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Enough guilt Already

Two days of rest after a trip and I don’t feel a bit guilty. I used to be pretty anxious when I didn’t accomplish much in a day. Ok, fine, I still get like that sometimes. Relaxing is not my strong suit. But resting? I’m a napping Queen. Guilt is such a funny thing. It’s tied to all kinds of fears and emotions. I’ve had many a Mom at my table saying, “But I feel guilty,” if I don’t do this thing or that or accomplish this or that. I admitted mine from the early child rearing years when I...

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Life is short, be patient…

“Maxima enim, Patientia virtus”        Patience is the greatest virtue Who says that? Um, Axl Rose? “All you need is a little patience.”  Aristotle? “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” On the other hand…”Life is short,” is also a well-known motto.  It’s poetically penned by the Bible’s King David: “As for man, his days are like grass. As a flower of the field, so he flourishes, for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof remembers it no more.” Psalm 103:15. Some would say, “Life is too short to wait.”  Cripes,...

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Mourning

Ecclesiastes 7:4a “The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning…” I recently came home from a great vacation. I’m generally a homebody so a week away requires something akin to atmospheric re-entry for me. Honestly, I just had a good time with little responsibility and once home, had to turn all grown-up again. It seems that my return to reality also brought reminders of some concerns in life that I ignored for a bit and I felt the weight of them hit hard. One evening after my homecoming,  I read a blog post from a lovely poet,...