Hey there and thanks for stopping by! My name’s Lori.  What’s yours?


Tell you what, just give me five minutes of your time and lets get to know one another.  The thing is, there’s SO much I could tell you in five minutes but for time-sake, here’s the highlights.

I’m a born and raised Kentuckian with a rather unique set of skills. I’m a grass-mowing, wood-stacking, house-roofing capable momma.  However, I much prefer mothering my children, tending my succulents and writing about life. My husband died from a terminal illness in 2017 and since then, these kids and I have been trying to figure out our “new normal”.

When I’m not wiping little noses or sorting mountains of laundry, my spare time is spent reading all sorts of material, writing down all sorts of thoughts and pondering the world’s deepest subjects.  Subjects like intelligent design, human behavior, neuroscience, religion, life, death, NDE’s (near death experiences) and dinosaurs.

Am I morbid? No way!  I’m simply not afraid to wrestle, to question, to forage or to press.  I fit no molds and though it’s taken me years to accept, I make no apologies for that.  I am me and that’s all I can be.  After all, its not everyday you meet a wood-stacking mom, who admits to contemplating about dinosaurs!

Do I believe in the divine? Yes! And I’ll tell you why.

Do I believe in a particular divinity? Yes! And I’ll tell you what I’ve learned about Him.

Do I cling to a particular set of beliefs? Yes! And I’ll tell you about those too!

Will I always write about my beliefs in attempt to sway you from yours? No.  Because that’s not my job.  I’m simply here to share my story.  A story that’s both messy and beautiful.

With that said, I suppose you’d like to know a few more “not-so-heavy” things about me.  Here goes.  I enjoy coffee,  watching sunrises and soaking up sunsets.  I enjoy craft making, furniture painting and pretty much all things creative.

In fact,  I like creative things so much that somewhere along the line I received some expensive-looking piece of paper, filed somewhere in my not-so-expensive-looking house, from some common name university, saying I graduated with some degree, rendering me capable of stringing together a sentence.

I’ve also written for a local magazine approximately eight years, so I guess you could say I enjoy this creative writing thing some to!

In closing, I’m simply eager to share about my life and learn about yours.  So please, pull up a chair and let’s sit a spell.  Just you and I.  Lets think, read, discover and discuss this thing called life together.

With Joy,

—Lori Jude




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