Category Archives: depression

My New Book of Poetry

One of the reasons I haven’t been blogging lately is because I’ve been very busy gathering together over 40 years worth of my poetry from old journals and scraps of paper all over the house. I finally decided to put … Continue reading

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Filling in the Blanks

A few weeks ago, this came to me in prayer. It’s been mulling around in my head ever since, and I decided to share it as a New Year’s Day “food for thought”. “You have in your mind an image of … Continue reading

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Make Yourself At Home

Evening Prayer “Lord, my mind is scattery today. Toxic. I don’t like it and have been trying to ‘think a better thought’ but not getting very far.” I manage to quiet my scattered brain and stay centred in the silence for … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

As 2015 comes to a close, I cannot lie, I’m glad to see the end of this year. 2015 turned out to be one of my most difficult years to get through. It was a constant struggle to stay afloat against the … Continue reading

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Life is Messy

Yes, life is messy. From the moment we’re born, our lives are immersed in mess. Messy comes in every size, shape and situation. Messy can be on a global scale, as we are currently witnessing with the surging masses of refugees … Continue reading

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Fumbling Through Despair…Changing Lanes

[Warning: This is not a travel blog, nor is it upbeat or bubbly or glib. I’ve been stuck in a deep despair over the past week and am fumbling my through it, looking for answers.] This is the third, and I … Continue reading

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Fumbling Through Despair…Fumbling Through the Consequences

Warning: This is not a travel blog, nor is it upbeat or bubbly or glib. I’m in a painful place these days and need to fumble my way through it, looking for hope and answers. This is a continuation of yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Fumbling Through Despair, Finding Hope

Warning: This is not a travel blog, nor is it upbeat or bubbly or glib. I’m in a painful place these days and need to fumble my way through it, looking for hope. One of the most confounding, painful, difficult things … Continue reading

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Cuba 2014 – Final Word – A Very Long Backstory

This post has come out of several days of praying and pondering. There are no pictures. And I apologize for the length of it, but it comes from my heart. A Very Long Backstory (why we go to Cuba) When … Continue reading

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Introverts Explained: Why We Love You But Need to Get Away From You

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I am told our desire to get away from everyone every now and again and again is perplexing and sometimes painful to extroverts. They don’t understand how we could enjoy being alone, period. Even more…

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