Category Archives: Spiritual Living

A Divine Role

My mother, though 86 years of age, still plays her divine role to teach her children. My mother’s memory and recollection is not what it used to be.  I reminded her of my sister’s birthday on the 6th but she … Continue reading

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Happy New Day!

Today many people start with high hopes, resolutions and goals.  We look forward to a future we want to create – with less weight, more patience, more exercise, less procrastination.  We believe the list of fewer “bad” and more “good” … 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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Subtle Changes

Summer’s transition to autumn in northeastern Pennsylvania begins with subtle changes.  A leaf or two on a tree begin to turn color then branches on an entire tree transition from summer’s greens to autumn’s yellows, oranges or reds. The subtle … Continue reading

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Be like a turtle

This year the canal seemed to have a lot more turtles than I’ve seen over the past three years. The other day, this duo was sunning themselves on a log, probably warming themselves after the close-to-freezing temps the night before. … Continue reading

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Letting Go

This late-summer bloom brings a bit of color to the fading greens prevalent as daylight hours wane.  Want to or not, we have to let it go. Sometimes it’s hard letting go.  Yet we know that release will bring other … Continue reading

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A New Birth

For years I had a “Moses in the Cradle” plant that grew so abundantly, I gave pieces away every time I cut it back. But then my mama plant died, leaving me without any for years. I never thought I’d … 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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