Tag: neighbor

New Kid…

Remember being the new kid? So uncomfortable – lonely. Wondering if we will ever fit in. I’ve thought long and hard about borders. Volleying back in forth – thoughts like how can we sustain this and what can we do to help. Then I…

With All My Heart…

Marriage – a pledge to love despite obstacles and with all your heart. Parenting – we commit to meet their needs and love them with all our heart. Friendship – requires a lot of work (and a good one is worth it) – and…

I’m Sure…

I recall times as a child when mom would say “Are you sure about this?” Usually that meant she wasn’t so sure. Her daughter was wanting to do something she wasn’t certain was ok. Uncertainty is always just around the corner in our crazy…

Pineapple Bandits…

     It happened again. Most people don’t realize it takes two years (at least) from the time a pineapple top is planted till it flowers and grows a pineapple. I’ve grown a few, then last year a thief gnawed one clean off the stem and…

Rain Walk

     On a recent trip I couldn’t resist a bright peach rain jacket – of course, once I got home the skies were not rainy. It didn’t take long, one day the skies got dark and fat drops began to splatter all around. At…

Accept Me…

     Gifts are funny things – we like giving them, and we do like getting them, but we have such a hard time accepting them.  To exchange gifts is one thing, to have someone give us something without reason or unexpectedly – we’re not sure what to…

Overflowing…

     Today the skies are bluest blue and a cool gentle breeze has finally ushered in autumn. Gently the morning has unfolded the beauty that is all around… My daughter sent a text saying “Happy Fall, Momma! Can you send me the recipe for…

What Lasts…

     Strolling towards me were three tiny birds with the orangest beaks and pinkest legs. They were an inseparable trio, definitely playing follow-the-leader. Where she pecked, they pecked. She fluffed her feathers, they fluffed theirs. When she waddled off, they followed right behind. The…

Dice & Laughter…

     If laughter is the best medicine, then twelve ladies in my neighborhood must be the healthiest around. Once a month we get together and play a silly dice game called bunko. It doesn’t take any strategy or effort – so we throw dice…

Be Choosy…

     Each morning we wake to…choice…   Be choosy… Choose to give the best part of your day to God – then do the dishes, take out the trash, make breakfast… Choose to smile – instead of frown, instead of how you feel, instead of all…

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