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Muse

You make me happy when skies are grey... My garden is a constant source of inspiration. Being surrounded by green and growing things has such a calming effect on me. Often times when my mind and spirit are troubled, I... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: A Vivid Life and the Changing Seasons

I'm going to combine a couple photo challenges within my Thankful Thursday post this week. Firstly, I want to thank Cardinal Guzman for starting the Changing Seasons Photo Challenge in which one takes several pictures during the month and places... Continue Reading →

Longing for Spring

To view larger images, click on any picture. Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Thankful Thursday: Living in the Moment

When we yield to discouragement or despair it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future. While thinking about my Thankful Thursday theme for today and checking my emails, I came across this... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Sleep

  Sleep - Noun, a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Fall Camping at Jenny Jump

Every fall, our family camps at Jenny Jump State Forest in Hope, NJ. And every fall, I am amazed at the beauty and brilliant colors of the forest. It rained our first night there, but we were cozy, warm, and... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Renewed and Transformed

Retreat: a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax. A period of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and meditation. Last weekend I attended a retreat in beautiful western New Jersey. I am so thankful for... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Even When I Want to Rant

Let's start this post by complaining, shall we? Life is hard. Life is a challenge. Life is not always sunny days, happy kids, and a clean kitchen. Aches and pains. Sadness and disappointment.  A strained relationship.  Illness and an unsure... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: America the Beautiful

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness And every gain divine! O beautiful for patriot... Continue Reading →

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