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Bles-sed: "Made Holy; consecrated"

One of my favorite signs of spring is the bucket men. I’m afraid I don’t know what else to call them. As the snow disappears, there is a group of black men who appear at a busy intersection near my church. 603 more words

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Slum-ber-ing: To be in a state of inactivity, negligence, quiescence, or calm. To dispel or forget by slumbering."

It is Good Friday.
I am sitting in a silent sanctuary.
Seven candles are burning on the Communion table draped in the black of mourning. 567 more words

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A Few Words on ... BOGOs

My mother relies on my sister and me for all of her transportation needs which, of course, includes her grocery shopping.  So we have a deal worked out that whichever one of us takes her gets Savings Catcher rights to her receipt.   1,099 more words

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Con-tent-ment: the state of being mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are.

Do you remember a catchy little song from the ’80’s that went, “Don’t worry, be happy” for about 10 minutes straight? It would get stuck in my mind and become an unintentional mental mantra. 299 more words

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Tol-er-ance: To endure without repugnance; put up with;capacity to endure pain or hardship

What is your pain threshold? I can tolerate moderate pain up to a certain point, and then I admit, I get whiney! When I had my emergency eye surgery, one of the most difficult parts of that experience was when the very young residents were trying to insert an IV into my dehydrated and invisible veins. 201 more words

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I dropped out of Blogging U.

A few weeks ago, I signed up for Writing 201: Poetry, a course by The Daily Post that is designed to inspire, guide and generally help one to become a better blogger. 200 more words

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Re-sur-rect: Rising again, as from decay, disuse, etc.; revival. To bring back to life.

Did you ever think you would be so happy to see dirt? DIRT! Squishy, muddy, beautiful brown dirt! We have spent the last few weeks entombed in snow and ice, the dreary bleakness seeping into our souls. 211 more words

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