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Mama’s Button Tin

When I was growing up, my parents “made do”. My mom made all of our clothes except for socks, underwear, and shoes. She did make our slippers, though. She could see an article of clothing in an ad or hanging … Continue reading

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What renews your mind and heart

I was talking on the phone with one of my uncles today. He is so sweet and kind. So are all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins. At certain parts of my life I have been blessed to live in … Continue reading

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The wonder of sweet dogs

Copied this, it touched me..i see my friends and relatives who have dogs (and cats) in this … …………. When I am old… When I am old… I will wear soft gray sweatshirts… and a bandana over my silver hair….. … Continue reading

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God not forget

If you are feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, downhearted, or even apathetic, please remember that no desert is infinite. Deserts end, mountaintops are reached, storms and floods end. Perseverance is a challenge. But we can persevere. Even though our deserts continue today, … Continue reading

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here comes the 4th of July

The 4th of July was a BIG DEAL in my family. My family had so many traditions, so many traditions. I could write multiple posts about that. There were 5 of us when I was growing up. My parents, my … Continue reading

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Welcome to Phoenix in Summer

This is how you know you are in Phoenix in any summer month when… *The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. *The trees (same height as fire plugs) are whistling for the dogs. *The … Continue reading

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Poems that my parents taught us

When I was growing up, my parents often quoted poetry to us. They did this to inspire, reassure, and at times bring humor to our lives. When they were in school, they were required to memorize all kinds of poems. … Continue reading

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Yay! Thursday is my favorite day!

Starting sometime in high school (a LONG time ago), Thursdays became my favorite day. School was pretty much always my happy place. I loved it. I loved the give and take between teachers and students. Teachers inspired me. Academics came … Continue reading

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A guest post

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Sometimes my inner tigger gets eeyore ish

I suppose it happens to all of us. There are times when I am just dragging. On those days, I just want the burdens on my back or in my heart to lift or fly away. There really is no … Continue reading

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Make music with what we have left

The Greatest Generation came of age, of course, during the Great Depression. They sacrificed. They went without  They made do. They did what had to be done. When things got better, they never took affluence for granted. The following story … Continue reading

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A conversation with God

I chat with God about so many things. I bet you do, too. I saw a post recently that really comforted me. I find that some days, I need comfort and inspiration. Thus, I assume I am not the only … Continue reading

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God needs our hands

Happy Sunday to you. Are you feeling adrift or directionless? These first words were written by St Teresa of Avila, in the 14th Century. “God has no hands but our hands to do his work today; God has no feet … Continue reading

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How about pulling up your socks and getting perspective?

when my elders wanted me to gain perspective and move from seeing the negatives to seeing the positives, they would say “pull up your socks”.  The Bible says “gird your loins”. Either way, we need to do that, don’t you … Continue reading

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I was thinking about love

This morning I was looking out my window at God’s beautiful work. It is spectacular, don’t you think? We have been given so much by Him.  But love is His greatest gift. He sent us His son, because of love. … Continue reading

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A poem that I love

I’ve always appreciated poetry, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is one if my favorite poets. His “A Psalm of Life” definitely makes my Top ten, as do a couple of Rabindranath Tagore’s works: A Psalm of Life BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW … Continue reading

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How is your heart today?

The days go by, the internet and new is SO FULL of commentary. Yesterday, i turned off the news and ignored most of my newsfeed. I just could not handle it AT ALL Instead, I turned on the classical music … Continue reading

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Can you believe the world today

What an odd culmination of events we have already been through. Would you have imagined all the schools would be closed as recently as last fall? Would you have anticipated that children’s authors and actors would be reading aloud for … Continue reading

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Let’s all be understanding

**Note** My friend Amy wrote the post below and it is exactly how I have been feeling, so I had to share her well thought out message. I’m sure many of you would also agree with much of what she … Continue reading

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Feeling low or off?

Depression tips Shower. Not a bath, a shower. Use water as hot or cold as you like. You don’t even need to wash. Just get in under the water and let it run over you for a while. Sit on … Continue reading

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are you refreshed or are you careworn

Beautiful reminder….. The weary soul Our schedules are so toxic that we have forgotten what it feels like not to RUSH everywhere. Busyness is not listed in the Bible as a spiritual gift! Yet we celebrate it as if it … Continue reading

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I am praying for YOU

Even though most of us haven’t met in person, I do pray for you. In these turbulent times it feels so lonely for some of us. God has our backs and is with us always.  I would dearly love to … Continue reading

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Friday Musings

Here we are on Friday. How is your week going? I hope you all are doing well and feeling loved today. In Phoenix, the weather is glorious. I walked the dogs, made breakfast. Thanks to the internet, I am watching … Continue reading

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I hunger to be with people

I was in a zoom meeting last night with a group of friends. We are all part of a women’s networking group. When the group was formed it was intended to be a supportive group where we know each other’s … Continue reading

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Still your heart… breathe

I must admit, my mind and heart just cannot create right now. I just keep praying that healing will come. Healing for those infected by the Corona virus. Healing for those suffering from the flu. Healing for those suffering from … Continue reading

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We are all born for love

Here we are, April 2nd 2020. The world is amidst a BIG adjustment. We are prioritizing our lives in vastly different ways. All over the internet I see so many people giving, giving, giving. I see people reaching out and … Continue reading

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Is Your Head Spinning Yet?

Oh my stars, my friends. My mind is overwhelmed. Today I need to put the news on mute. It is sunny today in Phoenix, and I plan to do some yard work and take my dogs for multiple walks. I … Continue reading

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Sundays are good for regrouping

Sundays…. worship and prayer day….. regrouping and restoring day. I hope this Sunday finds you all healthy, safe, and finding joy in your day to day life. Things have changed so much in our world in a short period of … Continue reading

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Be not afraid

I read a very beautiful story yesterday and wanted to share it with everyone. Once Krishna and Balram were walking through a dense forest. It was a scary forest full of fierce animals and demons. Suddenly a demon came before … Continue reading

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Stress, time, breathe #keepcalm

I’ve been thinking about about why self care is at times a challenge. Pardon me while i meander in thought for a bit. There is a reason we find ourselves completely depleted at times. We forget. You see, it is … Continue reading

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Time

Philippians 4:10-13 “I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed you have been concerned but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in … Continue reading

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