Category Archives: Reflections on Life

Becoming Free

“You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” —John 8:32  The Milford Readers and Writers Festival held each fall in Milford, Pennsylvania inspires conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them. Featured … Continue reading

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When Were You the Stranger?

  You know the heart of a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.                                                       -Exodus 23:9 At different times in our lives, we are all the stranger, standing at the threshold hoping for a word of welcome. … Continue reading

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Longing

“As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.” -Psalm 42:1   Living in the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, my husband and I are blessed to be surrounded by acres of forests and an … Continue reading

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“I Love You, Too”

“I love you, too.”Are there any more comforting words to hear, regardless of the situation? Are there any more comforting words to say? These last words spoken by George H. W. Bush before his death last week, to his son … Continue reading

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The Magic of Scars

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”                                   … Continue reading

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Temptation of Our Day

Can anyone in America see beyond partisan politics anymore? Have we all become so blinded by the current climate that we can’t even think beyond party affiliation? “So what do you think about yesterday’s NYTimes article on Trump’s alleged tax fraud … Continue reading

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See, I Am Doing a New Thing!

Something magical, liberating, and life-changing happened on Saturday. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, an African-American divorcee. The stiff upper lip stuffiness of the royals was forever wed with a young woman who dared to declare to the world, “This is … Continue reading

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There’s a Movement Afoot

Political authorities are anxious. There’s a movement afoot. Hierarchical norms are being threatened. And by whom? A young upstart, a radical who refuses to follow their long-held rules, who speaks of a new way, a better way that bypasses familiar … Continue reading

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Olympic Dream Born

There’s nothing like the Olympics. Nothing. The best athletes from around the world gather to represent their countries, to give it their all, to get to know one another, and of course, to compete. However, the competition this year feels … Continue reading

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Things That Have Never Been

“And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke How daunting and thrilling it is to realize in a profound way, that the days ahead of us have never been. … Continue reading

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