Category Archives: gift

The Funeral On The Hill

Susan and I went to a funeral yesterday. It’s not something one looks forward to, but a sweet friend had lost her Father, and we wanted to be there to lend our support and love for our friend and her … Continue reading

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You Don’t Always Have To Be Happy

There is this perceived notion that we always have to be happy – that we always have to be up and smiling – that we have to show the world that all is bright and cherry in our world. The … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Just Let People Be?

I asked Susan this question this morning while we were enjoying some quiet time in front of our beautiful Christmas tree.  I asked her: “Why can’t we just let people be?” And now I ask all of you: “Why can’t … Continue reading

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Which Wolf Do You Feed?

I recently read this Native American tale that tells the story of a young boy speaking with his grandfather. One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.He said, “My son, the battle … Continue reading

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Is This All There Is?

Lots of “stuff” running through my mind this morning – you know what I’m talking about…  Nothing in particular, just a whole bunch of jumbled up thoughts that didn’t seem to have comas separating them. I decided to take myself … Continue reading

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A Birthday Gift for Annie.

For her Birthday my friend Ann asked that we spend some time loving someone who is difficult for us to love. She said we didn’t have to forgive or hang out with them – she just wanted us to think … Continue reading

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… “You learn by going where you have to go.”

This morning I found myself reading a poem call “The Waking” by Theodore Roethke.  I not only read it – I read it over and over and over. … I wake to sleep and take my waking slow. I feel … Continue reading

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