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The Path To Enlightenment

Light vs. Darkness. What does that mean for you? For me, it’s far from a literal translation. The pursuit of enlightenment is a very personal journey and to do so, one must be entirely open to the possibilities that are out there, dismissive of nothing. When I lived in an abusive situation, my abuser strived…… Continue reading The Path To Enlightenment

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A Unique Illustration of Motion

As someone who likes to approach my WordPress courses from a unique angle, I spent a few days trying to figure out how I was going to approach my Developing Your Eye II Day 5 Assignment, “Moment ~ Capturing Motion”. The thing is, I didn’t want to take a photo of something in motion, indicated…… Continue reading A Unique Illustration of Motion

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Finding Balance {and Warmth} After Loss

ne morning, during Winter 2014, my daughter and I were forced to vacate our warm beds so that we could subject ourselves to the biting cold weather outside. It felt reminiscent of our school journeys while living in the UK, when we spent many a cold morning, shivering at the bus stop. We had to…… Continue reading Finding Balance {and Warmth} After Loss

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The Joys of Grandparenthood

Our granddaughter is now 8 weeks old and it seems like she only arrived sometime last week. It’s been fun watching her grow and develop from the ever-sleeping tiny newborn to the more wakeful, articulate, slightly older infant she is now. I love how her little eyes catch mine, followed by a conversation punctuated with…… Continue reading The Joys of Grandparenthood

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Something To Talk About Over Lunch

It was a routine stop at a local fast food restaurant. After we sat down at our table, my eyes drifted up and saw that the window nearest to our table had a new feature. I looked at Chris and said something to the gist of, “Wow…something happened here.” We hadn’t heard anything in the news…… Continue reading Something To Talk About Over Lunch

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How To Find Real Warmth

“We must be a beacon of hope, because if you tell people there’s nothing they can do, they will do worse than nothing.” ~ Margaret Atwood Just outside of my local church, there’s a hut where we light prayer votive candles which radiate a warmth that’s more than just the heat from the flames. It’s a…… Continue reading How To Find Real Warmth