On the Wings of a Cardinal

 I love birds. All types of birds; red-breasted robins, hummingbirds, purple finches, bluejays, doves, and even pigeons.  However, my favorite bird is the cardinal. I love the brilliant red of the male and the gold, reddish color of the female. I love their heavenly sound as they sing their beautiful songs. Just a few facts……… Cardinals have a life span of […]

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A Small Still Voice

This evening, as I took my walk around our local track, something or someone spoke to me. No, it was not my husband’s voice or that of the folks walking laps. It was a small still voice that felt like it came from my heart. It is almost as if, my heart had an idea that meandered up to my […]

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The Many Faces of Hope, Faith and Love

This is a story about hope, faith and love; and, the lessons, changes, and miracles that can happen when we believe. Hope………. The definition of hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a sure thing to happen.  The archaic description: a sense of trust. Those who are less fortunate……….. I like to help others.  One of my favorite places to visit […]

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A Valentine Letter to My Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, I am writing this letter on Valentine’s Day,  since it is the day we celebrate love.  I miss you both so very much, but know that you are celebrating this day of hearts and flowers with your loved ones in heaven. Dad, it has been a long time since I saw your brown eyes, your grin that stretched from ear to ear, and heard your voice saying, ” How you doing kid!”   As I write this, I remember the day you came into my life. You accepted me as your little girl even before you asked my mother to marry you. When Donna, Emma and Lee came along, I was still your little girl.  You raised us all the same way without showing partiality. The rules applied to all four of us, and so did the consequences. Although, we didn’t always hear, “I love you,” we knew the depth of your love by your everyday smile and the things you did for us. I want to thank you for working so hard for us, even when your health was not the best. I remember the day, you frightened me beyond words, as I ironed in the dining room of our old farm house. You were sleeping on the sofa in the living room. When all of a sudden, I heard a noise and looked up. You were shaking; shaking so violently that you shook your sock off  one foot. I remember screaming for Mom, who […]

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