Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sharing New Surprises with Perennials…

  Dear Reader: Saturday afternoon I got home from running errands and realized I had left my television on. I had been watching Martha Stewart on PBS, before leaving, and now the show For Your Home was playing. The host, Vicki … Continue reading

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“The Groves were God’s First Temples”

  Dear Reader: This might not be a grove of trees, by anyone’s imagination, still in my imagination…I do see a grove of four trees (one day) forming a perimeter to shade and embrace a special sanctuary for years to come. … Continue reading

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A “Blackberry Winter”

Dear Reader: I knew there was a reason why I had left three colorful quilts on the rocking chair and three logs in my basket stockpile by the fireplace. A “blackberry winter” came to visit bringing with it unusually cool, … Continue reading

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“Hello Darkness…My Old Friend”

Dear Reader: The title quote for today’s blog is one that many of you probably recognize…especially if you were/are a Simon and Garfunkel fan, like myself. It is the opening lines in the popular song –  The Sound of Silence…made … Continue reading

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Trees and Humans…Seeking the Light

Dear Reader: On  a stroll Wednesday (between pop-up rain showers) Jakie discovered trees! I still pause in wonder and gratitude (now in reflection) for the observation of these magical, spiritual moments. Jakie had gotten up from his morning nap around … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing!…For All the Right Answers

Dear Reader: The food served at the wedding Sunday evening was in such abundance…it took one’s breath away. There were “stations’ throughout the premises, inside and out, where “snacks” were served of southern cuisine…like boiled peanuts, deviled eggs, southern relishes … Continue reading

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Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

Dear Reader: Jerry Falek, master storyteller, told us in Sunday’s blog, that:  …The wisdom of elders is available to us whenever we want it. It’s in the old stories.” He was referring, in this instance, to folk tales and fairy … Continue reading

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“A Problem Well Put…is Half the Solution”

Dear Reader: John Dewey was right when he observed that if a problem is well-stated (which correlates to much thought-out problem solving) then the solution is already half-solved. I learned this lesson with an everyday problem I encountered while buying … Continue reading

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Sticking to the Story…Our Story

Dear Reader: Saturday morning I got to share some stories with a wonderful group from the Aldergate Methodist Church. It was the annual fund-raiser for the Men of the Church and I am never disappointed when I attend. What is … Continue reading

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“It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Dear Reader: Wasn’t yesterday a beautiful day in the neighborhood? This is my neighbor Jane’s “Joseph Coat of Many Colors” roses. Aren’t the blooms beautiful…and more colors will emerge throughout the growing season. Just gorgeous! Right across the street my … Continue reading

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