Category Archives: Coping with change

A New Year, a new me?

For me, the new year symbolizes a fresh start, full of promise and hope. As the busyness of Christmas draws to a close, it is a time to reflect on past accomplishments and failures.  It is a time to evaluate myself, and try to be a better … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fun with Frosty

Here is my oldest daughter having fun with her Daddy. It rarely snows in Tidewater Virginia, and NEVER this much at Christmastime.  I know this will be a special memory for her. Speaking of memories, today is my Mother’s birthday. She would have … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All

I wish you and your family peace and joy as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This year has been filled with many milestones for my family. 

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Happy Birthday, Grandma

Today would have been my mother-in-law’s 72nd birthday.  We lost her last year just before Christmas after a seven-year battle with a rare form of cancer called thymoma. 

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What is your image of God?

What is your image of God?   Has it changed since you were a child?  What or who has influenced how you perceive God?  When I was twelve years old, my mother lost her 9 1/2 year battle with cancer and … Continue reading

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Week of Joyful Hope and Sorrow

For my family, this week has been a mixture of joy and sorrow as we began Advent, but also said farewell to a dear friend.    On Sunday,  we began the first week of Advent, the week of hope. As Catholic Christians, my family celebrates … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Rule of Life

I recently read A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot.  The subtitle of the book is “How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul”.  I am all for that, especially the “bringing peace to my … Continue reading

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