Lake Tahoe

Thankful Thursday: We are Family

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. – Maya Angelou Having seven brothers and sisters can be pretty wonderful. But having several siblings can also be quite a challenge and…

Cross Estate Gardens

A Secret Garden

Part of the Morristown National Historical Park, the Cross Estate Gardens aren’t really secret but they are located in a quiet and secluded place in Morristown, NJ. While searching for public gardens in New Jersey, I was surprised to find this gem of a garden not too far away from where I live. Tranquil, serene,…

World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial

Heather Malia Ho and Deanna Lynn Galante shared the same birthday and the same day they lost their lives. Heather Malia Ho, a pastry chef at the Windows on the World Restaurant on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center would’ve celebrated her 45th birthday today (August 1). She was 32 when she died…

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Thankful Thursday: Quiet Moments

Happy moments, PRAISE GOD Difficult moments, SEEK GOD Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD Painful moments, TRUST GOD Every moment, THANK GOD – Rick Warren Trying to stay focused as my daughter’s wedding day approaches this Saturday! If you would like to share your version of “Thankful Thursday” (photos or text or both) today or in the…