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“It’s a Gorgeous Day!”

“It’s a Gorgeous Day!”

True, it was 73 degrees yesterday. The day ended with lightning. And high winds. A thunderstorm came, followed by hail and rain. We woke up to snow. But yesterday? “It’s a gorgeous day!” Liz said, her face exuding the beauty of a truly spectacular February day in...
The Happy Place: How I Found It

The Happy Place: How I Found It

Have you noticed how many good stories on streaming services currently are coming from books by authors being published today? It’s inspiring for a writer, isn’t it? Or is it? Working on a novel I have had to ask, is that a means to the end? Or is writing itself the...
Wordless-ness

Wordless-ness

I have not yet learned to hold back my words in Prayer. I sit – silent – and words do come floating on wings, butterflies in my brain. In silence – You fill me I overflow with Words. Why, Words come to life in Silence! Have I so misunderstood? Do I...
A Long Trail of Sweet Fragrance

A Long Trail of Sweet Fragrance

From the foot of the long driveway, I got out of my car and was taken aback by the fragrant aroma traveling through the air to greet me. Turkish spices, tomatoes, garlic and potatoes, kale and golden raisins, were all surely doing their best to behave and blend...
“What Affects One…Affects All”

“What Affects One…Affects All”

In 1963, from the Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” I’m sure it was not a coincidence that these words...
Manifestation of the Essential: Epiphanytide

Manifestation of the Essential: Epiphanytide

Since we waited four hours for friends to stop by on Christmas Day to drop something off, and I straightened and organized the house, got dressed, put on makeup, when all I really wanted to do was spend the day in my new gray sweatpants, I may do that today. We’ll...
Actually Love: An Advent Refection

Actually Love: An Advent Refection

I was going to wait and post this tomorrow so as not to be annoying, you know? I’m always a little worried about that, but when I saw the “20th” day lit up on the ol’ Advent calendar in the lower left corner of the picture below, I thought I might better go ahead and...

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