Memorial Day: A Reminder to Remember

Memorial Day: A Reminder to Remember

We often think of it as a three-day weekend, a day off from work, picnics, boating, and the start of the summer season. But it’s something else and so much more: Memorial Day. Today we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. We honor them for their sacrifice and give thanks for serving. No blog this week, just a...

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Missed Opportunities

Missed Opportunities

My granddaughter was about to leave for school and as we had one last hug, I thanked her for sharing her room with me and for the fun time we had over the Easter holiday. “We did lots of new things,” she said pressing her head into my shoulder. “Yes—we baked Italian Easter bread together.” And then she began a list. “We went to Longwood...

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Coming up-Tea for Two Tuesday!

Coming up-Tea for Two Tuesday!

Although January is Hot Tea Month , tea lovers at Holiday Insights created Tea for Two Tuesday, celebrated on the third Tuesday in March.  Tea for one, sipping while reading or pondering is a respite and a piece of serene-tea. When I add soft instrumental music to the background, I often call it a "selah", the word we find in Psalms, a...

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Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate women. I am preparing a tea with friends and was reminded how valuable tea was when it first made its way to America. Tea was kept in a locked caddy and even the housekeeper didn't have the key. It was kept by the woman of the home. Women today, in our homes and outside, still hold keys--to set a tone of peace and love, to...

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Jewelry and the Treasure of Words

Jewelry and the Treasure of Words

As my daughter Kate and I explored the hobby of jewelry making, we didn't know how complicated and costly it would be. It was fun to imagine finished pieces, but choosing patterns, stones, beads, and appropriate clasps to finish the pieces was time consuming.  Each part had its purpose and the result would make a statement and a difference....

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Lavish Love: Love that Lasts

Lavish Love: Love that Lasts

“This is the way God put it: ‘I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!’” Jeremiah 31:3 The Message (MSG) This week, with the bombardment of ads and store displays, many walk a path where they do not identify or feel loved.  Perhaps it is a relationship or marriage that has deteriorated; a child, teen,...

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“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

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