Category Archives: JoDee's Life

Warrior Princess Mask Featured in Somerset Studio Magazine

Today I went to Barnes and Nobles with my husband and noticed the current issue ofSomerset Studio magazine.  I had submitted a piece of artwork last spring for this September/October issue, figured I wasn’t chosen, and so opened it to see who … Continue reading

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Unconditional Surrender

  “I put no conditions on my surrender.” I mumbled those words after wrestling with something I feared God wanted me to do, but I dreaded. “Lord, you’re really not asking me to do that are you? You know that’s the one thing I’m … Continue reading

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Returning to Writing

I’m trying to find my way back to the reflective writer I once was. Funny thing is, she seems like another lifetime ago. I search for her in memories and imagine a woman who rose every morning to write. Yes, I sigh, she … Continue reading

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Remember what it feels like to be loved…

Our home swells with grown children returned home, family gatherings, and a granddaughter who can wipe away your blues with a smile. Easter weekend, I sigh, a time to celebrate our Lord’s resurrection and to enjoy our growing family, with all … Continue reading

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When a Writer Grows Restless

I’ve noticed an interesting dynamic that occurs in my writing life. When a message begins to form, it often masks as a mild depression, a sense that all is not well in my soul. Sometimes the struggle to figure out … Continue reading

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A Wedding Celebration

My heart bursts with joy over the recent marriage of my son, Josiah, to his exquisite fiancé, Monique. A wedding is one of those monumental events that provide an opportunity to exit the rush of living so you can celebrate … Continue reading

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The Gift of Hospitality

We toast and laugh and love, and moments together seem timeless, erasing the worries of the day. Hospitality is a gift my family enjoys because of the wonderful women who host or help the hostess. Everyone brings a dish or … Continue reading

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