Seven Days. Seven Black and White Photos

Seven days, seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. This is the current challenge floating on Facebook. I happily accepted. (You are to challenge others each time you post as well. I haven't, but I really do challenge/encourage anyone to do this. Even on a blog) I have long been … Continue reading Seven Days. Seven Black and White Photos

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Have We Lost the Spirit of Adventure?

Can you imagine anyone heading out today like a Lewis and Clark?  Gone for 3 years and traveling 8,000 mi. without the high tech equipment and guidance systems. What about a knight and his quest for the Holy Grail?  Are we less independent than past generations because of all the technology and safety nets? Have … Continue reading Have We Lost the Spirit of Adventure?

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

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