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    Journeys

    Perspectives

    Life is a strange series of events. In the past year we have experienced a number of things that, if asked 18 – 24 months ago, we would have probably thought they were outlandish. Crazy. Impossible. And yet, here we are. Before the Polar Vortex of 2021, I was driving home from work. I saw a number of young children…

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    Journeys,  Prose

    For Dad

    Growing up in rural Michigan was a time of innocence and rambunctious activity. The rolling hills were perfect to run up and sled down, and the tall, stately maples were the best for climbing. From the high perch one could imagine all sorts of things – everything from pirate ships to Cinderella’s ball. The only limit was the imagination of…

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    General,  Journeys,  Random

    Seasons and Hope

    There have been times inĀ  life when I wondered and even agonized over circumstances. The dreaded, “whys” and “if onlys” rear their ugly heads. Today there are numerous uncertainties. Our world feels fractured. It is like someone threw a rock at a mirror and there are shards and spiderwebs of glass, rather than a cohesive pane. Some are suspicious, angry…

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    Journeys,  Poetry

    Inhale

    Standing in the silence, Feeling ripples in the night. And yet, the stars still shine brightly overhead. Distant worries seem to fade. The moon, a sliver on the horizon, Cool and remote. In the peaceful stillness, There is a Presence who is near. Available. Willing. Loving. Warm. The endurance of the One Who guards our hearts and minds Is a…

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    Journeys,  Random

    Hopeful

    Last week I wrote that my 2021 “one word” is FUL. Today I’m focusing on Hopeful. It’s a word that truly captures a big part of my soul. You see, when I wake up in the morning, I’m optimistic…thinking it will be a good day. I’m a “glass is half-full” kind of girl. Lately that intrinsic part of me has…

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    Journeys,  Random

    Beginnings

    It’s hard to believe the door has officially closed on another year. 2020 was a year full of challenges, that much is certain! The first day of a new year is typically a day to celebrate and perhaps a day of reflection. Many times, it’s also a line in the sand for new beginnings. Diet, exercise, starting new and positive…