Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Brave, Afraid, and Very, Very Alive”

Dear Reader: I think the vast majority of us during different stages (or at least one stage) of our existence have lived lives more to please others than ourselves. At least I know that was true in my case. Whether … Continue reading

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The Day We Feel Like We Belong in This World

Dear Reader: Wasn’t yesterday the most beautiful day yet? It was a “Zippity do-Dah” day! I couldn’t stay inside yesterday afternoon, so I just started wandering around the garden, yard, and then neighborhood….for once not worried about watering or planting…just … Continue reading

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“Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?”

Dear Reader: Even though the remarkably talented Pete Seeger wrote (what some music critics deem) the most influential folk song from the sixties (“Where Have All the Flowers Gone“)…it was the equally talented trio of Peter, Paul, and Mary whose beautifully … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Talents Within…

Dear Reader: I love to sit in my Lazy Boy recliner and stare at the painting on the opposite wall that Mandy created for me when the den was going through renovations and transforming into my Happy Room. Isn’t it … Continue reading

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When Time is our Friend…From Common Place to Treasure

Dear Reader: How many times have we looked in the mirror (tongue-in-cheek) and thought “Time is no friend of mine!” But then stepped away and compared our life today to the past and suddenly seen exactly what a friend time has … Continue reading

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By Love Possessed

                    Dear Reader: During her writing of  Simple Abundance Sarah Breathnach discovered (while researching the Victorian Period) that worldly goods were once viewed as evidence of God’s favor. And even today … Continue reading

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“Lickety-Split”….Time is Flying!

  Dear Reader: While finishing up Alice Monroe’s latest novel….I read a passage where one of the main characters, Marietta, called her three granddaughters to her side “Lickety-split.”  It made me pause as memories flooded back from my childhood from … Continue reading

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