Monthly Archives: November 2011

Picturing Peace

How do you picture peace? Is your life peaceful on the surface but maybe not so peaceful just below? This is the tranquil scene I found recently in the countryside of Massachusetts. Trees turning red and yellow in early autumn, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for the Now

Autumn brings us an array of changing leaves. What do you think of when you see the reds and oranges, and yellows? Beauty, for sure. This season, I’ve also been more aware of how short a time this breathtaking palette … Continue reading

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Finding Beauty in an Aquarium

An aquarium is a feast for our eyes. You’ll find bright blues, reds, and yellows and in the ocean. Fish come in stripes, too. Different kinds of fish swim in the same tank, in different directions, without lanes or stoplights. Why don’t they … Continue reading

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Digging In When You Want to Give Up

Need a shot of perseverance? Try meandering through the recreated village of Plymouth, originally built by Pilgrims in 1620. You’ll get a clear picture of what it is to stick it out when it would be easier to give up. The Pilgrims of Plymouth are famous … Continue reading

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Good Reads: The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This is a story showing — not just telling about — the power of words. Through words, strong cords of love form in the midst of a war relying on the power of might and beatings … Continue reading

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A Promise in the Bends and Twists

In the thick of the forest . . . . . . have you ever noticed that some trees grow bent? Some trees lean, looking like they may topple to the ground. Young trees fail to reach directly skywards. Established trees display … Continue reading

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