Pausing for Prayer

With all that is going on in the world--prayers. St. Francis of Assisi - 13th century-- Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there … Continue reading Pausing for Prayer

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All I want is a Proper Coffee Cup

  We’ve all heard of the perfect cup of coffee. Yes?  At home, it has to also be the perfect coffee cup. Do you have a favorite coffee mug?  I do. I mean; I did. Now, I don’t, and I feel a little lost without it.  Weird, but my morning ritual of coffee is all … Continue reading All I want is a Proper Coffee Cup

Thorn in my flesh

via Daily Prompt: Thorny Did you ever have a knee jerk reaction to something that you just didn’t expect? One day, you are going along and an issue comes up and your normally calm self goes from an emotional 3 to 10++++? This happened to me in a very basic conversation about growing up with … Continue reading Thorn in my flesh

The Thorn in my Flesh

Did you ever have a knee jerk reaction to something that you just didn’t expect? One day, you are going along and an issue comes up and your normally calm self goes from an emotional 3 to 10++++?   This happened to me in a very basic conversation about growing up with a mentally ill … Continue reading The Thorn in my Flesh

Why I Started Blogging

My dad died. This is the simple answer. He died, and I found myself swirling in such grief. I couldn’t begin to process all of it.  I turned to my usual method of processing. The paper and pen in my handy bound journal—old school. I managed to write a couple of "Dear Dad, I am … Continue reading Why I Started Blogging

A Piece of Peace in the Valley

My brother and I left early and took the winding road to Berryville to see my mom. The first time in 3 years I will have seen or spoken with her.  I drive to help calm my nerves. I am armed with the wisdom of my coffee shop friend  and am hoping and praying for … Continue reading A Piece of Peace in the Valley

Forgiveness and Coffee

The coffee shop is buzzing with folks chatting over lattes and special brews. She sits opposite me with her baby. She is more than all grown up. She is wise. I remember the student who sat in my classroom as a 9th grader and cried over a boy, and then the 12th grader who led … Continue reading Forgiveness and Coffee