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I’m glad you stopped by. I’m Shari, a writer living among the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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On the Blog

On Black Cats and Image Bearing

On Black Cats and Image Bearing      The black kitty at the entrance to her home For the past several weeks a black, long-haired cat has been roaming a trail I regularly run. The trail meanders through a small wetland forest area behind my...

For Beauty’s Sake | Succulent Workshop Remarks

Fruits of our succulent workshop labors: a Lenten wilderness garden The following post is a transcript of my opening remarks for a succulent workshop recently hosted by the Women's Ministry at our church. I've had several people ask if I might make my comments...

Into the Wilderness for the Life of the World

Cimarron, New Mexico | BSA Philmont 2016 Not since the very early weeks of this coronavirus pandemic have I felt the reality of wilderness living more acutely. This is strange, because I feel it at a time when our family is taking ever-greater strides back into...