Struggle Session

Photo by Humble Lamb on Unsplash

“Struggle session” is a fairly new term for me. I’ve been hearing it in political and educational news over the last couple of years. I’m not sure exactly what it means, but when I listen to the context, it doesn’t sound pleasant. To me, it sounds like a heated argument that is unlikely to be resolved without force or someone giving in to something they don’t believe. If this is going on in our political and educational systems, there are going to be hard feelings for a very long time! I shudder to think of the division. Then, I ask, is there good that comes from this practice?

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Clean It Out!

Circumstances have changed and cleaning out our home is no longer in the far off future. It needs to be done now! We knew this deadline would eventually come and we will clean up our act. The projects and stuff that accumulated over the last 30-plus years needs to be dwelt with in the next several months. Let’s just say those ‘chickens have come home to roost!’ And they need a place to stay!

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Prayers and Promises

Prayer and Promise Jars Ready to be Filled (Photo by Milly Moss)

There is an old idea a friend recently mentioned to me. Creating a prayer box. Prayer jars and boxes were popular as gifts a couple of decades ago. At the time, I made a few for my loved ones. My mom still has hers and mentions it, every once in a while, when it is a blessing to her. It is a blessing to me that something I put together with love and a little faith still blesses.

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Growing up

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The last couple of weeks, Isaiah has me wondering just when will I ‘grow up?’ It seems growing up is a process. At eighteen I thought, I’m all grown up! Then stepped into the world as an adult. Oh my! I had a lot to learn! At 21, the State decided I was a full adult. Hm… does that mean they thought I’d grown up? If they did, they were wrong. Looking back over five decades, I see how much I have grown up in the last 10, 20 and even 30 years. And… There is so much I haven’t learned. Now I ask myself, “will I ever grow up?”

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Come Back

Milly’s Come Back Mango

How are things going? Sunday was the coldest day of 2022 in South Florida so far. Don’t laugh. It got to 36 degrees Fahrenheit, then climbed to a high of 59 degrees! Okay… laugh with me. I did cover my plants that night. We lost none except the bloom is off the mango! The great thing about trees is they usually come back in the spring, even in South Florida!

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Who First?

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Waking up in 2022 has me looking around to see the lay of the land. The amount of information is overwhelming to my earthly senses. But it has opened my eyes to new things. As I dig to confirm sources and verify information, I found a theme resonating beneath the layers of words. Family First! (Insert Country here) First! People First! Me First!, First, First, First! If I understand correctly, we want to know where to start and what needs to be first. While the people shout a mantra of sorts to focus the leaders, I wonder… Who truly goes first?

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Service

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Here in America, service projects and giving ramps up at the end of the year. Whether it is the good will of the holidays or the tax write off by the end of the year, there are many opportunities to serve our fellow man. As with everything American, we whip ourselves into an exhausting frenzy with wonderful projects. In the past, these many choices have left me exhausted, sometimes sick, and glad the season was over for another year.

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The Little Things Too

Thanksgiving holiday in the United States this year has me wondering what I am thankful for this year. The littlest things keep popping into my head along with the disasters this year brought us. It appears the leaders of the world have set themselves up to ‘provide’ for us. They talk of providing food, safety, vacations, health, and retirements. Yet, we cannot guarantee these things if life. Many of us around the world are ready to step away from “security” and into life.

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