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What to Do When Nothing Blooms

There it was – swaying in the cold wind that came whipping around the house – a single bloom. Today is the first of May and usually by now my iris blooms have begun to fade and make way for other spring … Continue reading

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Flying South and Avoiding Winter

There is no gift more beautiful to me than the unfolding of an autumn day as the sun breaks on frosted fields and warms away the chill of early morning. This morning I awoke humming, “Count Your Blessings”, an old … Continue reading

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Whom do I Love, the Gift or the Giver?

I love autumn as summer passes and the days turn cooler, but it often reminds me of how quickly the days, seasons, and years pass. It amazes me to realize it has been over 20 years since I had three … Continue reading

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Grateful Longing

Because of the long, physically demanding days that awaited me this week, I decided to retire early last night. As I turned the quilt back and felt the crisp coolness of fresh clean sheets against my skin, my heart filled … Continue reading

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Unwept Tears

I never thought I would be grateful for tears, and yet there they were – my eyelids brimming full. They surprised me and caught me off guard. I hadn’t expected to cry – at least not like that.  Yet, deep … Continue reading

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Crushed and Bruised

Skins pop and sweet juice pours from small holes in the colander as I crush the fruit of our harvest.  As I grind and squeeze all the syrupy liquid from the pulp, I watch the outer covering become hollow, empty, … Continue reading

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A View From the Top

Though there is much to be learned when we travel through a valley, sometimes it is also good for our hearts to look back from the top of the rise and see how far we’ve come and how greatly we … Continue reading

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