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Thankful Thursday – the Little Things

During these past couple weeks of snow storms, many trees were damaged. It's been sad to see the damage all over my area. But on this Thankful Thursday, as I look out at my backyard, I can say that our... Continue Reading →

Season of Thanks

I have found that in every season, there are blessings - reasons to be thankful and full of gratitude. This winter has been no different. Even though we have been hit with a bit of sickness, we have helped each... Continue Reading →

My Ray of Sunshine

During the various storms of my life in the past 30 years, I have been surrounded by rays of sunshine found in my children. They buoy me up during those times when I can't see past the blizzard of difficulties... 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 →

Thankful Thursday: Lessons in Winter

Last week when New Jersey was hit with two snow storms, one after the other, I started lamenting over the seemingly perpetual winter. In fact, pretty much everyone I knew started to grumble about it. So at the end of... Continue Reading →

Solitude in the Silent Snow

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Living in the Moment

When we yield to discouragement or despair it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future. While thinking about my Thankful Thursday theme for today and checking my emails, I came across this... Continue Reading →

Snow White

It's been quite a snowy winter in New Jersey. Seventeen snowfalls have been recorded starting with the first one on December 8th. Though I hate to drive in it, I love snow. I love how everything is blanketed in white.... Continue Reading →

White Quilt

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer... Continue Reading →

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