The Last Alarm

  Sitting across the valley about 20 miles away, it was easy to watch the volcano erupt with awe and wonder but with little concern for our safety. We were on the east side of the city of Antigua, Guatemala. I was excited I had my camera with the best zoom lens I own. This was the largest eruption we
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When My Is Becomes My Was

. . . and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him. Soon after we moved to Danbury, Connecticut, in 1982, a sign caught my eye in the craft store. Quilting classes offered – call …-…. Our friendship took life as
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A Bird’s Eye View

I took this picture from a bird’s eye view . . . Can anyone guess what this is? Perspective is a crazy thing. It can make things look so big they are insurmountable. Sounds like life sometimes doesn’t it? Imagine standing down in the bottom of this canyon. Looking up makes me tired. That’s a lot of steps. All through
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Into The Blue

Climbing through the clouds early one morning on a short flight to Houston, the pilot announced we were heading to 23,000 ft. We passed through the final layers and burst into the clear air above. The blueish horizon of clouds lay just beneath the line giving a clue to where the sun was about to make its appearance. I should
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Happy New Year 2017

Raising our four kids who were born in five and a half years was anything but dull and certainly never boring. If I wasn’t pregnant and nursing, there were two in diapers at the same time – twice – the first three were born in two and a half years. Then along came number four three years later. If you
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Wrap Up 12.25.16

I have spent considerable hours reading and rereading the account of Jesus’ birth, crucifixion and resurrection in the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  It has been fascinating. Four parallel accounts. Each differs without contradiction in the details because of who they were writing to and their backgrounds, but the most beautiful part of all is the main
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Wrap Up 12.24.16

Moving from the empty manger waiting for Jesus’ arrival, to the empty air when Jesus spoke no words, we arrive at the cross. After the crucifixion, Jesus’ body was taken from the cross and placed in a tomb nearby. The disciples, followers and family were stunned. The only reminder of what had just happened stood on the hill at Golgotha
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Wrapping Up 12.18.16

Following are three mini posts I recently made. As I spent time exploring light, I found myself asking about the places in me that had not yet seen light. Empty. That’s the word that kept coming to mind. Thanks for following along with the discussion – as always, please comment and be sure to subscribe so we can stay connected
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Learning Boldly to Create the New

Change definitely owns its reputation for being difficult. The change that comes unexpectedly from nowhere. The kind we aren’t prepared for. Loss through death, divorce, and even addiction bring such change. As holidays approach, the loss grows bolder, reminding us of what no longer is. This time for me it was divorce. After more than 36 years of marriage, my
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Wrapping Up 12.11.16

Light is our life source. We have artificial light we rely on as the sun sets. You can see the lights coming on below as the sun makes its exit for the day. But that only works as long as we have electricity. Remember the last time yours went out? The darkness was unsettling and if you are like me,
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