Category Archives: Reflection

Adoration

Anyone with grandchildren will understand this.  Adoration! A friend warned me that she was unprepared for this new kind of love to wash over her. The first time you hold the child of your own child, love that is so … Continue reading

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Proclamation

I asked the love gals as they were headed out the door for school. “What are you thankful for?”  No explanation, no prompting, no letting them know we were going to go on the hunt for beauty and thankfulness.  They … Continue reading

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Sad

I was reminded today about the importance of bedtime routine…by my littlest love gal who is soon to be 11.  She told me she was SAD because I did not sing to her at night any more.  When she cries, … Continue reading

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Loot or Gift

  Did you hear the word “loot” spoken this season.  A harsh word that denotes war and the aftermath of collecting the plunder. “To the victor goes the spoils” the old saying goes. I heard it once. Other years, jokes … Continue reading

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Attracted to Glory

 I am attracted to glory.  Who doesn’t want to stand next to the popular person to be identified with them and get some of the attention? Or is it glory we seek? I cheer and tear up when reading … Continue reading

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Smoking Oven

The smoke billowed out and rose to the ceiling.  We coughed and sputtered and laughed as the foolishness of the turkey juice burning down to a black gooey mess.  The turkey was too juicy and the pan too shallow. Open … Continue reading

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Cross Shaped Life

Her eyes looked away, distant and sad. Slowly she looked at me again. “They were my friends; I taught their children. The family only did good. They were my friends.” She knew one of the men killed in Afghanistan on … Continue reading

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Quiet Stillness

This afternoon was quiet. Husband is traveling, a girlfriend was over to play with the girls. Quiet. I finished those pesky administrative tasks I am not so good at, hanging over my head since spring. After 2 days fiddling with … Continue reading

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