Transitioning


(Photo Credit: The Giant’s Causeway, Ireland) If we live long enough we will face the task of transitioning. This past week, after weeks of going back and forth discussing new housing options, Mom and I began our search for her new home. Mom has come to the place in her life where she is considered […]

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In Awe


This is my 8 month old kitten Woody, and this is his first snow. Woody, in case you can’t tell, is in awe. He’s cautious and curious, simultaneously. See how his hind quarters are low to the ground and his ears are erect? Woody is definitely tuned in to all of his surroundings. Even his […]

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Reflecting


(Photo Credit: Mother and Child By Francesco Strino (1979, Italian) I watched a mother hold the hand of her son today. She smiled down on him and he smiled up at her. They walked in unison across the street. They are not blood, but does that matter with an image such as this? As I […]

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Seeking Purity (Psalm 51:10 NIV)


(Photo Credit: 16/365 In motion by *December Sun via Flicker) There’s something almost sacred about a fresh blanket of snow, isn’t there? I mean, who isn’t in awe watching it snow? I love to walk in snow, too, and even though I cannot retrace the footsteps of my life, quite frankly, I’m not sure I […]

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Childlike


What excites you? Me, I am tickled pink with a new book,  a grilled cheese and a bowl of tomato soup to dunk it in, a day with nothing to do, a Sunday nap, and a weekend retreat to the mountains, especially when it’s snowing!  Getting excited about something, anything, evokes a childlike feeling, doesn’t […]

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Gaining Perspective


We lie in bed, my husband and I, our backs reveling from the PainStop spray. We’re injured. His lower back, my upper left, just under the shoulder blade. He doesn’t know how he hurt his. Me, I lifted our four year old niece at Christmas, I think. My husband breaks the silence and says,  “We smell like […]

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Restraining


(Photo Credit: bestfunnyjokes4u.com) My days are full of constant chatter. It doesn’t matter if the chatter is interesting, life shattering, or pertinent. What does matter is how I process what I hear. I admit some days I want to shout, “Shut Up, People. I don’t care, and neither does anyone else,” but I don’t. Instead, […]

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Silent


Dear God: Today I am silent.  I am bending my knees, closing my eyes, and breathing. Today, I will be still and know that you are God. Amen              

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Time Conscious


Ecclesiastes 3:1 ‘To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven’  Time is our most precious commodity. It rules us, literally. I love a lot of things in my life: my home, my pets, my family, my friends, and my quiet space, just to name a few, but […]

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Dancing


Funny how one day seems to fade into the next, isn’t it? Most nights, before I slip into blissful slumber, I rethink my day and ponder the should of, would of, could of opportunities that I missed. But today, I am not dwelling on such things. Nope. Today, I am dancing . . . Dear God: […]

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