Birthday Love

There are certain times during the year that I am now taking the time to reflect on. New Year’s is one of them; I look back during that calendar year and take stock, what happened last year? What did I learn? What did I overcome? How did I feel overall? How do I […]

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Love Takes Courage

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu There are two statements here, and I will start with the latter one, first. Love takes courage! Within each person, there is a shy kernel of that person’s personality. Call it soul or mind or Freudian […]

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Vive Amando o Muere

English Translation: Live Loving or DieScroll down for the English version Nunca antes había oído hablar del estado de New Hampshire, ni siquiera sabía antes de venir que era uno de los 50 estados de este maravilloso país. Me preguntaba… ¿cómo será vivir en un lugar tan desconocido? Tantas dudas, miedos y, al […]

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The Magnitude of A Small Gesture

Growing up my family did a lot of camping. Our faith life was always incorporated. No matter where we were, we would find a way to practice. Sometimes there was even a mass at the campground where we were staying. Often, I carried this with me into my 20’s camping with my college […]

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Joy Will Find You

These pictures are of Eros, the metaphysical dog. The first picture is Eros before he receives a reward; the second picture is of him after he gobbled his delicacy. With total clarity of body and mind, Eros exuberantly celebrates the joy of a treat! When you truly love, you will find joy, but […]

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Beyond Love

My mother passed away unexpectedly at the end of January 2020 due to medical complications that resulted in a car crash. My family was devastated. She was just about to retire early, already poured her entire savings into a home in North Carolina and couldn’t wait to go by herself. She loved her […]

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Love inspired love

A labor of Love; that is what drew my eyes to the corner house yard I passed on a daily basis on my way to church or other activities in that part of town. I’d admired the tall, wild looking floral varieties growing along the front walkway. Then I watched in awe as […]

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The Terrible Proposal—15 Years Later

I tease you a lot about your proposal. We’d already been dating more than seven years. We already had a wedding date picked out, already reserved a beautiful villa nestled into the Hill Country of Central Texas. The ring wasn’t as important as the promises we’d already made to each other, the commitment […]

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Rainbows of hope

Maria, my brother and sister – in-law’s Au Pair, shared that every window in her community in Spain had a rainbow in it symbolizing hope. My two nieces, ages 3 and 2, drew these. One of them is for my mother who chose, along with my father, to self-isolate in the beginning of […]

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I love my Dog!

When I was a little girl I used to love all animals, but mostly cats and dogs. At that time a few stray dogs and cats used to go around my neighborhood; I wanted to pat them, hold them, but my mom and grandmother would not let me even approach them. They explained […]

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