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Light Through Elm & Sweetgum

I’ve found the elm tree. I’m embarrassed to admit that for the 12+ years that we’ve lived here, I’d assumed the trunk one step in front of the brush-line was another sweetgum. In my defense, the trunks do look similar: straight, tall, with rough, gray-brown bark. But I’d failed to take the time to actually […]

Chestnuts & Hazelnuts

I’m sitting in the sun on my leaf-littered deck on a glorious autumn afternoon. The baby — wait! Toddler! Sixteen months tomorrow— is sleeping. Waiting for me inside, I have a laundry list as long as my LulaRoe adorned leg. Halloween costumes to complete, supper to start in the crockpot, and laundry to sort and […]

Win a Limited Edition “Preparing the Manger” Advent Calendar Collection!

Several years ago when Lifely Designs was first conceived, Lauren A. Rupar (of Lauren A. Rupar Photography) and I decided we needed an Advent Calendar that covered the whole of Advent, not just 24 days in December. After many hours of writing and editing, fighting with printers and searching for just the right stickers and […]

Consciously Becoming – #captureyourgrief 2016 #whathealsyou

“Where did it come from?” It’s probably one of the most common questions artists get asked about their work. Though as common as it might be, it would be easier to explain to a preschooler where babies come from.

Dear World – #captureyourgrief 2016 #whathealsyou

Dear World, Have hope.

torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

Poetry by Julie Ann Cook!

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Love Like Weeds
by Julie Ann Cook
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