Tag Archives: Love

How Are You Doing?

August 1st marked the midpoint of the year. I found myself reflecting back on my one-word goal for the year: FOCUS. January 1st, I vowed to focus on the things in my life that were most important to me. Here … Continue reading

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Don’t Start

  “Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”        ~from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf   There’s empowerment in doing things yourself. Last Saturday, I lined up the machines outside the garage. Weed whacker, leaf blower, power … Continue reading

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The Defiant Pen

Three gifts for today. . .     274. geese on open water in late November         275. a son’s safe journey home             276. the soft weight of a thousand prayers pressing in through the stitches of a            … Continue reading

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Phlox of Patience

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”~Winnie the Pooh It’s the middle of August. The garden phlox are out in abundance. When they were still growing tall and before they flowered and unleashed their glory, a friend … Continue reading

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