It's difficult and painful to realize that you have been wearing a mask for a long time, not really being as authentic as you should have been. It does not matter if the mask was worn unintentionally; what matters is finding the courage to admit that you need to change and to be real in... Continue Reading →
Tuesday was one of those days when all goes well and you are so glad to be alive at this special moment. Douglas and I went for a walk in Long Hunter State Park. We walked the two-mile loop around the lake, and the woods and every living creature in it seemed to welcome us.... Continue Reading →
When is enough truly enough, when it comes to agreeing to help others? Douglas sometimes calls me Rose, because he says that I metaphorically wear rose-colored glasses in my belief that there is good in every person and, subsequently, in my constant tendency to rescue others. I will admit that I have a difficult time... Continue Reading →
One of the most important aspects of faith in God is knowing the extent of our faith, meaning what is it that we really believe that God can do in our lives and in the lives of others. Often the extent of our faith is based on testimonies of what God has done for others... Continue Reading →
When we strike up a friendship in our teens, we don't know that it has the potential to last the rest of our lives. At present, my oldest friend and I have been friends for 52 years. She approached me one day and started a conversation. I was so surprised, because no one wanted to... Continue Reading →
In response to the Daily Addictions prompt today, I decided to innovate our blog by writing a poem to encourage and inspire readers today. We will still write prose, of course. But, I so enjoy the poetry blogs, and most of the blogs I follow are poetry-based and so well done. But, I want to... Continue Reading →
I used to walk fast! I didn't learn to amble, so friends would not go walking with me, for they could not keep up. As the smallest child in the group of siblings and cousins who had to walk everywhere, I realized at a young age that if I were to avoid getting snatched by some... Continue Reading →
One of the ways that human beings are wonderfully and marvelous made is our ability to produce memories that extend the moments that we have spent with loved one who died. While after nearly 12 years I still cannot stand at my son's grave for more than five minutes without dissolving into a puddle, I... Continue Reading →
I cannot remember where I read or heard the saying that life is a drag, but it seemed to be from the 1960s or 1970s. It meant that life is boring or tiresome, and there was a time that I might have agreed with the sentiment. But, now I take every day as a gift... Continue Reading →
A wonderful post on achieving fulfillment through mercy. Her writing is so fresh and reassuring.
Yesterday I was carrying some bags of groceries inside and doing my ridiculous juggling act on the porch….trying to keep the storm door open while balancing groceries and turning the door knob (on the main front door) all at the same time.
When I glanced back to see if the storm door was going to catch me before I got in, a little spot of red appeared out of nowhere. I ignored it and hurried inside just as the storm door slammed behind me. I got as far as the sofa and just let everything fall on it. And then plopped down myself. Whew! When am I ever going to stop trying to get everything in the house in one trip instead of two or more? I really make life harder on myself than necessary sometimes.
When I finally caught my breath and unloaded the groceries suddenly that…
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