The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
Day 6: little tree

Day 6: little tree

Our Christmas tree this year is a wild one, harvested from our western NC mountain property. This is a decision one makes knowing charm rather than perfection is the order of the day. We're a-okay with this, Tim and I, in theory. But then you start to decorate the...

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A Thrill of Hope

A Thrill of Hope

This right here, this right now is a time I want to savor, standing on the precipice of the holiday season, Thanksgiving within reach and the run to Christmas coming in so hot I can taste it, smell it, feel it. The whole glorious mess stretches out shiny and bubbly...

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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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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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