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  • April 22, 2021
    Carefree days
    Aimlessly sifting through boxes of old photographs I paused to reflect on my life of today. Vaguely remembering the kids, we were, yet tender to the sweetness of our childhood I dust away the cobwebs to consider how time had cast aside flashes of these memories. Photos, I barely recognize slip past my fingers, until one captures my attention. 
    This snapshot from the early 1970’s...

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  • March 21, 2021
    We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
    ~Romans 5:3-5
    Week 12
    Theme: Chapter 3 of 12 (Slow, create, mindful)
    While savoring a peaceful moment I decided to enjoy...

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  • March 14, 2021
    "Spring sang softly as winter died, I'll bloom for you; while my heart still cries."
    Week: 11
    Theme: Week 3 of 12 (slow, create, mindful)
    It has been over twenty years since my father passed away. Losing him still triggers the sting of grief and many unresolved feelings. His inability to quit smoking still makes me resentful. As I live beyond his age it leaves emotions too difficult to unravel...

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  • March 7, 2021
    "Gratitude is the fairest bloom which springs from the soul"
    ~ Henry Ward Beecher 
    Theme: Chapter 3 or 12 (Slow, create, mindful)
    Week: 9 Planting new ideas
    Waking early promotes possibility when I cultivate the space for play, this dance of time provides compassion to my soul. Gratitude surges when we take the time to notice, nudging out the anxious thoughts with distraction. Slowly eliminating...

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  • February 28, 2021
    Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your ears. ~Laird Hamilton 
    Week 9: self love
    Theme: Love
    Kindness to thy self, what a curious thought
    I decided to embark on a mindfulness adventure, to pay attention to the critical thoughts that bubble up in a day. Those little disappointments that are cataloged as negative when I feel like something needs improvement; whether it is my running,...

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  • February 21, 2021
     
    Some things in life cannot be fixed, they can only be carried. ~ Megan Devine 
    Week 8: Remembering Ryan
    Theme: Love
     In the quiet
    It is always difficult to wrap my head around the anniversary of Ryan’s death. It is not a day you celebrate, but instead one that magnifies the passing of time without him. Twenty-eight years have drifted by like a haze, especially when compared to the 5 years...

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  • February 14, 2021
    "True friendship resists time, distance and silence" 
    Week 7 - Girlfriends
    Theme: Love
    What would we do without girlfriends?
    Girlfriends
    Our lives are greatly influenced by our community of friends. There to lift us when we are down, these individuals provide the light to help guide us on our journey. From the high school friendships that withstand the test of time, to the connections we form...

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  • February 7, 2021
    "leave footprints of love and kindness wherever you go" 
    The seasons of life: Week 6
    Theme: Love
    28 days
    There are only twenty-eight days in February, with an opportunity to zero our focus on love. Uncover the good, by sharing kindness. For the next 28 days I intend to document the following:
    Today I love...
    February 01 - Something oldFebruary 02 - Someone I spend time withFebruary 03 - Something I...

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  • January 31, 2021
    "Ah, kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in this world.
    Theme: Love, life and learning
    Week: 5
    Throughout my life I have examined my place in this world, seeking a purpose that explains who I am and what path to follow. The pandemic dropped me into a phase of questioning, A deeper dive into who I am. Does my behavior derive from the order...

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  • January 24, 2021
    "Extremes are easy, find balance" 
    Week 4
    Theme: Balance
    The inevitable degree of change in our lives is endless, even when we think we have control; we learn what little power we have, and that can foster further trepidation of the unknown. However, when the fear that is hinged with change is removed, we can begin to appreciate change as one of God's greatest gifts. 
    The genius of change will...

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