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Kelly J. Henson

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Radiant Magazine: On Wonder

This Fall it was a pleasure to work again with Radiant Magazine on their Fall 2018 issue on Surrender. They asked me to write about cultivating wonder, which is one of my favorite topics as a former literature teacher and... Continue Reading →

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Motherhood (Part III): The Home–A place of fasting

My kids created a game that they are playing right now. I printed off complicated "adult" coloring pages for them of castles and peacocks, but they chose some limitations for themselves. Every time they want to change colors, they have... Continue Reading →

Motherhood (Part 1): Is Motherhood an Art or a Science?

Intro I've been reading and thinking and praying a lot, and usually that leads to me writing as a way of solidifying and recording my own thought process. So, as I try to refocus on important things in the final... Continue Reading →

Mary the Dawn & Waking Up Slowly

When we embrace mystery and wonder at the start of our day, we realize that there is a greater reality than our dirty dishes and to do lists. Our efforts and works of the day are important, but only in so far as they serve a greater purpose.

Me too … What now?

The "me too" hashtag and story prompt has swept through social media in the last two weeks. And, like all social media activism, people have both praised it and found it lacking. SOME PROS: People recognize some of the magnitude... Continue Reading →

A Gardenia in Distress

This year, we had a glorious extended spring, but we also had one very late frost that stunted and damaged several of my more delicate shrubs. I adore the scent of gardenias. And there's something alluring and elusive about a... Continue Reading →

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