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2020 Treasures: What’s Next?

I think this question defines 2020 well. Depending on the inflection, it can be loaded with implications. The answer is somewhat rhetorical. Perhaps the best response is a shrug of the shoulders. We don’t know what’s next? This thing is . . . we never did. As I wrap up […]

2020 Treasures: What Is Meant to Last

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. […]

2020 Treasures: Completion

Completing a task is a treasure in itself. There is a heft to the weight of the thing done to the best of one’s personal ability. There is credence added to the project handed-off to others who provide specific skills and professional prowess. There is satisfaction in breaking the seal […]

2020 Treasures: New Things

In this year of worldwide chaos to pandemic proportions, each member of my family has experienced a new thing. My husband started a new job. My oldest son got engaged. My middle son started working. My youngest son graduated from high school and headed off to college. Along with that […]

2020 Treasures: Themes

Whenever I am asked where my writing ideas come from, I tend to say, “Life.” There are themes I notice that repeat themselves just as there are words that with a mention take me back to where I’ve been and give hints as to where I might be going. The […]

2020 Treasures: Purpose

The saying goes that time flies. My maternal grandmother used to say often, “This too shall pass.” But, even as these two sayings are said, in the moment when life’s path seems to dead-end, it is difficult to believe that there will be a way forward. As I prepared to […]

2020 Treasures: Engagement

Because this is the season of Thanksgiving and because the word treasure has been mine during this bizarre year in history, I want to take an opportunity to share my 2020 Treasures. The first one has to do with engagement. This summer we received a video call from our oldest […]