Saturday, June 19 2021 - 4:36 AM

Madeleine Lowe

writes from Indiana.

Catching My Breath

couple walking on snowy street

“Hey, I’m going for a walk. Wanna join me?” My husband pulled on his gloves, motioning toward the door. He sensed my hesitation as I’d …

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Light in the Cave

rock climbing

Sunshine peeked through the hills and cascaded off the creek in a peaceful manner. Harmonious birds and the gentle water rush were the only sounds …

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Practicing Self-Care

someone writing on a pad

Last week, I scrolled through social media and came across a picture of self-care rituals. Curious, I pressed on the picture and began reading proper …

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Priceless in His Eyes

string

“What about this, Dad?” Holding up a colorful square box, I grimaced as dust particles speckled my clothes. My father glanced down with a smile, …

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Matters of the Heart

woman looking worried looping at laptop

Social media debates have a way of sucking you in. Maybe not at first, or even intentionally, but somehow they bait you out of curiosity. …

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Cup of Kindness

Sunshine peeked into my apartment windows, streaming its friendly rays onto my kitchen counter. Grabbing my purse, I slid my wallet in and snatched my …

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Night of Traditions

children at Christmas

Twinkle lights, fresh snowfalls, peppermint everything, and the smell of pine trees are a few of my favorite things associated with Christmas. Every year, I …

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Unexplained Loss

lady with hands over face

“Staff, I have some shocking and terrible news. Evan passed away early this morning.” Stunned silence permeated the air with a bitter scent that sent …

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I Need a Hug!

I need a hug! At the risk of sounding despondent, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need more hugs on a daily basis. As …

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