Reflections On The Journey 

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Reflections From Faye

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Rest and Refuge

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I don’t know of anyone who likes to get sick. I know I don’t. And yet it happens periodically. Every year I get some kind of cold which brings me down for a few days. I may have to cancel some activities because I don’t feel the best, but I recover and things are fine.

 

This year was no exception. Last week I felt a slight sore throat one day, and of course my mind turned upside down and ran overtime wondering if this was the onset of Covid. I cancelled m...

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Try, Try Again

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, I did it again. I made a mistake, and I hurt someone. I apologized later, once I realized how what I had said hurt the other person, but the guilt hit anyway. I was tempted to tell myself that I was a failure. Had I listened, I might have dragged myself down further. But fortunately, I didn’t listen. Instead, I tried again.

 

We all have days like that, don&#...

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Patience

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

This pandemic of ours has lasted many months now, and it seems like it will never end. People had become so used to having instant everything – instant meals, instant communications, and instant access to almost every kind of information - so it has been hard when this new virus popped up. People no longer had instant access to many things. Groceries and other necessities suddenly became ...

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Nuggets

Posted on August 24, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I love the word “nuggets.” This noun is defined as a small lump of gold or other precious metal, a small chunk or lump of another substance, or a valuable idea or fact. Gold nuggets have long been sought after through the centuries by prospectors all over the globe as that metal was quite valuable. When my grandsons were younger, one of their favorite foods was chicken nuggets, so the...

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Gitchi Gami

Posted on August 17, 2020 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

My husband and I spent most of last week along Lake Superior, on the Minnesota shoreline affectionately known as the North Shore. We stayed in a resort by Lutsen and took day trips in different directions. We have been up on the shore several times before, so we focused this trip on places we had yet to discover and see.

 

For four days straight we hiked in several state pa...

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I've Learned...

Posted on August 10, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve learned a lot of things during my life. I’ve learned how to make mistakes, to laugh, to cry, to help others, and much more. I recently received an email from a dear friend with these words from the late Andy Rooney, and as I read them I felt it sums up a lot of what I have learned. So today I am sharing his words with you.

 

“I’ve Learned” – by Andy Rooney

 

I've learned....That when you're in love, it shows.

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In My Hometown

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

One of this past week’s readings was the gospel of Matthew passage where Jesus came back to his hometown and began to teach the people (Matt 13:54-58). The people were astonished and were disinclined to believe him, saying “Isn’t he the carpenter’s son?” He did what he could to teach them, but due to their lack of belief, Jesus was not able to work many miracles ...

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Sunshine

Posted on July 27, 2020 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Lately we have had days where the clouds prevail and rain intermittently passes through. This helps the crops grow tall and flowering plants are refreshed. Unfortunately the rain also leaves the dewpoint high resulting in high humidity, so on sunny days we get sweltering heat.

 

But I still enjoy Minnesota summers. I love to spend as much time outside as I can, especially on the...

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Nature

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

One blessing I have received from the pandemic with the need to stay close to home is that I have more free time. Since I am unable to do some of my volunteer activities (for now), and visits and lunches with friends are less common, I have time to focus on other things.

 

I have taken on a few indoor projects (and my husband will tell you that it’s about time…;) and ...

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Encouragement

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know that I now have been writing these blogs for four years? It doesn’t seem like that long! But it’s true - my first blog was published on July 11, 2016. Looking back, I remember it was kind of scary, taking that leap into the world of blogging, and knowing that I likely would not reach a huge readership following. But that did not matter to me then, nor does it matter ...

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