Tag Archives: Faith

Share Your World Week 14

Share Your World is Cee’s Brain Child: here is the link for this week.http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/share-your-world-week-14/  I cut and pasted  the intro and questions onto this post and then added my answers. “Here are the four Share Your World questions for this … Continue reading

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Mom said: Learn something new every day

My mom (and my dad) told us to learn something new every day. At dinner we were required to share, one at a time, what new thing we had learned that day. A shrug and saying “i learned nothing”,  was … Continue reading

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Family Construction

Don’t you find that all kinds of little things go into the building of something magnificent? It happens stitch by stitch or brick by brick. It takes time…but it is so very worth it. Then when you look back over … Continue reading

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How was your day, dear?

When I was a kid, my mom was home with us full time. I looked forward to seeing her each day when I walked home. I never took the school bus, and I never had a ride home. We always … Continue reading

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Life Has No Remote Control

In this day when technology reigns it seems we get quite accustomed to the conveniences available to us. I don’t have TiVO but I hear people say that once you are used to being able to see your shows commercial … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home

Ah! It is the weekend. I run around for work, chores, and errands all week. The weekend has its own pace, of course. We are all home together. Dorothy says “oh Auntie Em, there’s no place like home”. The song … Continue reading

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In the midst of your busy preparations, breathe, pray, and

In the midst of busy preparations for Christmas things can get overwhelming. When something goes wrong or takes a lot longer than you expected, it can really throw your attitude out of whack. For me, I notice, that at those … Continue reading

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What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Daily Post Topic # 332

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?. God’s love for me is the best gift of course. He walks with me every day. He protects me from my own idiocy. He forgives my many shortcomings. Besides that? My husband and … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Carol: and Why

Hands down my favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night. The route to it becoming my favorite Christmas carol is a story in itself. A few years before my son was born, we had a daughter. She was born within a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family. Here we are over the summer. Not the best shot of us—but the point is we had an absolutely delightful time.  

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The Beauty of Thanksgiving

I love the pace of Thanksgiving. Some years we go to my in-laws. That, of course is a delight. My amazing sister-in-law pulls together an extraordinary feast. We zoom around the kitchen together, peeling potatoes, laying out snacks, pulling the … Continue reading

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Hand print on Your Own Walk of Fame

As this year is now in it final two months there are times when I ponder my own journey. I wonder, “what have I done? What have I accomplished? Would I be encouraged to place my hand prints on a walk of … Continue reading

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If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? Daily Post Topic # 310

If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?. That’s a funny question. An interesting coincidence, actually. At one point when I was in junior high my girlfriends and I thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Veterans Day with My Dad

Veterans Day was always special to my dad. So was the United States. He valued our freedoms and considered our freedom to be a privilege. He loved our country. He was a deep and wonderful man. During the turbulent 60s … Continue reading

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Semper Fi: What My Dad Taught Me After the Marines

My dad was a Marine. He was not in the Marines for his whole career. He was in for 2 years during the Korean War. I do know that when it comes to the Marines one doesn’t say “he was … Continue reading

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Overspending seasons is here already: Funny Story

How do you know when to hold ’em, and when to fold ’em?. I don’t always know when to do that. Here is a funny story that proves exactly that. Boy oh boy, everywhere I go there are Christmas decorations and … Continue reading

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What do you wish you had 300 off? Daily Post topic #300

What do you wish you had 300 off?. I wish I had 300 more days to spend with each of the friends that I lived close to at various points in my life but now live far away from. I … Continue reading

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Settlement Houses in the early 20th century

I know I have said many times that politics is not what my blog is about. And it still isn’t. However, my blog is about encouragement, inspiration, heartwarming stories, and about things and people that inspire ME. In the long … Continue reading

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What do you hope your kids will say about you when grown up? Daily Post Topic # 293

What do you hope your kids will say about you when grown up?. I hope my son will say that I loved him and that his parents (my husband and I) had a terrific marriage. I hope he will say … Continue reading

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Who is your favorite parent? Daily Post Topic #292

Who is your favorite parent? My parents were a perfect team. There was no dividing them. So when asked who I was closest to, my mom or my dad, it was a question that made little sense. It often depended on … Continue reading

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What % of who you are is genetics vs your choices? Daily post topic #291

What % of who you are is genetics vs your choices?. It’s the age-old question of nature vs nurture, isn’t it? As an adoptive mom, the sister to two adopted brothers, and the sister-in-law to an adopted woman I have … Continue reading

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I know it’s “only football”–but tonight I’m sad.

Yeah, my hubby’s alma mater lost tonight and I am really “bummed out”…..ND has struggled more often than not for the past several years. I, of course, get very pumped every year for the ND-USC game. But tonight was not … Continue reading

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Would you rather have the first word, or the last? Daily Post Topic # 284

Would you rather have the first word, or the last?.  I would say I prefer to have the middle or last word. By that I mean that often someone else begins the discussion topic. Then others join in the discussion. … Continue reading

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What is a day?

Ralph Waldo Emerson [oh I know, don’t you just love him?] said “A day is a miniature eternity”. The problem is it is so miniature. Of course when I focus on how short a day is and how much I … Continue reading

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What is joy? – My own post #271

What is joy? Well, Marianne Williamson says that “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are”. I find this to be really true on both good days and bad days. I … Continue reading

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What is freedom? Daily post # 269

What is freedom?.”What is freedom? When do you feel most free in your job? In your day? Least free? When is it better to not be free?” Freedom to me has to do with my own free will (given to … Continue reading

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Should everything be done in moderation? – Topic #267

Should everything be done in moderation?. #[They say “do everything in moderation” when it comes to decisions about how to spend your time and your life – do you agree? Or are there some things that should be done at … Continue reading

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The Children’s Hour – My own Post # 264

What 5 books have influenced you the most?  I have written before about books that have influenced me. Among the top ones are: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, Gone With the Wind, many of Shakespeare’s plays, The … Continue reading

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What does “home” mean to you? Post #261

What does “home” mean to you?. We all know the  sayings “be it ever so humble there’s no place like home” “home, home on the range” “home is where the heart is’” and the like. Yes, home is where you … Continue reading

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Not all those who wander are lost

“Not all those who wander are lost”–J.R.R. Tolkein. There are places I love to wander….along the shore at the beach, lost in thought and collecting shells. I either toss the shells like you do when you skip stones, or save … Continue reading

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What is your favorite day of the week? And why? Post # 256

What is your favorite day of the week? And why?. If I have to pick only one, maybe I would pick Thursday. It has so many possibilities! That is the day when I can hit the ground running, work hard … Continue reading

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