Posts tagged with: contentment

Hope for Heartache

It is a glorious September evening as the sun sets in a cascade of color; orange and red blend their palate in great brush strokes on the horizon just above an ocean of rolling green prairie. I don’t know whether...
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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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Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos

The morning sun was pouring through the tree tops its rays leaving a golden mist above the pasture where calves and chickens grazed contentedly when I stepped out porch into the cool air this morning. All was quiet and the...
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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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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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Distracted and Delayed or Gratefully Spent

First it was the holidays and company, followed by a week-long ski trip in January and in-between preparations for these major events there was always work and an endless ‘to-do’ list of everyday tasks that seems to have kept my...
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Making the Common Profound by Pausing – edited from the archives

Today is a federal holiday; it is a day off work, a day to focus on the numerous list of things I feel I never have time to do, and yet lunch passed and I felt as though my day was just slipping away...
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Thanksgiving Every Day

Today the last of the leftovers that were not frozen or eaten became fare for the chickens. The feast we enjoyed with family is only a memory, the day set aside by our nation as a time to remember and...
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