accepting the unacceptable

Some things in life are easy to accept; spilled milk, a burned dish, or getting the wrong order at your favorite coffee shop. Others are more difficult to accept; a broken bone, harsh words that hurt, canceled plans with a friend. Then, there are times when life gives you the unacceptable; the sudden death of […]

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winter warmth

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell There are many of my friends that have been covered in snow and cold today. And while a little of my […]

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moving forward

“In the beginning, I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” ― Mary Oliver Life has […]

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looking back

For the last 12 on 12 of the year, I am sharing my 12 favorite images from 2018.  Some are because of the moment, some are because of the film, and some are because I simply like them.  I only have one digital image this year that made the top 12.  I can’t decide if […]

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nesting place

I am reading the chapter about the Gospel of Luke in Heart and Mind by Alexander Shaia this Advent.  It begins with this poem by David Whyte.  I have read it again and again and can feel it becoming something I start with each day this season. Coleman’s Bed, by David Whyte Make a nesting […]

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favorites change

When talking about what to share this month, Melissa and I decided on our favorite poem.   I was relieved to have an easier prompt since our post was due in the middle of so much holiday busyness.  However, it has been so hard to pick one single poem.  First, my favorite changes depending on my […]

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practicing for the painful days

As our seasons continue to change, autumn slowly begins to welcome winter and our days get darker, my soul is reminded once again how much growth happens in the dark. Most of us know that dark times eventually bring growth, hope, and gratitude. Usually, these lessons come when the light begins to shine on our […]

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