Category Archives: faith

A Simple Celebration

A few minutes after I woke up this morning, as I was still sitting in bed reading (a Saturday morning luxury to celebrate), rain began falling. The soft kind of rain. Rain with that rhythmic, soothing sound. I am thankful … Continue reading

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A Day of Waiting

A friend, now living several states away, was scheduled to have surgery July 23 for a cancer that has come back for a second battle. Surgery to include a cutting-edge, proving to be highly effective, new treatment. Her condition took … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Giving

Brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law, sons and daughters, son-in-law and daughter-in-law all joined hands in a big circle. One brother led the blessing for our traditional Christmas breakfast, usually presided over by Mom. With amens said, there was a moment’s pause. Then … Continue reading

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In Remembrance

The moment arrived abruptly We gathered…we wept Arrangements were made The news spread Family and friends came There were tears…there were hugs Memories were shared Comfort offered We all joined together Sang hymns…lifted up prayers Loving tributes were spoken A … Continue reading

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Gray Day

Clouds hover, low and gray, Blocking the blue sky, Intermittently sending down Fat raindrops and bits of ice Gusts of wind stir Gray-brown tree branches, Barren of leaves, yet Laden with tight buds Amidst the gray and brown Evergreens stand, … Continue reading

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Poem in Process:SOLSC2014

We are six days into the challenge now, so I thought maybe it was time to try some poetry. I started out with these lines: Worry No focus Thinking of this Thinking of that Starting this Moving to that Not … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Moment

Looking out the tall schoolroom window, close by I see the rough bark on the thick trunk and sturdy branches of an old oak tree, its emerald leaves dangling down, rippling in bursts of early autumn wind. Just beyond, though … Continue reading

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