Monthly Archives: October 2013

Harvest Time

People are gathering their pumpkins and checking out their wardrobes for costumes for tomorrow.  I however have thoughts of saints and sinners. My heart is looking at what my life is harvesting right now. I feel so exhausted with doing … Continue reading

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Falling Behind

Every year, I think that life cannot get busier in the fall but I think this one has been full, too. Dining with friends tonight, I heard the negative tone in my stories several times. I finally said that I … Continue reading

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Have Mercy on Me!

Lord, have mercy on me, your beloved daughter, for I am a sinner. This prayer takes on some adaptations along the way but it is based on today’s Gospel reading from Luke 18 about the penitent tax collector.  I am … Continue reading

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Squirrelly

This squirrel was spotted during a visit in June to Cape Town, South Africa. Here where I live, the squirrels are busy preparing for winter. I have seen them darting hither and to, gathering up what they need to survive … Continue reading

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Colours Galore

Playing with paints is something I have not done for a long time. I bought a set at the Dollar Store for my journal assignments as part of the e-course I am taking. I felt like a kid as I … Continue reading

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Shedding Skins

A science teacher I know was showing me the snake skin that had been shed. Fascinating really. Think about what that surrender must be like–to let it all go and trust that what is new will be what is needed. … Continue reading

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I am Imperfectly Me

Our minds are beautiful gifts…when they work well. I have just started a six-week e-course with Brene Brown on the Gifts of Imperfection. Our thoughts control us. We can look back, as in this photograph, and recreate an image that … Continue reading

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I Get By

Today’s readings are challenging. They teach us that we get by with a little help from our friends, even if we begrudge them.  Aaron and Hur help Moses win the battle when he does not have the strength himself to … Continue reading

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Laundry Day

I did not have time for laundry today but I have put away most of my summer clothes. Fall is definitely here. I am still trying to get away without socks though. I could use a onesie like this to … Continue reading

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Duck Duck Goose

Children’s games never leave us. We remember them and teach them to the kids in our lives. When I was in Ontario last year I had taught my friend’s children “Mother, may I?” This summer when I returned they pleaded … Continue reading

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