Category Archives: Peace

Life Lesson-It Is What It Is

 Life Lesson     It doesn’t matter what you think about it or what you call it, it is what it is.

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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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Who says you can’t teach an old dog??

To me, the old adage, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,’ strikes up the concept of a willingness to learn.  By the time a dog ages, his/her willingness to learn something new wanes. The learning gathered over the … Continue reading

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Where do you find peace?

I find peace in watching nature, reading a good book or taking an early-morning bike ride. The truth is we tap into our peace when we do what we enjoy. Like orange juice comes from an orange because that’s what’s … Continue reading

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What brings you refreshment?

As summer draws to a close, the excessive heat and humidity has fallen about 20% so far (from 90s to 70s for both). The irritation of gnats and other pesty insects of earlier this year have diminished considerably so I … Continue reading

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Vacation ‘Rental’ Bliss

I took my first real 8-day vacation in over a decade last week.  The front of my vacation ‘rental’ shows only a minute portion of the nature and beauty of the area. In exchange for 8 days of solitude, I … Continue reading

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Nature’s Lesson

This morning’s foggy start in Tioga finally provided cooler temps, making it pleasant   for a bike ride on the Lamb’s Creek trail. Not even a mile into the 8-mile round trip journey, this velvet-horned buck and his family posed for … Continue reading

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