Things I Wish

  • I wish that everyone on this planet never went to sleep hungry.6362196157044786201633161531_disney-stars-1100x619
  • I wish that all tired bones had a comfortable and safe place in which to rest.

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Why I Write

I believe that sharing life experience holds value.

Putting stories from one’s own life into words has power.

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Let love be stronger

archangelmichael-e1265172023723-394x510.jpgHere’s a thought for today that was inspired by someone I met the winter of 2016 while working at a homeless shelter in the Fargo-Moorhead Community.

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Book of Kells Now Free to View Online

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Suffering with grace

flowerOne of my favorite spiritual leaders growing up was a priest named Father Jim. I believe he came to our small-town parish in the mid- to late 90s – I remember being about 12 years of age. I didn’t realize what a big deal it was at the time, but mine was the first CCD class where both the boys and the girls were trained to be altar attendants.*

My sister, brother, and I all served at mass dozens of times – probably hundreds if you were to tally up the instances between the three of us. As a child and even as a teenager, I probably didn’t fully appreciate the role I played as an altar attendant. Regardless, I think it was important as a young person for me to understand that a religious community – just like any other community – has jobs that need done and members of that community have a responsibility to fulfill those roles when needed.

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The Dream – Part II

The dream now begins with me stepping into the house – now cold and hollow – the ethereal light from it, gone. With no companion, guard or guide, I enter and descend into the basement – a flickering light illuminates my steps, casting all manner of shadows around me.

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The Dream – Part I


The dream has evolved.

I first dreamed it somewhere between July and October 2012.

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Building a dream…

by Jacqueline M. Dotzenrod

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Few people will continue to chase their childhood dreams into adulthood. But Joe Jameson, of Amenia, is still running them down in a snowplane. (more…)