Category Archives: Love

Raise Your Self…Forgive Yourself

Awakened by Abby scratching on the bed, my frustration grew when Tom bent over to try to entice her to jump up and he took all the covers with him.  I pulled the covers strongly back over me and hoped … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice?

Wouldn’t it be nice if… …we could enjoy what brings a smile to our hearts everyday? …we could hear what others really mean between the words of what they actually say? …we accepted others (especially our significant others) for who … Continue reading

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Home is Where the Heart Is

      What do you consider home? Abby’s background as a stray with no home seems to make her appreciative and happy to have a full belly and be comfortable, safe and loved. Is home a place or a state … Continue reading

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Accepting Certainty of Uncertainty

     The 1960’s TV sitcom Gilligan’s Island popped into my head today as I’m reading an article in the Jan/Feb edition of The Holy Encounter, a bi-monthly publication put out by the Miracle Distribution Center. The fictional crew and passengers … Continue reading

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The Simple Joys

Christmas Day 2020 brings cheer to those with ‘kids.’  Though I have no children, I received extreme joy from watching Abby play with her new toy. Slobbering on the floor, Abby rolled back and forth ecstatic with her toy, making … Continue reading

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Gifts that Keep on Giving

Last fall, a friend dropped off a few plants to add to my garden. Unprepared, I dug a little hole, put a little soil around it and stuck it in the ground.      This one is a stella d’oro … Continue reading

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What does it mean to live simply?

What does it mean to ‘live simply’?  Strange enough, I think we know what it DOESN’T mean more than we do what it does mean. For me, it doesn’t mean going shopping for things I don’t really need.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Your Free Will

I thought I’d post these clematis flowers in honor of a friend’s 98-year-old mother who just passed away. We probably all wonder about death.  Some worry; some don’t. Some pass in peace; others don’t. I wonder what part free will … Continue reading

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Nature’s ‘Church’

Sunday mornings changed over the past half century.  For me, catholic veils, patent-leather shoes and confessions transformed into an Episcopal religious tradition for many years. Those traditional rites and services represent the solid foundation which guided my beliefs for many … Continue reading

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Listen to the Messages

I’ve got a strange friend…one who doesn’t speak English yet who eloquently communicates with me in his own way.  Meet Mr. Duck. Mr. Duck has been hanging around my property for the three years since we’ve moved  here after our … Continue reading

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