Monthly Archives: January 2012

Adventure is… Romance

ADVENTURE, according to Webster’s: A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; the adventures of one‘s life Shyly, standing on one foot, I leaned in across the librarian’s desk to whisper, “Do you have any new adventure books from … Continue reading

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Sea Star

“Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar? And be better off than you are? Or would you rather be a mule?” – Swinging on a Star, Van Heusen/Burke .    . I’m flicking … Continue reading

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There’s Wonder in Our Whispers

“The power of prayer is something that was never handed down from the Creator to just a chosen few people. It’s accessible to all for all. And the tiniest prayer from the tiniest person may be the very thing that … Continue reading

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Light in My Heart

“What are you celebrating?”  “Being alive.” “You were that sick?” “It has nothing to do with being sick.  We breathe…  we run around…go to the store…dig up the tulip bulbs…make soup…pay the electric bill, and we never stop to think … Continue reading

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When Stars Come Out

His (three year old) hand holding the tiny inkblot (of his infant fingers) became a living picture of time moving, of life flowing swiftly and silently through its passages.  Make the most of every day.  Time does not stand still. … Continue reading

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Pieces of April, a’Keepin’ in a Memory Bouquet…

                                                   You can’t go home again.                                                                                                          – so says author, Thomas Wolfe . Last week…on this year’s feast of the Epiphany, a day still blessed with the last of the lights and music of a waning Christmas, … Continue reading

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Catching Joy…

I leaned against the wall in an empty glassed-in hallway between the dealership waiting room and the service area.  Trying to look like I had a purpose in just…standing there. Knowing I stood out like a sore thumb.  And that … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Challenge: Looking for Wonder

Three lovely quotes to ponder… It’s stories we need more of, stories that reverence the still, small voice that sings in our life.   – Sue Monk Kidd When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Secret Behind the Carol…

Singing of carols and the “Twelve Days of Christmas…” Yesterday, one of British author Veronica Heley’s lovely e-newsletters was waiting for me in my e-mail inbox.   (You can read my review of her Ellie Quicke stories here: An American Review … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year Memory…

Morning Wish… The sun is just rising on the morning of another day, the first day of the new year. What can I wish that this day, this year, may bring to me? A few friends who understand me, and … Continue reading

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