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Thankful Thursday – Signs of Spring

This happens about this time every year. One day they're not there, and the next day, snow drops seem to "spring" out of the ground and surprise us. Well, it's a most welcome surprise. The winter blues and blahs have... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday – Mother’s Day Gratitude

If I were to write the story of my mother's life, it would take up several months of blog posts and even then that would be incomplete. At 78 (79 this year), she is busier than most people half her... Continue Reading →

Thankful for my Life

Above: Tall Tickseed growing in the meadow garden at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. A bit of a late "Thankful Thursday" post - I will admit it. I love Facebook on my birthday. I have friends and relatives who live all... Continue Reading →

Thankful for New Beginnings

Today I am thankful for new beginnings. Happy First Day of Autumn. What are you thankful for?

Thankful Thursday: Motherhood

Above is a symbol of motherhood given to me by my children. I have been a mother for nearly 29 years, but seeing my daughter with her newborn brings those first weeks and months of motherhood back like they were... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Our Common Home – Earth

Today, Pope Francis released his newest encyclical, "Laudato Si" subtitled "On the Care of our Common Home". My goal is to read the whole encyclical and not read any articles summarizing it (positive or negative) before I have a chance... Continue Reading →

A Living House

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you... Continue Reading →

In the House of Healing

Do not be afraid', said Aragorn... Then Aragorn laid his hands on Merry's head, and passing his hand gently through the brown curls, he touched the eyelids, and called him by his name. And when the fragrance of athelas stole... Continue Reading →

Serenity

Bridesmaids are a picture of serenity as they take a few moments to pray with my daughter minutes before she walks down the aisle at her wedding.

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