The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
When It Floods, And You Are In It

When It Floods, And You Are In It

The third time an emergency alert awakened me, I reached for my phone. It was dark, darkest dark, the bright light just outside the window by my Hindman, Kentucky bed for the first time not providing 24-hour illumination of our tiny shared room. Power must be out, no...

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Notable: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Notable: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

I AM NOT a competitive reader. I don't set goals, I don't strategize my list, I don't look to fill in defined categories or stretch into genres (with intention) I don't typically enjoy. Which is to say I am basically a mood reader (totally in keeping with my Enneagram...

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Wildflowers, Grace, and Goodness

Wildflowers, Grace, and Goodness

MY PERSPECTIVE CHANGES all the time on this mountain, weather and the season permeating every thought and impacting nearly every decision. Perhaps this is because conditions change so rapidly. In a moment, a beautiful, clear sunrise can be overcome by opaque, dense...

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When You Can’t, What You See

When You Can’t, What You See

I have been recovering from minor eye surgery, something that, for a time, left me with such blurry vision I was not able to do much but look toward the big blobby shapes on the television and ask repeatedly: "Who is that? What is she doing? What did he say?" I am...

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When It’s Almost Spring

When It’s Almost Spring

HOW IS IT that I am always surprised when I see a season turn. Perhaps this is because—for me—it has taken such time to fully settle into the existing summer / fall / winter / spring; to accept and to embrace what nature is already insisting is. It happened to me as I...

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Christmas, Old and New

Christmas, Old and New

HOW PROFOUNDLY I experience my mother's spirit this time of the year, when her love of the holiday season exists with palpable force. She has been gone from us since 2013 and yet a thousand times this December I have thought of her, felt her presence, heard her voice...

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The Acorns (and a Six-Part Epilogue)

The Acorns (and a Six-Part Epilogue)

IT'S HARD NOT to notice, the way they line the path from the house to the studio, the way they've dropped this year by the thousands. They way they dwarf the lookalike versions that now pave our long mountain driveway. They've come from the Mother Tree, this I should...

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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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