We like your lights!

Look around. How many lights you can see – right from where you are, right now? This time of year, strands of lights adorn trees (inside and out), homes, bushes and businesses. The whole world feels wrapped up in more light than normal. It’s a light we can feel, as well as see [...]


Hold your peace: falling fluff

Hey there chickadees …. Do we really need all that fluff? These pretty little creatures, flying with all they can manage to carry, back and forth, back and forth, have captured our attention. They’re preparing a home, so yes, sometimes the fluff is essential. We need supplies to build, to [...]


The best birthday wish

What do you want for your birthday? Last year I knew exactly what I wanted … what I needed. I had been thinking about it for months, but for some reason a lump in my throat and a pool of tears behind my eyes would form every time I considered making my wish aloud. Then […]


Break, divide, multiply, grow

Who knew we could break on so many levels … and simultaneously, too? My heart broke when my father died last summer. It’s a selfish sort of break because the brokenness doesn’t apply to him. He’s pain free. Cancer free. Sadness free.  On the other hand, I still can’t say or even think the [...]


Courage, mothers!

“If I were Satan and wanted to destroy a society, I think I would stage a full-blown blitz on its women. I would keep them so distraught and distracted that they would never find the calming strength and stillness for which their sex has always been known.” – Patricia T. Holland in her message, [...]


Peace be with you.

Peace be with you. I grew up Catholic, and at an appointed time in mass we’d turn to those in surrounding pews and shake hands. We’d smile and say to strangers, friends and family alike those words – “Peace be with you.” Really, it’s a beautiful ritual. Imagine if we turned to our troublemakers [...]

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