The Write Stuff

Hello, I’m Debora and when I’m not writing for work, I enjoy researching my family history. I post my findings here on two different pages. This page entitled, My Family History houses the research on other branches of my family tree. Currently, I’m researching these family branches primarily: Raglands, Dunns, Taylors, Beaches, Ohares, and Buerks. Another page is dedicated to the Ragland Family History. We’re a big clan so it called for its own page. My research is done primarily by Ancestry.com and other secondary sources.

Debora Buerk
Writer, Editor. and
sometimes family historian


The Write Stuff Blog


Looking at life from a different point of view.

Lovebirds Post Script

My mother passed away the day before what would have been their 66th wedding anniversary. Seems to me that theirs is a lovebird story. Celebrating Their Lives A Final Memory I miss them, Debora BuerkDaughter

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Lovebirds

love·bird [ˈləvˌbərd] noun. 1. a very small African and Madagascan parrot with mainly green plumage and typically a red or black face, noted for the affectionate behavior of mated birds.  2. informal (lovebirds)  an openly affectionate couple. Oxford Dictionary Lovebirds You’re probably wondering why I would bring up the subject of Lovebirds outside of Valentine’s…

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Quote

Wonder is the precondition for all wisdom.”  Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer Christian Wiman Eight years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the challenging years since and completed in the…

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Praying Stations of the Cross, a Primer for Protestants

As a protestant, I had heard of the Stations of the Cross but didn’t know anything about it until I decided to investigate it this year. The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and…

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It Is Well With My Soul

Sung in English, Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian Rooted in Christ is a Christian music group from the Northwest with Ukrainian roots. However, they profess their true roots in Christ. The group recorded “It Is Well With My Soul” in English, Ukrainian, Russian, and Spanish a year ago. This rendition of a traditional hymn seems especially appropriate with…

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An Easter Prayer

Draw us forth, God of all creation. Draw us forward and away from limited certainty into the immense world of Your love. Give us the capacity to, even for a moment, taste the richness of the feast You give us. Give us the peace to live with uncertainty, with questions, with doubts. Help us to…

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