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Hi everyone,

Bear with me as I try to find a way to put this blog on a separate page. It’s one of those days where I’m not awake and looks like wakefulness ain’t happening.

In the meantime, listen to this sweet song. Lyrics listed below.


God bless the tenderhearted
Who will love us face to face
Untempered and unguarded
They see through our mistakes
They have lost and been broken
More than we will ever know
But it’s the tenderhearted
Who let life for the overflow

[Verse 1]
All the pain a world can bring
Bruises more than we see
I couldn’t take another hit
Lights turned off inside of me

[Verse 2]
So I built a wall around my heart
Keep it in to keep it out
And nothing, when surrounded
Survives but fear and doubt
God bless the tenderhearted
Who will love us face to face
And share the love and kindness
They were given on the way
They have lost and been broken
More than we will ever know
But it’s the tenderhearted
Who let life for the overflow
Yes, it’s the tenderhearted who let life overflow

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Lightning Strike – on the loss of a relationship

Lightning Strike

©Kandis Glasgow 2017


Strike Me
Strike me,
burn me to the ground.
I hear you rumble
and grumble behind the cloud –
over the mountain.

Show your face.
I am not afraid
of you or death.

Death would free me
from heartache.

A lightning strike
show the tragedy
playing out in my soul.

What is love?
I thought I knew,
but my love is lost again.

Strike me.
Lightning Strike me.


©2017 J. Robin Whitley

Please check out Robin’s poetry in her book, More Than Knowing.

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Missing Links

Missing links is not a blog post about evolution. Um…nor is it a political post (though many of us might wonder at the missing links in the politician’s evolutionary chain). As I update my website I know that there may be some missing links here. As I was making changes, it reminds me of how easy it is to disconnect accidentally from the ones we love too.

We forget to phone as often to our loved one. Or we spend too much time on the laptop, iPad, or other gadgets that can draw us away from the beloved. Perhaps we are trying to protect one another from hard things. It could be we are just tired. Perhaps we are afraid to make the other person angry or perhaps the other person is often angry. Sometimes we merely don’t know how to talk to each other or where to begin.

The truth is, communication is hard. Being human is hard. Trying to maintain connections when one’s life feels frazzled seems impossible. Humans were not meant to exist in a vacuum…or on Facebook. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the ability to see long-lost friends on Facebook. I appreciate vacuums…especially when someone else vacuums regularly (though I don’t mind really). Even more so however, I appreciate my loved ones. My wife is a treasure. My church community vital. Family and friends make the circle whole.

One of the things I hope to do as I go through this website redesign is remember to check all my links. Is there a link in my life that I have neglected, or overlooked. I am going to check in with some friends and family to make sure there’s no oversight there either. It’s a process. Building a website is a continual process of checking to make things work. Why would we not do the same with the valued relationships in our lives?


Need guidance? Check out Life is Messy, Life is Marvelous

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Dissolve by JRobin Whitley
by JRobin Whitley

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My Favored Season – Fall

Fall has always been my favored season. The cool winds begin to play with the leaves, improvising their own song. As the nights go by, the trees begin to participate in the song of nature. It’s a great time to get out with loved ones and take a hike. Come see us in the Nantahala Forest sometime!



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