Monthly Archives: October 2020

Courage Comes in All Shapes and Forms

Dear Reader: This is normally the time of the year when I am showing off my Confederate Rose “Bush” with all its shades of white, pink, and dark pink blooms. It is a joy to behold. *The picture below was … Continue reading

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Leaving “Good Enough” Alone…”If It Ain’t Broke or Even If It Is Leave it be”

Dear Reader: Last week I introduced you to author Nicole Phillips who I heard when I plopped down with my sandwich, in the recliner, being interviewed about her book-The Negativity Remedy.    Her personal epiphany, that she was sharing in … Continue reading

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I Love Living …Where the Angels Sing

  Dear Reader: A few months ago when Rutledge and Eva Cate spent the night with me…I took them to our new Art Center in downtown Summerville…we were each given one of these pretty bookmarks. The other day one fell … Continue reading

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The Guardian Angels in Our Childhood Toys

Dear Reader: Can you believe it  has been a month since I started the StoryWorth Album Mollie gave me for my birthday? My fourth “Monday” question came yesterday…“What was your favorite toy(s) in your childhood growing up?” For me…my love … Continue reading

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Classifying People…is not Classy

Dear Reader: Today…in business terms…diversified portfolios are “In”…very popular. College students are told to try out as many ventures in life as possible and put every experience in their job interview portfolio. Colleges are right. Tommy is a prime example. … Continue reading

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Saturday “Fall” Surprises

Dear Reader: Yesterday was a “freeze frame” day for so many different reasons…beauty, cool sixties, dappling sun with elongated shadows, sapphire skies,  football games, family, and friends…and yes, fun pranks from fabulous friends! 🙂 Yesterday was the complete package of … Continue reading

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Duty vs Delight

Dear Reader: These days, as I fall in love more and more with “Big Red” the cloned geranium who has made my white bench (on my front porch) its home for twelve years…I think of “Dr.” Chelsey, my young neighbor … Continue reading

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We Are All In This Together

Dear Reader: I love hearing from everyone involved in the chapelofhopestories.com family….whether through comments, emails, texts, or messages. It reiterates what we already know…that by simply writing how the blog has helped you in some way or starts your day off … Continue reading

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The Sacred Spiral in Nature

Dear Reader: I spent most of Tuesday night running outside with my flashlight to try to get the last bloom unfurling from the last bud on my moon flower trellis. Bless its heart….the spiral bud began unfurling late in the … Continue reading

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“Getting on the Right Track”

Dear Reader: If you have ever had time to think about some of the best analogies or metaphors for life…you would be hard-pressed to find one better than a train. Humans have had a love affair with the train since … Continue reading

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