Category Archives: faith/courage/miracles/hope

Thanksgiving is coming

I feel reflective each November. I think about the blessings of the past year. I think about the difficulties. This year I find myself a bit adrift. My mom, one of my biggest cheerleaders, passed away some months ago. I … Continue reading

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Contemplating my mission for the next year of my life…

Well, today I celebrate my birthday. What a year it has been. The passage of time makes me reflect on what is behind me and what lies ahead. In the last year, my mom died. So this next year, I … Continue reading

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The Path I Took

It is said that we stand on the shoulders of the giants who preceded us. When I was a little girl, I planned to be a writer, business woman or teacher, wife, and mother. I had loads of great examples … Continue reading

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Be steadfast

I go through phases. Do you do that? I find that in stressful times, especially prolonged stressful times, I became emotional and reactive instead of proactive. I am driven by circumstances, rather that “believing anyway”. Is my faith weak? Not … Continue reading

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Cast your cares

Sometimes we can become consumed by worries and anxieties, or at least I can. Of course, worrying and fretting never improves a situation. What is called for is a clear head. That is easier said than done when we are … Continue reading

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Writing can heal and change

I have always felt that sharing and openness can help to effect change–not only in ourselves, but in others. I came of age during the time when my generation shared their feelings, journaled, participated in encounter groups, went on retreats, … Continue reading

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You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst

There is a song we sing at church sometimes called “Be Not Afraid“. It begins with “you shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst”. I find that reassuring. It is especially reassuring to me during … Continue reading

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