It amazes me how we can walk through the fire looking back at how we used to be strong, or how we hold onto the one we love, and that love can push us forward beyond what we ever imagined……
we not only survive but we build new foundations, because the old framework was never meant to sustain us.
As you may know my wife has had cancer for many years, off and on. She will be on chemo for a very long time. You may not know that she recently had some small tumors show up where they are not supposed to be! So to be truthful it is easy to go down the bitterness road or the fear road, but we decided to go down the trust road. Meaning trusting in God.
You see our faith not only helps us, but becomes a type of a certain foundation. Never assume a person of faith is a nitwit or naïve. You have no idea what they have been through. And my wife and I want nothing to do extremist politics, which is totally off target. I’m speaking of a heart filled with love.
Back to those small tumors……they turned out to be benign! So we didn’t have to walk through the fire this time……and we thank God for that. A small yet important victory.
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In the calm silence of Christmas morning,
reflecting on all the beautiful gifts
and as I look out my window,
snowflakes begin to tumble,
so I whisper,
you know how I love the snow…..”
Merry Christmas everyone!
From our house to yours, regardless of your faith may you be infused with peace, love and joy,
and carry a great sense of hope in your heart.
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Well it has been a difficult year, hasn’t it? Maybe the most difficult year in alot of ways.
And yet, looking foward there is alot of good just around the corner. A vaccine is not far away,
so the coronavirus will be dealt with and hopefully eliminated!
In the U.S. we have a newly elected president who can help to right so many of the wrongs of the past.
No American leader should ever support the Confederate flag or monuments. No one. They are symbols of treason and racism.
Anyway the list goes on for the healing we need as a people.
On a personal note, I’m grateful for healthcare so that my wife can receive the treatments she needs.
And that she is still here walking on this earth……with me. Yes we can still be thankful.
May we move forward, looking for and working towards the healing….we all so desperately need!
From our our house to yours……wishing you a happy, safe, healthy, and blessed Thanksgiving!
And I wish you peace.
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It always amazes me how a battlefield can draw a couple closer,
two stronger than one.
We hold each other,
alot more now.
Thank you so much for all of your blessings, prayers, encouragement and well wishes! What a wonderful blessing. It has been a very difficult few days but I will respond to each of your messages.
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Well it’s not really a secret, but my number 1 blogging tip is simply, invest in other people, other blogger’s posts.
By investing I mean reading the posts in our readers. I do often leave comments too, simply to encourage others, the way I’ve been encouraged over the years.
That’s really what blogging is about. We share our work with each other and encourage each other. I so wish I could follow more of you!
Those that I do follow, your work is amazing! Thank you for being who you are, and for being part of my blogging experience.
Thank you for reading!
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Within our hearts a power we seldom tap into
or reveal, a positive flow of choosing
to be thankful,
and our world.
What are you thankful for today?
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From the very beginning we have relied on soldiers, to protect us, to protect our democracy, and to fight tyranny.
A great big thank you to all our men and women in the Armed Forces! And to those who have served already!
God bless you, we are so grateful to you!
Happy Veterans Day!
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“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
Booker T. Washington
Wishing you great success today as you overcome obstacles, inspiring others with your courage!
May your sails be filled with power and beauty!
Note: This is from my archives.
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Happy New Year everyone! No I’ve not had too much eggnog!
Ok, I admit it, it’s not really the New Year quite yet, but I’m taking a little break, and it will be 2019 soon!
And this is a good time to say thank you for a wonderful year. So thank you!
I realize my work is not as popular as it once was, but I’m still having a great time. I love writing even though I don’t make any money from it!
On my break I’ll be spending time with family, and working on my novel that I’ve mentioned before.
I’ve learned and grown this past year so I’m redirecting the novel, just slightly to reflect that.
I need to recharge, and I’m beginning a new exercise program! I want look good for my honey, who I refer to as My Love!
I have scheduled a few posts until I return.
My wife and I wish you a healthy, happy 2019, great peace, and wonderful blessings!!!
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Our union with the divine will be so much more glorious
when we walk in this world
in our hearts.
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