Category Archives: Gratitude

“The times, they are a’changin …”

I have always been a sensitive and somewhat sentimental person. They say that natural tendencies become more pronounced with age. I wonder if that’s what’s going on with me. Tonight I feel thoughtful, and yes, sentimental. I am happy/sad because … Continue reading

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Be That One

The last time I was substitute teaching at the high school I received a pleasant surprise at the end of one of my classes. Two students, as they were leaving the classroom, passed by my desk and said, “Thanks Mrs. … Continue reading

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Tribute to a friend

Days like today and news like this makes one stop and think and take stock. Seriously. This morning we heard that a dear friend of ours left this life and went to be with Jesus. My husband, Peter, had been … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Song

My eldest son, Joe, married the love of his life and his best friend last weekend.  What a beautiful and heart-felt service! When two people in love exchange their pledges of life-long faithfulness with tear-filled eyes and voices broken with … Continue reading

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Got the Gimmes?

When our kids were little we used to read them a book called “The Berenstein Bears Get the Gimmes”. Brother and Sister Bear had it bad – whenever their grandparents came to visit the first thing the cubs would ask … Continue reading

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Thankful for Thankfulness

The other day I escorted my parents to the funeral of a friend of theirs who had lived to the ripe old age of 92. While visiting at the reception afterwards, I had the opportunity to chat with another elderly … Continue reading

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