Category Archives: Looking Towards Heaven

I Lost My Mom 28 Years Ago Today…

…and my tradition has been to spend a part of this day grieving, and a part of the day counting my blessings and reflecting on how to make the most of the time I’ve got left. I live in South … Continue reading

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Prayers & Puttering on Father’s Day

Today at our church and at churches around the nation, prayers and prayers and more prayers were lifted up for Orlando… My heart breaks for all the families who are planning funerals and memorial services when they should be planning … Continue reading

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Treasure Each Day

Today would have been my dad’s 78th birthday, and I celebrated his life today by remembering all the little things we did together: reading, drawing, fishing, woodworking, skiing, skating, painting, cooking, building, the list goes on and on…  My dad … Continue reading

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Finding Peace, Conquering Grief

I lost my mom 27 years ago today, and today I’m reminded of a little card that Mom had tucked away in her jewelry box.   The card contained just the first half of the Serenity Prayer, the part that … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayer

This Thanksgiving, as the Northeast still reels from Hurricane Sandy, as friends face difficult diagnoses, as families break apart, and as I face my own struggles, I am especially thankful to live so close to God after being away from … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day: Precious Memories

This picture must have been taken sometime in late 1973 or early 1974, because my little sister was REALLY little… I can still remember marveling that she could grip my hand so tightly with such tiny little fingers. Memories are … Continue reading

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Smiling Through the Tears: Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was a wonderful day for me because I was with my two beautiful daughters, but it is always bittersweet because my mom wasn’t here to share it with us.  It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 25 years … Continue reading

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Things are looking up…

Sometimes the most amazing things are not before you, but above you.  Even when you spend considerable time looking up, if you’re not looking at just the right time, in just the right way, you can miss it.  Special thanks … Continue reading

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Thanks again, skywriter…

It had been awhile since I’d seen any skywriting when I pulled out of my driveway and headed to pick up a friend when, lo and behold, there it was.  This time it wasn’t on I-95.  It was visible right … Continue reading

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Thanks, skywriter…

I’ve seen skywriting before and paid little attention, but… Continue reading

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