When Deep Love Meets Deep Need

My father found his way into my dreams, again, last night.  I find it interesting that he comes to me, not in the form of the hard working, vibrant figure of my youth, but as the shell of a man, who lay dying with Alzheimer’s disease.   This morning, I awoke with a ‘knowing’ that there…

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Ditching the Millstone Necklace (5 Ways to De-clutter Life)

There is more to de-cluttering your life than moving stuff out of the house. Clutter can accumulate in unexpected places, weighing you down and keeping you from experiencing the best possible version of your life. In this article, you will discover 5 surprising areas of your life that just might benefit from a good spring-cleaning.

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Love’s First Steps

When I see this picture, I remember… Lazy moments on a porch, where generational love began its life-long trek. When I see this picture, I see love… And if I look closely, I see a perfect heart, which wraps itself around the toes of a baby and her Nana. When I see this picture, I…

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Sabbath Morning

A steady, silent drizzle had left its glistening mark upon the landscape, as the morning rays of the sun peaked over the horizon.  Moss and lichen bloomed thick on the gnarled limbs which lay on the saturated ground.  Exotic fungi burst patterns and colors from soggy bark, which had lain bare just a few hours…

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Wisdom From a Cat

I call this photo “Content in Snow”.  It inspires me, and this is why…  The life of a barn cat is not easy.  Meals are well earned.  And sparse.  They are not served in pretty little kibble dishes. There are no silky cat pillows. No brightly colored toys, and no temperature controlled luxuries to enjoy.…

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The Surprise

  I love surprises!  Well…pleasant ones, anyway. I had spent the late afternoon hours walking along the lake shore, taking in the beauty of the natural setting.  As I strolled along the shoreline, it felt as though creation was holding its breath, in anticipation, as the wild geese moved toward the spectacle of their evening…

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Barren

It was early.   Pre dawn.  I had recently learned of the underlying cause of my long struggle with a chronic illness. It had been one of those good news/bad news things.  However, I hadn’t really grasped that, in the beginning.  Initially, it had felt as though blazing floodlights had been thrown over a darkened sports…

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Beloved

On that particular day, I was struggling.  My mother would have called it “feeling blue”.  Rarely did I experience such heaviness of heart, so I was confused by the tight grip the feeling had on me.  I had decided to take a walk in the timber, on our family farm, thinking the fresh air and…

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