Monthly Archives: April 2021

Follow the Leader

Dear Reader: Don’t you remember waving your hand wildly when the teacher asked who wanted to be the “leader” that day at recess? Instead of counting sheep as a child to fall asleep, I would think up funny maneuvers to … Continue reading

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Think Carefully-Insurance or Assurance

Dear Reader: While staring at my newly arrived six months car insurance notice recently, I asked that eternal question one more time. How can my car be getting older but my insurance continues to go UP? Doesn’t common sense dictate … Continue reading

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An Important Life Lesson-Loneliest and Solitude are not Synonyms

Dear Reader: It took me a good part of my life to realize that being alone and loneliness are two separate entities. Upon reflection I have always felt more lonely surrounded by people than ever being alone with myself. In … Continue reading

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National Hug A Friend Day

Dear Reader: Don’t you love it when you take a chance… and it all works out? Yesterday when I heard on the radio that it was Give a Friend a Hug Day I knew the universe was winking-go for it! … Continue reading

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Time for a ” Teehee”

Dear Reader: I was filled with such happiness yesterday-I didn’t have to water because we got the first substantial rainfall this month-and I used the time to casually stroll the garden instead of laboriously lugging water cans to the different … Continue reading

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Lost in Time

Dear Reader: A few years ago I came across this quote by CS Lewis ( while shopping) and like so many of his quotes it made me stop in mid-stream and take this picture. ” Isn’t it funny how day … Continue reading

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An Expression that Came True During the Pandemic…

Dear Reader: It is true confession time and I hope you readers don’t leave me hanging on this observation turned reality. Was I the only one who wore the same outfit more than once on a fairly continuous basis in … Continue reading

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Sending Love to my Home- Earth

Dear Reader: I realize that I am a day late sending this appreciation card to my beloved home planet-Earth Day was yesterday… but I felt a late ” thank you” was better than not sending one at all. The older … Continue reading

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The Magic of Mnemonics in Jesus’ Time and Today

Dear Reader: Jesus’ teaching style was one I emulated as a teacher-instructing through stories… or as known in Biblical times… parables. Jesus used simple word pictures/ parables to help people understand who God was and what His kingdom looked like… … Continue reading

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The Giving Spirit of Detachment

Dear Reader: Yesterday when I came across a parable that begins with a man sitting beside a river bank-my thoughts immediately took me to Mepkin Abbey-one of my favorite places to go and just let my thoughts free to ponder … Continue reading

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