Don't stall. Don't commiserate. Pray boldly. The battle is still in front of you.

Blog Category: Life and Death

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard This is the week of the mass American pilgrimage. Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, is the day we Americans travel home. It is the one holiday we all share, no matter what our … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes   No one who serves is a “boot on the ground.” That is a phrase for politicians and bean counters. Each is a man or woman, someone’s child, spouse, sibling, lover, and friend. … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard   It’s children who deliver mothers into the world. Before children, we are daughters, girlfriends, and wives. But until we love a child, we are not mothers. The part of us that grows into a mother remains … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Nicotine patches are flying off the shelves and personal trainers are working overtime as every gym across the nation fills with the January Resolutioners. image from US Air Force, wikimedia commons The Resolutioners are … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes Today we are pleased to welcome Sally Carey. Sally is a veteran Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Covenant Care in Westminster, CO. She has served the populations of the Denver area, helping people heal from the loss of their … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Independent:  Not subject to another’s authority or jurisdiction; autonomous. (Dictionary.com)     Independence Day, July 4th, is the anniversary of the day when Americans declared that we would no longer depend on England for … Read the rest

Themes of death and birth, that cycle of apocalypse and renewal, surrounded me this week. A dear friend’s father died, a good soul who made the planet better for his presence. Another friend hit the magic 28 weeks and breathed a sigh of relief that her unborn child now has the odds in his favor. And in our house? My 9th grade son, who I could swear just started walking yesterday, applied for his Sex License. Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Everyone’s face freezes at forty-five. Seriously. At forty-five, give or take a year or two, Frosty the Face Freezer breathes on us at an unpredictable instant, and the expression we are wearing on our face at that … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Nicotine patches are flying off the shelves and personal trainers are working overtime. And every gym across the nation is filled with the January Resolutioners. image from US Air Force, wikimedia commons The Resolutioners are easy to … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Thirteen years ago today, a generation of little boys and girls learned that there are evil people in this world whose only desire is to kill everyone they cannot control. Even as children, it ignited a passion … Read the rest

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