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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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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FINDING PEACE AMONG THE PAIN

For the last ten weeks,  my heart-felt as if a thick fog had taken it hostage, allowing only sadness to escape. I found myself having a tough time sleeping, often waking up throughout the night, thinking about the things I wanted so desperately to change, then realizing it was beyond my ability to change them.  Concentrating on just about anything […]

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GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS?

Guess what day it is?  We hear that question on the television at least once a week, as the talking camel walks through a busy office. Wednesday, hump day, the middle of the workweek, when employees start thinking about Friday. This story is about people. Happy people. People who are sad and prickly.  I am sure dear readers that you […]

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PEACE FROM THE MOURNING DOVE COO

For the last three days, two Mourning Doves have visited me. The first day they meandered on my driveway, sauntering together like a couple enjoying a spring day. On the second day, they explored the yard stopping for a bite to eat at the feeder. Always together, always loving and caring towards each other. Today one sat on the deck […]

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CASSIE’S CHANGE OF HEART

Cassie’s Change of Heart is the third part of the Chipped and Mixed Matched Teacups. In part two: The Traveling Teacups, Cassie and Jim Davidson attend the reading of John’s Will. They were each given the teacup and saucer that held piping hot tea on a cold winter’s night. Along with the chipped and mixed- matched cups and saucers, they were […]

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WHEN FRIENDS GATHER

Tonight I had the pleasure of sharing dinner with my sister, Donna, and her husband, Albert. It is always a pleasure when family members get together. However, this story is about friends; church friends, neighbor friends, and new friends. It’s about the teens and parents working together; serving a meal, clearing the plates, and offering delicious desserts. I found the […]

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ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE

 Skyler was my great-grandson. He was born, July 1, 2016. Little did we know that twenty-nine days later, God’s angels would travel to earth, and escort our precious, perfect little boy to his forever home in heaven. I started writing the Skyler Letters to help me with my grief. However, I continue to write them to help others who might […]

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RUSTLING OF WINGS

Today as I walked to my book club, I was taken back by a group of birds ready to take off flying to who knows where. Although the sight of them was a treat, I was in awe by the rustling of their wings.  A beautiful sound resonated as they all flapped together getting ready for their trip.  I listened […]

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