August 3, 2020

A Response to Covid 19 Today, we think twice before leaving our homes to walk among strangers. Public health authorities have warned us. Stay home. That is safest. If you must go out among people, wear a mask. That’s the law in Ontario. Otherwise, outside. Gather on patios, but keep your social distance. Big crowds…

June 30, 2020

The Party Can Happen! For the past twenty-nine years, our family has gathered as a group of just under 50 people to celebrate our special needs granddaughter’s birthday. For some of us the round trip to my son’s involves a drive of at least four hours. Few of our crowd lives close by. This year…

May 28, 2020

This week when I shifted from winter to summer clothes, I gave thanks that last year’s clothes still fit. Covid 19 has severely restricted our shopping. Replacement, even as stores begin to open up, will be difficult, and not just because of social distancing. With distribution difficulties, stock in our stores is limited. Many of…

May 17, 2020

Over the last seven years, as I sold my books at church bazaars, book festivals, and more, I collected your email addresses and promised to send you a newsletter and occasional emails. Finally, I have entered all those addresses into a program on my website so I can keep my promise. This email contains a…

May 9, 2020

Forgiveness: My Mother’s Gift Mother’s Day. This year our celebration will be different. For many of us, keeping Mother safe means keeping her alone. We will talk with her on SKYPE or Facetime. We might even drop a special meal at her door, ring the bell or call and then leave. Even with Covid 19,…

April 23, 2020

Hello to all my subscribers and followers, Today is April 23rd – my 76th birthday. God’s brilliant sunshine is pouring in my windows and lighting up my soul. In the midst of this Covid 19 lock down, I feel good. More than good, my heart is singing with thanksgiving. My blessings abound. The list is…

March 26, 2020

I received this reminder from our minister, Rev. Nancy Wilson. Today I needed it. I offer it to all of you with my blessings and I’m sure hers as well. “During this time of ‘staying put at home’, practice offering a ‘walking prayer’ today. Walk or move around your house, your lot or through your…

March 25, 2020

A Pileated Woodpecker This strong young man provided entertainment, both sight and sound. Yesterday we walked along the “Rail Trail” that runs close to our home. The sun was shining. The many people using the trail were careful to keep their distance and yet still looking up and offering a “hello”. We even met a…

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