Flowers and Cake!

Summery tablescape and cake. You guessed it. It’s time for my small group to start up after summer break. Today was all about preparation. This morning I worked on the material for Saturday again. Hey, in school I studied a lot. I need a lot of prep for a big […]

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The Opposite of Monday

Today was the opposite of Monday. Today family and friends were in and out of the house all day. It was wonderful. We didn’t have anything special going on—just the randomness of life. One of my dear friends and her husband are staying with us while they visit family and […]

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Kindred-Spirit Friends

These are beautiful flowers from a beautiful friend. She and her husband hosted us for dinner tonight. The whole evening was a delight. Fun conversation. Fabulous fajitas. There is something life-giving about being with kindred-spirit friends. I’m in the process of preparing material on friendship for an event in August. […]

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A Beautiful Day

I have no pictures from today, so I’m sharing this beautiful picture I took yesterday about 5:00am. Its colors are as beautiful and rich as my day was with relationship and emotions. I said goodbye to a dear friend of over twenty years. She is a missionary in a third […]

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A Day to Not Take Pictures

No pictures of the faces in my life today. Today was a private day—a day of one-on-one relationships where taking a picture would have gotten in the way. I can tell you what I did, but I can’t show you. This morning I had a doctor’s appointment. I went in […]

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My Inspiring Friend–from 1977

Today I was reunited once again with my best friend from high school. You know how life goes—each person goes their own way and we lose track of each other. It was harder to stay in touch when we were teens in the 70’s—pre-internet, no Facebook, no Instagram, no cell […]

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The Word for Today is. . .

Today’s word is grace. It softened all the hard edges in my day. In every conversation, book I read, and thought, I was made aware of how I (we) are in constant need of grace from others and ourselves, and how it needs to flow from us to others and […]

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The Best Part of Today

Today was an interesting day. I started by stopping at the office for our sewer treatment plant on my morning bike ride. Yesterday the sweet clerk called and told me I forgot to sign my check. I stopped at her office on my bike ride and signed the check. Gotta […]

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