Phyllis' Blog

Moments and experiences come and go so quickly, and often we fail to see them for their value in our lives. We don’t take time to ponder them and take a second look at them. I believe to find the wonder in the world, we should be taking a second look at simple things. That’s what I like to blog about – those plain, every-day, nondescript moments that can delight us if we but look.

Jumping for Joy

We live in such a fabulous world in such a fascinating time in history. You might not come to that conclusion from watching the news or reading the newspapers, but nonetheless, it’s still true. During the fall season, Bill and I enjoy sailing the St. Lawrence River through Canada and New England, visiting interesting ports…

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Hibernating in August

Hibernating is something that bears do in the wintertime. It’s also something I do when I’m seriously writing. But unlike bears, I haven’t quite stored up enough fat to last several weeks, so I do come out for food. It means unplugging from social media, saying “no” when I would ordinarily say “yes,” and gracefully…

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A perfectly, lovely Saturday . . .

My days of the week each have personalities, probably defined by my scheduled activities. There are writing days (my favorite); there are days to schedule meetings and other activities that require me to leave home, and then there are those days that throw me a few surprises. I happen to be one of “those” people…

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Where there is despair . . . hope.

In the past few days when the headlines were horrific, when the silent voices of lifeless victims were screaming, when those, whose lives have been forever changed, were sobbing, I’ve been silent. Many of my writer/minister friends have had helpful and important things to say that speak Truth and comfort. Others have just expressed their…

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Rainbows and Reflections

I remember as a child singing about April showers bringing May flowers, but this year it seems those April showers turned into serious storms that have lasted through May. Frequent threats of hail the size of golf balls have motivated us to pull the potted Meyer lemon underneath the porch until maybe September. It is…

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CHOCOLATE ON MY MIND

I have a friend who knows what my answer will be when she calls and asks what I’m doing. She joins me in unison with my standard reply, “I’m wrapped in a blanket, sitting in my cuddle chair, watching TV, and eating bonbons.” Then we both giggle for she knows me well, and she translates…

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