Posts tagged with: blessings

Hope for a Happy Ending

Someone recently told me, “One of the things I loved the most about your book was stepping into your story and coming to the end with a feeling of peace and happiness despite the unhappy ending. It gave me encouragement...
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More Than Enough

I get my pay stub in the mail and reluctantly open the envelope; I can guess the amount but looking at the numbers I unconsciously grimace while the furrows in my brow permanently deepen a little more and I wonder...
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A Sabbath Season

June 29, 2006 It is a beautiful summer evening, reminiscent of many others: There was summer evenings in my childhood spent playing on green summer lawns, the breeze flowered with the sweet smell of honeysuckle. Summer evenings in my teen...
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An Inheritance

When I was a little girl our family spent many weekends visiting my great-grandparents, Buford and Zora Powers or Grandma and Grandpa Powers as they were to me. They lived on a little ranch outside of Wilson called Hungry Hill...
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When Did Summer Grow Old?

Every year, sometime around the end of July, it always surprises me to suddenly realize the days are once more getting shorter. You would think that since I get up at the same time everyday – seven days a week...
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Remembering Justin – remembering and reposting

I’m reposting from the archives today but as I read over this post, I am again awed by how quickly time passes. Today would have been Justin’s twenty-seventh birthday! I am thinking about him today and remembering all the life...
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Daily Distractions

Two weeks ago, work finally slowed down and I have enjoyed several days off. The first several days I was battling a bad cold and so it was nice to have most of the week off and time to rest...
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What to Do When Nothing Blooms

There it was – swaying in the cold wind that came whipping around the house – a single bloom. Today is the first of May and usually by now my iris blooms have begun to fade and make way for other spring...
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Reminders of Blessings

I read these words posted by Ryan Sprague and the memories come flooding back, “In that moment I was more disappointed that my cereal would get soggy than I cared about my child.” Ryan’s post about Soggy Cereal reminded me...
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The Gift of Life

I read her Facebook post just before I left for work. “As I held my precious grandbaby today, I couldn’t help but smile – not just because she was smiling up to me or because we got to babysit her...
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