Civic Duty

When I received my notice for Jury Duty, it was with mixed feelings. At the age of 64, I hadn't been called since I was 18. I have no idea why, but it was a bit of a surprise to see that red and white notice. Having just come through an incredibly stressful few months, …

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I've been a bit quiet here for awhile. My brother recently received a lung transplant to replace a lung diseased with pulmonary fibrosis. Unfortunately, he never regained consciousness following surgery and he passed away a few days ago. Someday soon I will give my thoughts on the dreadful disease that killed him, but for today …

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A Greater Plan

I have been asking you all for prayer a lot lately. They have been reasonable requests given the people in my life experiencing difficult times. Thank you for your kind thoughts and your prayers. I have learned a lot about prayer over the years and am learning even more as I'm about to take my next …

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Transplanted!

On February 14, 2018, our brother, Charlie Williams, was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  On February 15, 2019 he received a single lung transplant. Our family knows this disease all too well. This is the second member of our family to be diagnosed with IPF.  Our brother Phil also had IPF and had a lung …

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Yesterday was so Hopeful

Yesterday was so hopeful. My brother has been waiting four and a half months for lungs to become available. His pulmonary fibrosis is taking it's toll on his body and on his mind. A transplant of his lungs is the only cure for this devastating disease. His blood-type, B+, represents about 9% of the population.  …

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I’m Taking a Different Direction

I have been spending these early morning hours reviewing the videos from my Metaphysics class trying to understand, more deeply, these lessons of the meaning beneath the words we have been given throughout time. As with most things, I hear things differently the 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time around.   I stopped the video …

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Sit Peacefully

Yes, January 2019 has been a tough month for my family. Some of what occurred I humanly wish I could reverse because it was very difficult to move through. No matter who you are, you experience times like this. In the end, I am grateful for all of it. I am grateful for this spiritual …

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Which Way Are You Spinning?

This human life journey you are on is amazing in so many aspects if you pay attention to it. There is so much more to our existence than what you can see, feel, touch, hear and taste. If you go from birth to death without acknowledging the wonder beneath these senses (the human self), without …

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We Are Still Rising

  I wrote this in 2017 prior to the Women's March on Washington and my son, Danny, was one of several people to share it.   I still feel strongly that we have the opportunity to bring about great change in this country. Not only as women but as mothers raising young men. Make a difference …

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I should have named you Grace

We had just finished out 2018 on New Year's Eve with the Burning Bowl Service at Unity North (where I work) during which we release any burdens from the previous year (or lifetime). At the Burning Bowl service we take a few minutes to write down what hasn't served us well, and, quite literally, set …

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