Cup of Communion

      I share stories…. I’m working on a new book, tentatively called, Remarriage…Joys and Challenges…Lessons Learned. I just finished the first draft. If any of you are writers, you know I’ve just begun! But I’m excited I’ve done the first round. There will be many more rounds of writing in the next few months. In the book, I share our stories–before and after we marry and then...

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Listen to the Birds

  Sometimes I don’t see what’s around me.   I’m a hiker and have forged a lot of trails in my lifetime. I enjoy pushing myself up and up the winding paths to the top of some hike. It’s a challenge to me as my chest wants more air. I’m focusing so hard on my breath and the hike ahead, I sometimes don’t see what’s around me. This day it was different.   We decided to take our walk along the...

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Going Back in Time

    I went back in time…. I had an interesting day this week. I went back in time–about twelve years.   Their face morphed into view.   I attended a retirement party for a former colleague at the school where we both taught. There were former students wishing Bob–the soon-to-be-retired–well. They were also my students. At that time, they were elementary age. Now they are adults–some I’d...

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Take Time To Remember

  It’s Memorial Day weekend. Many people are making plans to go camping, travel to a special event, shop the Memorial Day sales, or even host their first barbecue for the season.   I‘m going to take the time to remember.         It’s to remind me of where I was…. I’m not one of those who regularly visits their loved one’s graves, though I know for some, doing so brings great...

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Tick Tock

  There’s a new app on my phone that tells me when something newsworthy is happening. It’s a swooshing sound and I imagine I’m not the only one who’s tempted to check what the latest is happening. Tick tock.   What’s the latest happening with you? I’m looking forward to a weekend with my side of the family. We’re going to watch one of the boys participate in a regional track meet. We’ll...

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A Mama’s Prayer For Mother’s Day

  It’s a simple gown.  The flannel has fuzzy little balls on the fabric, indicating its been washed and dried many times. It belonged to my babies. I was once a young mommy, too.   I’ll never forget the day I was released from the hospital after having my first born, Todd. They brought him into my room, laid him on the bed and said, “You may dress your baby now.”   “Now?” I asked. My hands...

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