Category Archives: meaning

A Tribute to All Who “Show Up” to Live Each Day

I originally posted this in my Gratitude Blog, but wanted to share it here too. It’s a tribute to my friend Ruth and countless others in my life and in the world at large who have taught me so much about … 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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Cuba 2014 – Part 7 – More Misc Memories

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been back a little over two weeks already. We’re still adjusting to being home, and still missing our friends and the laid-back life we were enjoying during our stay there…silly things like swimming in … Continue reading

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Cuba 2014 – Part 5 – Flower Power

Those of you who know me know how much I love flowers. Flowers are one of my favourite symbols of life and resurrection. Flowers constantly remind me to open my eyes to see and cherish the beauty all around me. … Continue reading

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Cuba 2014 – Part 3 – Lily

Lily. Many of you “met” Lily in last year’s series on Cuba (here). And many of you helped pray for Lily when we found out this past November that she was in hospital in critical condition. A lot of people … Continue reading

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Cuba 2014 – Part 2 – Another Story About Synchronicity

I love synchronicity…when several seemingly separate situations are bridged by a totally unexpected encounter and good things happen…these kinds of things make my heart dance. This particular story is one such example. Let me set up the separate scenarios and … Continue reading

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FINDING THE HOLY IN THE HOLIDAYS (David Whyte)

A good friend posted this on my Facebook wall today, and I wanted to share it here…with a wish for a merry, happy, holy, safe Christmas for all who pass this way, and wishes for safe, happy, healthy passage through … Continue reading

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This Little Light…

My heart aches for the people who are walking through such devastation these days…my prayers are with you all, those who have lost everything, those who need strength and courage to carry on, and for all the first responders, rescue … Continue reading

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Tendrils of Growing Gratitude

I haven’t always been able to muster gratitude. In fact, gratitude was the last thing on my mind whenever I was wallowing in the quicksands of despair and depression. The concept of being grateful “for even this” was beyond my … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Real Rest is the Best:
“Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, “Prove that you are a good person.” Another voice says, “You’d better be ashamed of yourself.” There  also is a…

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