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A Song for the Weary & Brokenhearted

A Song for the Weary & Brokenhearted

I was riding my bike through the hills and flatlands of St. Charles, MO on a warm and sunny day recently with a cavity of darkness in my heart. Everywhere I looked I saw the beauty of Fall. Sweet gum Maples shivered in various stages of undress and pin oaks held tight to crisp brown leaves while a lone falcon stood stalwart on quivering power line watching for prey. I pedaled my Jamis hybrid as hard as I could, but not as fast as the other cyclists who passed me with ease. I had awoken with a Continue reading

Comedy from Tragedy

Comedy from Tragedy

"Turn around bright eyes…but every now and then I fall apart!" – Bonnie Tyler Did you ever have one of those days that turned into one of those weeks that turned into one of those months? Did you ever wake up one morning and say, "Enough!" only to experience the distinct feeling of Déjà vu? After about a month of these kinds of days, I'm feeling more than a little put out. All my coping mechanisms have been exhausted. I've eaten and exercised and prayed and screamed at my children and kicked Continue reading

Searching for Lost Treasure

Searching for Lost Treasure

I combed through each blade of grass, searching for the small gold ring with a blue sapphire. I was 17 years old and terrified I had lost it forever. My senior class ring was a recent gift from my parents and I hadn't even graduated yet. Somehow it had slipped off my finger while I was walking in the backyard and I held little hope of ever finding it. I crawled around on my hands and knees with tears dripping down my chin. How could this happen? Why did it fall off my finger? How would my mother Continue reading