THE COLORS OF JOY AND HAPPINESS

Today is Sunday, May 19th. The weather cooperated with a bright blue sky, white puffy clouds, and a yellow sun that warmed everything it touched; including me. As I stepped outside, the beautiful colors of pink Azealas, purple Rhododendrons, almost full bloom white Peonies, and deep blue and gold Irises filled my vision with a possible peek of what might […]

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A LETTER TO MY MOTHER IN HEAVEN

Dear Mom, Today is Mother’s Day, and you are not here. I visited your grave early this morning and placed a container of pink and white petunias right below your name. I stood for a few moments talking to you and Dad, hoping somehow you could hear me.  Although I talk to you every day, standing at your place of […]

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THE MAGIC OF ORDINARY BEADS

The day before Easter, I had the privilege of serving Communion to homebound senior members of my church.  Two of us worked together, one reading the Communion service and one giving the sacraments. I was the reader. We also stayed and visited with those precious men and women.  Although I enjoyed each senior, one stood out in my mind and […]

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TANGIBLE TUESDAY TREASURES

Tangible: something that can be touched or felt… Today is Tuesday. It started out damp and cloudy but ended liked I had hoped it would; warm and sunny with the brightest of blue skies. It is incredible how a spirit can change when the weather takes a turn for the best. This morning, after my chores, I decided to sit down […]

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DANDELIONS PUFFS

Tonight when I took my evening walk, I noticed some dandelions were already getting their little white puff heads.  As I stopped to take a few pictures, memories of young children, blowing feather-light seeds while giggling at the distance their little gems traveled, brought a smile to my face. When I arrived home, I sat outside on my wooden rocker […]

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THE SWEET SOUND OF BLESSED ASSURANCE

It was a Sunday. A getting up early, pouring coffee, reading the morning paper, and touching up my husband’s shirt for church kind of day.  It was riding in the car, pulling close to the curb, entering the church, hanging up coats, sitting, praying, singing, listening, praising, and worshiping the Man I love, and who loves me even more, in […]

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IF I HAD KNOWN THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW

It is the day after Easter, and I am sitting at the dining room table sipping a cup of hot tea, thinking about the holiday weekend.  Easter Sunday was everything I had hoped. Celebrating the resurrection of Christ, then spending the afternoon with my family around a table laden with delicious food, memories, laughter, and enjoying the precious commodity of […]

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