Lessons from the Season of Transition continue on the heels of my last post, Need a Blessing? I have just returned from my 45th high school reunion. Lord, have mercy! As the years roll along, few graduates have any intention of ever rejoining their classmates to remember high school years. The thoughts of dragging a […]

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While Spring arrived late this year, it’s been well worth the wait. What a beautiful shift into the season of transition – pregnant with possibility, profound in rebirth, and filled with new beginnings. Not all transitions are welcome or smoothly navigated. The wait between stations can try the patience of Job.  Seven years ago, in […]

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Without doubt the most precious tangible items in any home are those related to the holiday season. No other time of year is more steeped in tradition and keepsakes. When asked what I miss most from the house fire it is the decades of Christmas ornaments and decorations. It became more heartbreaking this year when […]

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This 2014 post is returning for encore. It will be followed by this year’s Christmas post: Where is the Heavenly Host? Stay tuned. While Christmas shopping years ago, I purchased JOY, HOPE and PEACE. In a favorite shop I spied a small box containing those three words in tin letters strung on a thin ribbon. At […]

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It’s the season of gift lists, gift wrap, gift cards, gift giving, gift tags, gift receiving, gift shipping, gift delivery, gift exchanging, gift returns. It’s a gift marathon.  To successfully pull it off in record time you need energy, monetary resources, degrees in finance, creativity, logistics and a pack of patience. There is a gift aspect […]

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Happy Thanksgiving. It’s a blessing to give thanks as we transition from a season of growth and renewal to a more dormant time to appreciate abundance. As individuals, we go through these transitions just as businesses go through life cycles. If you’re not growing, you’re dying. Sometimes, events transpire so quickly that either can happen […]

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It’s a tradition that I write an annual DOG DAYS column. It began when I was editor of the employee newsletter at the Independent-Mail.  Decades later, I’m still at it. My husband and I are moving during these hottest, most miserable weeks of the year. Don’t misunderstand. We are MIGHTY thankful. It’s just poetic justice! As […]

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My posts have been few and far between these past months as my ‘muse’ has been absent. Sometimes, it is still hard to think. Ted and I have been focused on the completion and move to our new house. For those unfamiliar, we suffered a house fire in February 2016. See What Can I Do? […]

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A year ago while writing 2015’s Life Lessons (never posted), a string of inconceivable events occurred, my world tipped on its axis, and life hasn’t been the same. Some of those events are covered in previous posts but I decided I needed to articulate,at least for myself, what 2016 taught me. Lesson One: As you grow […]

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Imagine. You’ve spent decades raising four children. They have all grown and flown the nest. You and your spouse are eagerly facing the years you’ve planned for, dreamed and talked about – years void of responsibilities minor children require, years for travel, exploring new hobbies and interests. As part of the “rest of your life plan” […]

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