Monthly Archives: September 2014

paradox

I was blessed and graced to join a gathering of spiritual directors today. The variety of gifts in the women attending was astonishing, but in spite of differences, they shared a common vision. All were caring and compassionate, open to … Continue reading

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goals

Well, I’ve been at it for almost a month. Whew! I’ll admit I had my doubts. I am glad, though, that I made a commitment to write every day. Setting clearly defined goals is a big part of any success … Continue reading

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hummingbirds

Everything is very green today and the sun is shining. It would have been a great day to be outdoors, but the harvest has been abundant and needs to be preserved. So I spent the day canning tomatoes, cooking and … Continue reading

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the rainy season

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes.) It looks like today begins the season for rain. It’s very timely for me. I just transplanted some things yesterday and did not have a … Continue reading

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critique

Being a perfectionist, I want to do things perfectly, the first time. But that’s not the way it works—for me at least. I usually need help. Critiques have become very dear to me. I look forward to hearing how I … Continue reading

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change

I have noticed lately that people I used to find irritating or upsetting, don’t do that anymore. When did they change? Or is it I who have changed? Maybe it’s because I recognize that the characteristic I find irksome in … Continue reading

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Garbage

I was driving down a lightly travelled section of road yesterday and saw a large pile of garbage that someone had thrown by the side of the road. The unsightly mess made me very angry and I almost started complaining … Continue reading

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