Category: Life

Sunrise With Grace

We finally find her sitting in a cluster of delphiniums, eyes closed, smoking a cigarette. Wisps of her silver blue hair blend so beautifully with the flowers that the only way we know she’s in there and alive is by watching puffs of smoke…

Sharing Strength

(The original Sharing Strength was published on August 6, 2012. I share it here today for those who have not read it… with the hope that all of us can join in prayer and support for the Families and Brothers of our Fallen)  Iron…

Make a Promise – Pass it On

“We are not taught to be thinkers, but reflectors of our culture. Let’s teach our children to be thinkers.” ~Fresco My friend, Brenda, showed up in my dreams last night seriously concerned about the state of the World and the disease of divisiveness infecting our youth….

Here’s to Not Crying… by Sheri Bukowski

Written by Lynnette Bukowski’s daughter, Sheri Bukowski My dad died three years ago today. Unexpectedly. He went missing on a bike ride and hours later, my mother was visited by two young Deputies who didn’t quite know what to do. So they handed her…

No Matter What…

The dogs and I came upon a young woman lying on the beach this morning.  Selah did a puppy bounce around her waiting to be adored, but the girl did not stir or move or react.  In the predawn she looked like a slight…

Be Willing to Wait

In honor of a very special young man’s Bukszoo Birthday… I present a repost of James’ story. His name has been changed to protect him, and he is grown now, perhaps with kids of his own. Not all military children are born into the…

Neptune’s Child ~ Thoughts on Life

In honor of the Month of the Military Child, I present an essay written for a Reader’s Digest Contest in 1991 by our daughter, Sheri Lynn. Children were asked to address their feelings about family values, thoughts on life, what their mom and dad…

The Power of Sharing Strength…

(Sharing Strength was posted on August 6, 2012. I have revised the original in light of recent events because… much of it bears repeating)   Iron sharpens iron. As one man sharpens another.  (Prov. 27:17)  This is the miracle of human connection: we do…

There’s A Little Wild In You

Excerpt  “There’s a little wild in you,” Steve used to say. I think he believed I needed the wild to come up fighting and scrapping amid this life that he led, as though this crazy ingredient was necessary to be the woman behind the…

Live Your Dash

Each morning the dogs and I step lightly when we cross the memorial pathway leading to the beach.  Walkway or not, to me it is a sacred place and the three of us stretch left and right and forward like children playing an awkward,…

Bucket

When I was six years old my favorite secret place was the flat top of a 20 foot boulder known as the Rim of the World.  Sometimes when the sky and trees blurred to deep blue, I could spread my fingers out on both…

Warriors of the Heart

“The Warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment, and – sometimes – with just a touch of madness.” ~Coelho We all have to rise to our destiny, embrace miracles and accept Grace. I…

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