Kelley J. Leigh

Loud World. Quiet Soul. Listen beyond the noise.

A Bowl Full of Rain

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  A Change of Address. Before we loaded up our Colorado U-haul and headed to the Pacific Northwest, many friends gave the same well-meaning but gloomy advice: “Say goodbye to the sun.” “I hope you like rain.” “You’ll love it, except for the weather.” I relocated from the Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound. We moved from The City Above the […]

Hometown Street Signs

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Come with me, back to my midwest church girl roots with a visit to South Park Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. Time Travel Loud music bounced wildly off the dark wood panels of a north side Chicago Irish pub.  Thirty years after high school graduation, we milled around tall bar tables, leaned in close and shouted catch-up questions to each other above […]

Fat American Christians at the Top of the World

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  Night Light Pike National Forest, Colorado Every night outside my living room window, at the top of what the Ute Indians called the ‘Great Peak’ one lone light flickers.  Across miles of foothills, above tundra and timberline, a single white light shines visibly in the distance. It hangs just above the highest point of the peak like a far off […]