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 possibilities, full of hope and accepting—of what is and what has been. Suffering had touched them all and it seems has made them who they are today and engendered in them a willingness to be with another through life’s struggles. It’s a paradox, but thank goodness for the trials of life that make us strong while opening our hearts to be wounded for the sake of others. The joy and hope it brings are priceless.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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