Month: December 2015

Holding On To The Magic of Christmas.

When I was a little girl, Christmas was a magical time for me.  It wasn’t just the rituals, decorations, sweets and gifts; it was the feeling in the air; the feeling of living in an enchanted bubble for a few weeks out of the year. I adored the idea that the whole world would wake up on Christmas morning and […]

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Is There a War in Your Own Backyard?

It seems like every time we turn around, there’s another disturbing tragedy playing out in front of our eyes. Fear looms overhead like a dark cloud, making us feel uncertain and vulnerable.  We justifiably cry out to our leaders to intervene and stop the wars . . . but we can’t just look to our leaders for […]

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Does Everything Happen For a Reason?

“Everything happens for a reason.”  Why do people say that when unwanted things come up?  Is there supposed to be a reason for all uninvited events?  An other-worldly explanation to make sense of the things that make no sense?  It’s like throwing up your arms when contemplating Velveeta.  “I’m not certain what happened here but I’m sure […]

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