Author Archives: Marilyn

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.

Reading on the Porch in the Evening

ON THE PORCH tonight, I read until I lost the light, angling the book in different ways to get in one more page, to reach for the end of another chapter. I’ll finish the book tomorrow. I could go inside … Continue reading

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The World Has Gotten Too Noisy for Me

I’M leaving blogging and Facebook. The world has gotten too noisy for me and I want to concentrate on reading and writing and the people in my sphere. Those of you who know me from a class, a conference or other association … Continue reading

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BEST thing I read this week had the word ‘listen’ in it 4 times

BIG week. Busy week. Noisy week. Sad week. Week of words hateful and horrible, but also things thoughtful, prayerful and powerful, life-giving. We are all in need of care and knowledge of what to do. The best, most helpful thing … Continue reading

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