Cassie Writes

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AND Sunday is Coming: Reflecting on Redemption

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(why a simple conjunction word makes all the difference) Good Friday of 2014 I was in the hospital for surgery to remove the fetus from my womb who had passed away few weeks earlier. At the time, with all the irony of the religious season, I compared it to being a living Tomb, one that would […]

Extraordinarily Ordinary

Ordinary-extraordinary Pottery

A Reflection on Romans 9:20-21 Recently, a friend who learned of our challenges in 2014 encouraged me to read Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty.  While I am enjoying the book a great deal, the verses at the end of the chapters offer a whole additional element to my savoring of the story.  […]

A Letter of Gratitude to 2014


Dear 2014, You were a year with a number of life stressors which put my husband and me dangerously high on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale.  Although in the midst of this, I realize the heightened importance of using the gift of gratitude to combat cynicism and protect my joy.  Among the dross that […]

The Second Half…

Which Way to Go?

  “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver Something about turning 40 ignited a huge shift in my perspective.  It occurs to me that this may be the often touted “mid-life crisis” – though I would change the word “crisis” to “transition” – a mid-life […]

Evaluating When to “Let it Go”


Life has determined it may be time to let go of some things, and rather than viewing it resistantly as an unpleasantry, I am choosing to view it as an opportunity.  An opportunity to reevaluate in life the objects, dreams, and entitlements (like how I spend my time or money) that I am choosing to fill my well of desires.  An opportunity […]