Tag Archives: family

Mother’s Day Prayer: from my Heart to Yours!

Let me  take joy in ordinary events: chores such as laundry, cooking and shopping. Let me make time to listen to others and share. There is so much joy to find in the little things. Birds are busy building nests in … Continue reading

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Friend at Church

  It seems the pace of life has quickened and the calendar is full with events, rehearsals and appointments. Today’s post is a blitz poem which is a 50-line poem of short phrases and images and a few rules.  It feels … Continue reading

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How Learning German Changed My Life

What do you consider most important in your life? Looking back, was there a single turning point in your life which made you who you are today?  Probably, like most of us, life’s most eventful moments come in a series … Continue reading

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A Birthday Prayer

My tall, dark handsome husband and father is a pearl of great value. This Sunday is his birthday. I will say a prayer of gratitude that we met all those many moons ago and found each other, married and had … Continue reading

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The Beauty of December

Softly, quietly, gently falling snowflakes clothe the earth in beauty. Catching them in our gloved hands to gaze at their shapes is part of the fun. Kids lean their heads back with open mouths to catch the snowflakes. Building snowmen … Continue reading

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Stop, Look, Listen!

It is that wonderful season of autumn in Upstate New York. The last lingering days of summer with bright sunshine, gorgeous skies and lush gardens await the harvest.  On such days, we like to take a drive into the country to … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

  My story begins in Massachusetts where I was born. From age 5, I recall a smoke bush outside the window and playing all day long outdoors with my sisters and neighborhood friends. There was a grand piano in the … Continue reading

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