Kelley J. Leigh

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Another Piece of the Story

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Today’s Flotsam: A Song for You. My heart is full to brimming. This post is just one piece of my currently messy and overflowing condition. Life just feels different, clearer, enlightened. I am still clunking around every day objects and issues, but every sense is heightened. Words, lyrics, smells, beauty keep finding me. Unexpected and repeating pieces from my Sunday story  keep floating by […]

A Story Unfolding

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A Bit of a Teaser I am in the process of writing about  last Sunday — a pivotal day on the Church Trek.  I can’t describe it for you yet, except to say I am profoundly changed.  And perhaps the story will read like the shock and marvel of a blind person regaining sight. Or maybe, like the account of a long lost traveler who realizes she’s been […]

Why I am Not Done with Church Yet

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As a new year begins, it’s time for an update on my mountain town church trek and some thoughts about what’s ahead. Update on the Trek Since the last post in this series, I have visited three churches. A Catholic church, a Contemporary Christian church and a non-denominational Grace-based church. I plan to write more specific posts about each one. But […]

All Shall Be Well

Blessings to you and yours, from me and mine. Happy Holidays! ~KjL  Like this quote? Download it FREE! A PDF of this print by Sara Joslyn is available for download in an assortment of colors over at SheLoves. Head over and grab it, HERE.

The Flight of Tea Cups

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Reposted: This time last year, an unexpected metaphor emerged from my smashed tea cup. In honor of the holidays, I am re-gifting this post, just in case you are in a situation where you need to be reminded that beauty can emerge from unplanned demolition. Don’t give up hope, friend. All That Remains I discovered the set of four oddly shaped blue mugs […]

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The Pattern of Rescue

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If you’ve been around here for a while you know I support The Exodus Road, a non-profit coalition which provides intervention for women and children trapped in sex trade. I no longer work at a desk in the stateside office, but I am honored to count Matt and Laura Parker as treasured friends. And I still work on freelance projects for The […]

Shifts of Faith

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This week I continue on my Mountain Church Trek with a processing party at a Biker Church, and thoughts on Kathy Escobar‘s book “Faith Shift: Finding your way forward when everything you believe is coming apart.”  “Hope for spiritual refugees, church burnouts and freedom seekers.”   A Processing Party Outside, a bitter November wind bit our fingers and faces. Inside, small pods […]

Running Wildly After Beauty

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“Who can bear to look at the junk of our own minds that comes out in writing practice?”   Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down to the Bones The Sorting … See that knee-high mound of loosely organized journals and binders? A couple months ago I decided to face the albatross that is all of my past writing. I hunted and gathered all available spiral […]

Of Dead Things Laid Down

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  The following post came from the mountain of journals on the floor of my office. I chose to keep this picture and (edited) sketch, written in white pencil on black pages, because it captures something everybody needs to know about dead things. Dead Things I came upon this skull while running down a steep forested trail behind my house. […]