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hummingbird

A hummingbird came to play

It’s a perfect June day. And this morning, a hummingbird came to play. First it flew past my flower pots and I watched it with wonder, because I’ve never seen one in my yard. Not ever. Then as I pondered its meaning—quietly asking God what I am to absorb from this sighting—it appeared behind me, nearly […]

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Flutter for a day

Watch the butterflies flutter in our garden in the video below. This month, we are marking milestone after milestone: » 25th wedding anniversary for Jeremy and me » 18th birthday for Jesse » The end of elementary school for Dylan, marked by three-day 5th grade camping trip » Last day of high school for Jesse » Wedding of first grandchild for my […]

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new clothes

What do you lack?

But as I lay down to sleep, I remembered this passage from Thoreau’s Walden: “I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes and not a new wearer of the clothes.” Walden reminds me that when I feel lacking- I don’t need new things, I need new eyes with which to see the things […]

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Shared silence

Last weekend I attended another Anna Dvorak retreat, this time with seven of my Le Donne friends. One of the key components of Anna’s retreats is silent breakfast. We rise when we wish and Anna is up. She is already there, prepared to nurture us with her organic, fresh, nutritious foods and with our custom juice […]

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