Monthly Archives: August 2020

Think About it…Will the Love You Take in Life = the Love You Make?

Dear Reader: I love reminiscing through the Maine photo book Anne gave me, recently, as a gift from the last adventure we shared in her ‘neck of the woods.’ One day, in particular, stands out in my memory…I was sitting … Continue reading

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When Life Kicks Us Out of the Nest…

Dear Reader: When we reflect back on our lives…hasn’t every major change, benchmark, or turning point made us initially uncomfortable? From childhood on…I never liked changes…big or small. ¬†I think there had been too much trauma early in my life … Continue reading

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Life is “Corn”plicated….but Amazing!

Dear Reader: I know this might sound “corny” but I was completely overwhelmed with emotion (by the end of the day-yesterday) from so many beautiful responses I got back from you on the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Chapel of Hope … Continue reading

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I Can Hardly Remember When…And Now the Blog’s Turned Ten!

Chapel of Hope Stories. Com Dear Reader: I stopped and pinched myself before I started typing this particular post for today’s benchmark celebration…Ten years ago, on Saturday¬†August 7, 2010, I wrote my first blog post. Little did I know my … Continue reading

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Something’s Just Around the Corner

Dear Reader: Haven’t you ever awakened and had a ‘funny’ feeling that something was brewing, something was ‘in the air’ …something was about to happen that would be quite different…but you didn’t know exactly what it was? In my case, … Continue reading

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Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Dear Reader: So many musical artists, from Nat King Cole to Dean Martin, used to sing this nostalgic song…a remembrance of summer…the kind we reminisce about from childhood or youth. Don’t we all have some days when we wish we … Continue reading

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Facing the Storm

Dear Reader: As I am typing the blog today…it is early Monday afternoon (around 1) and the brunt of the tropical storm has yet to hit. We are experiencing a nice, soft, steady rain now…which would satisfy me just fine…if … Continue reading

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“Oh Lord…Prop Me Up in All My Leaning Places”

Dear Reader: Jeff stopped by yesterday to complete the job of getting my “leaning” “Fence of Dingle… standing upright and straight… like it once was…a long, long, time ago. He wanted to permanently secure it before the tropical storm arrives … Continue reading

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“If You Don’t Learn Something New Every day or Have a Good Laugh…Then Get Back up…Your Day’s Not Over!”

Dear Reader: If you take time to think about it….more days than not…most people hear themselves say, something along the lines of, “Really? I didn’t know that?” I found myself thinking it yesterday while watching a garden show on PBS. … Continue reading

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It’s the Short Stories that Define Us…Not the Life Novel

Dear Reader: Like so many writers before me…there comes a time in one’s life when thoughts turn to writing that great American novel. Realistically…those are far and few between….but I once had a writer tell me that storytelling was just … Continue reading

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