Tag: memories

Lessons from Madeleine L’Engle

 May 2, 2024

Recently, as part of the Festival of Faith and Writing, I attended a presentation by Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter entitled, Rejection, Revision, Repetition: Lessons Learned from an Unpublished Novel by Madeleine L’Engle. It was precisely what I needed to hear. There were so many ways that L’Engle’s story was helpful. Below are my lessons from Madeleine […]

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When Memories Are Transformed into Hope

 January 1, 2023

Many do year-end reviews. Me, I’ve been finding myself looking back over my whole life lately. I’ve been wondering, did I ever imagine myself being where I’m at today? And what about the state of the world? It’s a far cry from what I had imagined as a young adult, protesting the nuclear weapons build-up […]

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Christmas Memories from Michigan

 December 21, 2021

So many Christmas memories surface each December, precious gifts from a time long past. Perhaps we share similar memories. I’m sharing some of mine in the hope of sparking your own. Christmas Trees Each December we would drive into the country and walk across snow-covered ground to find the perfect Christmas tree for our home. […]

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God’s Holy Memory – Psalm 30:5

 December 1, 2021

The Holidays are filled with memories. Some great, others not so great. Those are the ones we would like to forget. But what do we mean when we say memory is holy? And what is God’s Holy Memory? Alzheimer’s There’s been news lately about the possibility of an Alzheimer’s vaccine. Sign me up! My mom […]

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Reminders of What Was, Is and Will Be

 October 23, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Each day I wake up to see the same faces, imperceptibly changing, getting older, especially the one I see in the mirror. Photographs of me when I was younger remind me that the me I now see didn’t always look this way. They remind me of times when my […]

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Remembering Ordinary Days filled with Goodness

 June 23, 2017

There was a time when all I remembered from my childhood was negative. I was dealing with healing past hurts and this colored my memories. Now that I’m beyond that I find myself focusing more on the positive memories. Certainly there have been good days and bad days in my life, positive experiences and negative […]

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Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

 June 18, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Our Father who art in heaven takes on a whole different meaning once your earthly father is gone. No one to call on Father’s Day, to buy tacky ties for or a bottle of his favorite booze. No more wondering what to get someone who has everything. Not that […]

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Ascension Thursday – What do we do now?

 May 25, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Jesus is taken up into heaven. The disciples are left staring up at the sky where once had been their savior. What to do now? Where to go? They continue to look at the sky, hoping against hope for one more glimpse of their friend, one more word of […]

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A Baby Every Christmas!

 December 24, 2016

“A baby every Christmas,” my grandfather used to say. He certainly did his part. He and my grandmother had eleven children. When those children got married and had children, they easily provided my grandfather with his Christmas baby. I never knew my grandfather. He died when I was three. As long as my grandfather was […]

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Dad’s Roll-Top Desk

 June 13, 2014

I’ve always loved wooden objects. I don’t know where this love comes from. I can’t necessarily attribute it to the fact that Jesus was a carpenter for this love preceded my knowledge of Jesus, though later I did make the association between wood, carpentry and Jesus. Perhaps it was the hardwood floors in the hallway […]

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