Tag Archives: blessings

Feelin’ birthday blessings…

  I am driving back home today along the shores of Lake Superior, thinking now of you and you and you. The car tires strum pavement, waves lap and seagulls wing overhead. Have just spent almost a week with my … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

The titillation of conflict

I am still amazed at our human propensity to be titillated about conflict. Something in the human mind loves drama. We so often rush to read about negativity, challenges, despair, suffering. We’re often intrigued to learn more about the day’s … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Hope in darkness

The clock ticks 6 a.m. Outside our Little House in the Big Woods the wind howls fiercely.  Father November has thrown a deep cloak of blackness across the breasts of trees and the wood stove sputters in the basement. Barry … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Blessings of the flock

Tuesday.  Blessings of the flock. You’re walking up the road.  The air feels still.  Silence reigns between tall trees with lingering yellow leaves.  Fallen leaves smell crisp with childhood memories of burning raked piles.  In the distance, a logging truck … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Could rejection, illness or suffering ever be a blessing?

We tend to think of blessings as positive happenings in our lives. We win a million dollars, we secure the desired job, we raise perfect children, we finish school, we live secure and content happily ever after. We tend to … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

When eagles somersault and autumn leaves sparkle here at home

Today shall be my weekly blessing post.  Thanks to my blogging friend from Scotland, Harula, who has inspired me to write weekly until 2014 dawns. Please admire the photos of the still-gorgeous autumn leaves all around our house.  This is … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 78 Comments

Gratitude for sh*t

Gentle reader, We’ve now reached Week 3 of this Gratitude series. This week something happened. I hesitate to tell you what.  It might offend your sensibilities.  Literally, this might stink.  It is a very sh*tty blog. But let us persevere! … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 39 Comments