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Why Do You Seek...
Sunday, April 04, 2021      2 comments

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!" Luke 24:5-6 Wishing you and yours a joyous Easter! ... Read more
It's About More...
Wednesday, March 17, 2021      2 comments

It's about more than snakes, shamrocks, green beer, or corned beef and cabbage. It is about where would we be today had not the Saints of old been so filled with Christian love that they dedicated all they were and had to carrying the Word and ... Read more
We Welcome...
Friday, January 01, 2021      2 comments

"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." -- Rainer Maria Rilke ... Read more
The New Year...
Thursday, December 31, 2020      2 comments

"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written." -- Melody Beattie Wishing my fellow Sparklers a Happy New Year's Eve! ... Read more
Hope Smiles...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020      6 comments

"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.' " Alfred Lord Tennyson Yes, I did post this very same thing at the beginning of 2020--what a cockeyed optimist! ... Read more
The Days Available...
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      4 comments

"The days available to say a kind word to someone this year are rapidly drawing to a close. Lord God, teach us to be kind"--Suzanne Woods Fisher So I don't miss one of my last chances this year, I send best wishes to all for a Happy New Year a... Read more
Year's End...
Monday, December 28, 2020      3 comments

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on."--Hal Borland ... Read more
Wishes of Comfort and Joy
Saturday, December 26, 2020      4 comments

Currently reading Christmas with Miss Read (Dora Shafe Saint, 1913-2012). I so love her introduction and hope it brings you some comfort and joy for this Christmas season: "But the fact that Christmas Day falls in the dreariest time of year hi... Read more
Candy Corn
Thursday, September 17, 2020      4 comments

I love candy corn, because it tastes like childhood in the PA mountains, when the appearance of candy corn meant fall--my favorite time of year--was just around the corner. The taste of candy corn goes hand in hand with the smell of burning leav... Read more
Eternal Wisdom
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      4 comments

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was depressed on Christmas Day, 1863. His country was torn apart by Civil War, hate and grief filled the atmosphere. His wife died from burns after catching her skirt on fire, and he was caring for his his young son wh... Read more
Honoring the Fallen
Monday, May 25, 2020      5 comments

Those who disrespect our flag have never been handed a folded one. Have a thoughtful and solemn Memorial Day. ... Read more
Felinian Rhapsody
Thursday, April 30, 2020      7 comments

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March Can't Make Up Its Mind
Friday, March 06, 2020      2 comments

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."-- Charles Dickens ... Read more
March Blusters
Thursday, March 05, 2020      3 comments

"The stormy March is come at last, With wind, and cloud, and changing skies, I hear the rushing of the blast, That through the snowy valley flies." ―William Cullen Bryant ... Read more
Marching Along
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      3 comments

“By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again." -- Neil Gaiman ... Read more

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