The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
Trust, and the Creative Process.

Trust, and the Creative Process.

ALL THOSE MONTHS AGO, when the first phase of the pandemic hit, Tim and I packed up our lives and our SUV and headed for the mountains to "ride things out." I look at that time now as both lovely and terribly confusing; we were remote thus comparatively safe, and yet...

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Going Gray.

Going Gray.

IT SLAP WORE ME OUT, the time, attention and investment required to maintain my "natural" brown hair. Ten days of beautiful salon color then BOOM Day Eleven it appeared: my part already sprouting a strong new crop of gray. It was not pretty, this skunky look, and the...

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Harbinger.

Harbinger.

ABOUT MARCH, I HAVE ALWAYS felt ambivalent. This admission comes as a surprise, even to me, for March is the month that relieves us from the coldest cold, that pulls us from mud and muck of winter, that shines a light toward a hopeful, even if it is distant, spring....

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Day 20: Take heart.

Day 20: Take heart.

IT IS THE PERFECT WAY to wrap up these Thirty Days of Joy, doing it with Day Twenty because, well, 2020, and also because my friend Melissa at art4money* posted something that is the absolute, best, most perfect way to dive into the hope that is 2021. I realized when...

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Day 19: LET THE WORLD REJOICE.

Day 19: LET THE WORLD REJOICE.

WE HAVE MADE our way back to the mountains, and getting to rest my eyes against these ancient Appalachians is the balm I need, standing, like we are, at the end of this hateful COVID year. It has been a long, slow, painful slog—GOOD LORD BUT IT HAS BEEN A SLOG—and...

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Day 18: Man oh man, but that moon.

Day 18: Man oh man, but that moon.

You might think it a sad thing, our downtown-home ability to catch only teasing glimpses of the sky as the sun rises and sets each day over the city of Columbia. And very often that is the disappointing truth. But not today. Today I woke up to this photo, sent to me...

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Hi. I’m Cathy.

This is a blog about writing, creative living, and grace in the everyday. It’s my hope this little spot on the internet will be for you a place of quiet and reflection, a source for inspiration, and a reminder there’s beauty all around—we simply need to keep our hearts open to see it. Thank you for being here with me.

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