […]

BAD KITTY!

It was a beautiful sunny morning and I sat in my recliner, sipping my tea, watching the birds at the feeder on my deck. Sauza, my cat, perched on the chair next to me, observing the bird’s coming and going intently. I leaned forward to reach for my teacup but something moving on the floor […]

PENNIES, FEATHERS AND HUBCAPS FROM HEAVEN

Not long after I was diagnosed with breast cancer and was flying by the seat of my pants faith-wise, a good friend of mine gave me a piece of unexpected advice: “When you see a penny—be sure to pick it up.” Well, yeah, I thought. You’d have to be from another planet not to know […]

EATING HEALTHY IF IT KILLS US

Following a bout with breast cancer back in 1999, I made a resolution to change my deplorable eating habits to a healthy, plant based program of nutrition. This meant, of course, that I would have to convert my husband and two teenaged children as well. Their reaction to my first meal? “What’s this stuff on […]