Category Archives: Deciphering Life

God Meets Us In Our Desert

Last week before going to bed, I read some Facebook posts of people with whom I no longer have regular contact.  I found what I read to be upsetting.  Then I had even more disturbing dreams about these people.  I … Continue reading

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Angels in the Graveyards

A few years ago, two alive and healthy angels took on the task of sprucing up the tombstones in local cemeteries.  These widowed angels began the project when they found moss growing on the not-very-old grave markers of their spouses.  … Continue reading

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Dangerous, Funny Story

      New alert!  I tried to kill myself (inadvertently)!!!  :-0   I decided I was hungry for something yummy. . . like gluten free brownies.  The Betty Crocker mix is quite good!  So I reached under the sink for PAM to … Continue reading

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Can Brokenness Bring Blessedness?

Recently, I read two books on the conjunction of brokenness and blessedness.  First, Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way: a daring path into the abundant life.  She points out that blessings can be found within our brokenness.  Everyone eventually suffers pain … Continue reading

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Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed:  Little things that can change your life…and maybe the world By Admiral William H. McRaven Reviewed by Nina Walsh, June 28, 2017 at Chautauqua Institution This is a magical little book that can bring one hope, healing, … Continue reading

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A Story of Dogs, Ship, Presidents, Speed, and Being at the Right Place at the Right Time

This morning Fox News was broadcasting the Commissioning of the new Navy aircraft carrier battleship, the Gerald R. Ford.  Wonderful event with Trump arriving by helicopter.  I had the TV on in my bedroom and living room  so that I … Continue reading

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Gratitude List

      A – Apple computers; Astronomy; Ancestors B – Birds; Bible C – Car that works; Chocolate labs; Chautauqua Institution; Christmas D – Dog as faithful companion E – Energy, enough to accomplish what I want to do F … Continue reading

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