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Dusting Off the Memories

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In a few minutes it will no longer be November 16th. Today, like that Wednesday in 2011, was my younger daughter's birthday. Only then she was seven, and today she turned 18. My heart is full. Today we celebrated, we worked, and we celebrated some more. In the midst of… Continue reading Dusting Off the Memories

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tapestry

from this vantage point in the rare quiet moment between I heard the low rumble of conversations from across the hall and down the stairs the words were not discernible but the goodness in what was said and what was being heard  was music of the finest caliber actively waiting building friendships sharing stories tools… Continue reading tapestry

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Itta Be Fine

Have you ever had one of those days that left you feeling down, really truly bogged down in the mire of what we people can be and do when we are not at our best? A day of seeing how folks can bring each other down with their words and their actions and their lack… Continue reading Itta Be Fine

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A New Verb

Last night at Pursuit, where the crew and I go on Wednesday nights for worship and fellowship, we listened to the message given by our friend and pastor.  He talked about light in the darkness and being that for others.  But the one thing that stood out to me and that I've carried in my… Continue reading A New Verb

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Twinkly Trees and Traditions

Last night I drove down my street towards my home at the end of it, and I noticed tree lights in a window.  Happy yellow-white glowing twinkle lights.  My spirit responded with a standing ovation, claps and cheers included. Then I broke out of my mental auto-pilot and realized they were my happy lights. I… Continue reading Twinkly Trees and Traditions

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Her Lovely and Gentle Ways

Today found Winter clinging to every last bit she could, refusing to let go of the grip she had on my toes.  I am so tired of being cold, weary, and of coming home in the dark. But on this day, when Winter was hanging on for all she was worth, her genteel sister crept… Continue reading Her Lovely and Gentle Ways

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Little Bits of Green

This afternoon between piano recital and our time at Evening Prayer, I took Miss Sophie for her afternoon constitutional.  We went a little further than we normally do, as there were a lot of children playing near our house, and Miss Sophie is, well, easily distracted from the task at hand. In the quiet as… Continue reading Little Bits of Green

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Be the Light

When I was in grad school and had a class called “Spirituality and Family Therapy,” my mind was blown.  So many good books, so many great thinkers and powerful conversations.  One of the ideas I was introduced to was “soul of place.” I think I had always known about it and felt it, but this… Continue reading Be the Light

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the fire within

that glint you see in her eye is only a spark compared to the fire that burns within she is our future, the place where our paths all converge and her story is the one that we've all been waiting for to right the wrongs we've protested and fought against for far too long her… Continue reading the fire within

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don’t let them

don't let them tell you the stars aren't really diamonds twinkling just for you waiting to adorn your dreams while you slumber where you live out all your heart's desires don't let them tell you it's silly to guard your heart so carefully or to love him so completely don't let them convince you life… Continue reading don’t let them