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My Cup Runneth Over

Aloha Friday… we sat next to the river along a grassy mound in an open amphitheater watching the hundreds of people laughing, enjoying each others company and sampling local drinks from over 100 vendors.  The clouds were out in all their glory as if to say, “Hey – don’t forget about us, we’re the ones putting on […]

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Celebrating Motherhood

Today we honor and celebrate mothers all around the world. It is the celebration of motherhood – part of our divine nature.  Just as Eve is called the mother of all the living (before she had children) we as the daughters of Eve, whether married or single, maternal or barren, share in this divine nature […]

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Grow Old Along With Me

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in His hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!’” (RB) One of the greatest pleasures of our life is growing […]

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THIN PLACE

There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller. Yesterday was a full day here in this simple Celtic community in foothills of the Alps. As we looked out the window of our lovely room the mountains seemed to be […]

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Fish Stinks

Okay – I have come to a new awareness of what it means to be a traveling guest. Fish stinks! There is a couple across the hall who share the kitchenette with us. They arrived 2 nights ago and rather than joining in with all the gang here at meal time in the dining room […]

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Time is on my side!

According to the town square clock here in Burtigny it is 3:30am and I should be asleep. But I’m not! In years past I would get irritated with laying awake these 5 hours…but not anymore. I suppose that is one of the blessings of age. I learn acceptance of things that I cannot change. And […]

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And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!

As I sit at a long table in the dining room  here in the small Swiss village of Burtigny, I am enjoying a quinoa veggie salad. Across from me sat Daniel, a thin young lad from Africa. Darker than a lost moon night and gentler than a newborn lamb, he shyly talked of his homeland […]

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The Pilgrimage Begins

  In the words of Mark Twain…       Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Our journey […]

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Learner

The illiterate of the 21st century will not only be those that cannot read and write, but those that cannot learn, unlearn and re-learn. I just arrived home after being gone for 3½ months. I’m glad to be home yet my heart is heavy. During our absence my next door neighbor died. While on holiday […]

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Whose hands it’s in…

A basketball in my hands is worth about $19. A basketball in Michael Jordan’s hands is worth about $33 million. It depends whose hands it’s in. A baseball in my hands is worth about $6. A baseball in Roger Clemens’ hands is worth $475 million. It depends on whose hands it’s in. A tennis racket […]

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