Monthly Archives: June 2015

Weighing in with God’s Guidance

  Dear Reader: Isn’t this quilt gorgeous? Many talented women in our church worked long and hard to create symbols of our church as a memento to our hard-working, talented Associate Pastor, who is leaving us. Sunday was our Associate … Continue reading

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Life is a Beautiful Struggle

Dear Reader: The older I get the more I realize how true this statement is: “Life is a beautiful struggle.” The harder we have to fight to maintain life the more beautiful it becomes. It starts to manifest itself through … Continue reading

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A Memory of Birth and Morning Glories

Dear Reader: I have always been drawn to morning glories and I find myself walking over to the side fence to check on the ones planted beside it each morning. They are really growing and spreading…each bloom a purple vision … Continue reading

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“We Gather Together”

Dear Reader: The old hymn, “We Gather Together”¬† is most often associated with Thanksgiving or a way to sing “grace” before a meal with a large gathering or group. Yesterday, as I watched the proceedings, in my cool air-conditioned house…of … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Own Our Own Story…Now!

Dear Reader: Brene Brown, Ph.D. (The Gifts of Imperfection) has observed and identified the one single thing¬†that separates the men and women who feel a deep sense of love and belonging from those who don’t…the belief in their worthiness. In … Continue reading

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“There is a Little Chapel in the Woods”

Dear Reader: Yesterday I was scrolling through some documents…still trying to attempt to clean some out when I came across the title of today’s blog and had forgotten all about this little poem I wrote about the chapel several years … Continue reading

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Just Sharing Some Rambling Thoughts…

Dear Reader: I have lived long enough to realize that after every major storm there comes a time of stillness and intense beauty. I have lived through several hurricanes, including Hugo….and I , now, realize that all destructive forces have … Continue reading

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We Are One in the Spirit

  Dear Reader: I have to confess that sometimes I just don’t want to sing certain hymns in church…maybe they’re new with a difficult melody, or slow and drawn out or have 6 or more stanzas. I am afraid my … Continue reading

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A “Lantana” Friendship

Dear Reader: Starting with Libby’s birthday earlier this month… the Ya’s decided that we would take time to tell each other what we really feel about our special friendship (that have persevered over a span of almost five decades.) The … Continue reading

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Life is a Special Occasion…

Dear Reader: I was clearing off my dining room table a couple of days ago and spotted this Hallmark bag (I had been given after purchasing some cards earlier in the week) … Before I tossed it…I read the words … Continue reading

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