Category Archives: Faith and Prayer

What keeps me going forward.

When your dog dies

When your dog dies… “I could give you some medication for him. It would alleviate some of the pain, but…” I knew when I hugged him that it would be for the last time. Cradled in my oldest son’s arms, … Continue reading

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Autumn, Grief and Season of Change

Life is a season of change… This morning I had the privilege of watching my granddaughters before school started. It was a “late start day,” which used to cause me some angst in the mornings. I know it messes up … Continue reading

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Remembering September 11 – Fifteen years later

Remembering September 11 – Where were you? September 11, 2001. Has it been 15 years already? It doesn’t seem possible. Apparently, it is. Our youngest was in preschool; now, she’s in her second year of college. Our granddaughters are older … Continue reading

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Thanks by accident

“This year, I am going to blog a funny story for Thanksgiving instead of the usual “I am grateful for…” I told my husband. And I got busy typing and editing a memorable family story. To share a funny accident. … Continue reading

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The Day After

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” … Continue reading

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September 11: Finding the Good in the Evil

As I sit here remembering where I was on September 11, 2001, it is hard to even fathom how something so horrific happened in our nation. Like so many others, I replay the awful, tragic events of the day. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Memorial Day

“All gave some; some gave all.” It is Memorial Day weekend, a chance to have a reprieve from work, spend time with family, and, hopefully, enjoy some decent weather. But, Memorial Day means so much more. It is the day set aside to honor … Continue reading

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Life is a full circle

“There are patterns which emerge in one’s life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme.” – Jacqueline Carey Isn’t it funny how life is a full circle? I remember it so clearly, though it was almost 32 … Continue reading

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Miracle At the Higher Grounds Cafe Review

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book to review by Family Christian.  All opinions are my own. Two of my indulgences: good coffee and good books. I absolutely love a great cup of coffee, especially when I am reading. … Continue reading

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From This Day Forward – A Book Review

“As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.”  Thomas Adams Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book to review by Family Christian.  All opinions are my own. About a month … Continue reading

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