Be Brave

It fell out of a fat envelope a few weeks ago, this little plaque that said “Be Brave”.   I stared at it, absorbing the words, and placed it in a place I could see it. It came as a gift, a prize for a weekly writing exercise my friend Glynis hosts to encourage writers...

Seeking a Star, and a Word

Have you ever experienced an epiphany? It is that moment where we are enlightened, perhaps a new realization or understanding.  The light goes on! Today is celebrated by many as the feast of Epiphany, a remembrance of those wisemen or kings who followed the Star in...

Facing the Future with Hope

The first day of 2020 we woke up to see a beautiful deer resting in our back yard.  In fact, he stayed for much of the day, to our delight.           We have not seen deer in our neighborhood for quite a while, but this morning as I write...

When Christmas isn’t so Merry

It is the Eve of Christmas Eve as I write this. A day historically filled with anticipation, last minute preparations, deliveries and cheer. We experienced some of that today as we set out to deliver some Christmas packages.  But I’ve been keenly aware that this year,...

Love, the Greatest Gift of All

As we approach the fourth Sunday of Advent our hearts turn toward love. Love is essential.  We wither without it. I am uncertain about many things but on this I am sure. We are loved. And in this season of Christmas we remember that Love came. I wrote a simple poem as...

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