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- DNA Ethnicity Test Result Reliability – It’s All About Expectations
- Chasing Family – Online Family Trees: To Post or Not to Post?
- Chasing Family… Down a Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree
- The Pros and Cons of Fear and Anger
- Starting a New Holiday Tradition
- The Giving Season and the Thoughtful Giver
- Do I Really Have My Father’s Eyes?
- Symbols of Cities and Lands
- Land Meets Water
- The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude
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Tag Archives: Gratitude
Starting a New Holiday Tradition
Well, here we are into the first week of Advent! In addition to the Sunday celebration services and advent candle lightings, that means baking, wrapping, decorating, and mailing. I don’t know about you, but we still send paper Christmas holiday … Continue reading
The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude
Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the Word Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from Heaven Like … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Ruminations Tagged aging, ephemeral, Gratitude, nature, outdoors, Photo Challenges, postaday, Weekly Travel Theme 18 Comments
Father’s Day Remembrances
A few weeks ago, my Future Challenge asked what your legacy will be. I started blogging long after my Dad passed away, and so he hasn’t been featured much in my posts. Still, he was a big influence in my … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Ruminations Tagged family, Father, Father's Day, Gratitude, holiday, lifestyle, Memories, Thanks 10 Comments
Faith of Our Fathers – or Mothers – Why Lent?
It’s Lent – in fact we’re almost halfway through it. Both my parents and all four of my grandparents were Protestants, most of them actively practicing their faith and attending church services as long as they were physically able. But when … Continue reading
Posted in Giving Back, Ruminations Tagged Easter, Gratitude, Lent, lifestyle 9 Comments
Danke Sehr, Liebschen!
‘Tis the season to be jolly! I’m feeling the love. Cee at Cee’s Photography has shared the Liebster Blog Award with me – Thank you, Cee! Of course, this means I get to share the award with eleven other … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Tagged Blog, Blog award, Gratitude, Liebster Blog Award 21 Comments
Thanksgiving Reflections: On Being Seriously Grateful, and Finding Contentment
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you … Continue reading
Posted in Ruminations Tagged choices, Contentment, family, Gratitude, lifestyle, retirement, Thanksgiving 31 Comments
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