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Things Can Shift in an Instant

posted by cgreb

Two times in the last two weeks I was feeling incredibly depleted and fatigued.  The first time it was after driving 2000 miles across the country in four days by myself – the third and longest day was through gale […]

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Grace

posted by cgreb

Last night I went to bed early, not because I was physically tired, but because I was emotionally worn out.  I didn’t have energy for anything other than the oblivion of a warm bed.  But I did not sleep soundly […]

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Lessons from a Class called Hospice

posted by cgreb

Hello, everyone. You haven’t heard from me in a while because in late November we had to admit my father into a nursing home and just three short weeks later the decision was made to bring in hospice services.  He […]

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The Mystery and the Magic

posted by cgreb

Today, this day that is called the Sabbath in the faith I was brought up in, I thought I’d express my profound gratitude for those things which are beyond the ordinary. Have you ever known something before it happened?  Have […]

Grace and Gratitude

posted by cgreb

It’s interesting.  The one thing most of us have been taught to be thankful for is our food.  Many of us were raised to “say grace” before our meals.  However, in this affluent society in which we live, many of […]

When Hard Things Happen, Change the Way You Think

posted by cgreb

So, I got word today that Dad will be admitted to a nursing home two days from now.  This is not news that anyone who loves her parent ever wants to hear.  Although with the money for his care rapidly […]

Message from the Deer

posted by cgreb

Recently I’ve been noticing many deer wandering by my mountainside home.   They are abundant here and very tame.  Because hunting is not allowed due to the nearby human population, and because the cars generally move relatively slowly (due partly to […]

Ask, Receive, Give Thanks

posted by cgreb

This morning I was feeling sub-par on several levels.  I pulled an angel card (as I often do when I need a clear message from beyond this physical world) and received the message: “Ask.”  In other words, I should ask […]

The Power of Loving Hands and Hearts

posted by cgreb

Last night I went to a drumming circle.  After an opening ritual, we did some drumming together and then there was a check-in.  As the people there, one by one, shared what was going on in their lives I became […]

All is Well

posted by cgreb

“There is nothing to worry about.”   This was one of the angel cards I drew last night.  And how grateful I was to see it. Angel cards, for those unfamiliar with the concept, are decks of cards with messages […]

Bless You!

posted by cgreb

Blessing.  There are two meanings of the word.  One is a noun – as in “count your blessings.”  The other is a verb – the act of blessing, of wishing one well, of bestowing blessings upon someone. It most certainly […]

Feeling Divinely Guided

posted by cgreb

About ten years ago I was blessed to be among several women invited to stay in a “cabin” in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  (Read: gorgeous two-story home with cathedral ceilings, several bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a wonderful deck overlooking […]

Faith in the Face of Flux

posted by cgreb

My living situation has been in a state of great flux lately.  I had moved to a new state three months ago and for two months was ensconced in a home that was perfectly fine and functional.  I had been […]

The Beauty of a Walk in the Morning

posted by cgreb

I awoke to write down a dream and the morning beckoned me.  Birdsong wafted through the open window and through the sheer gauze curtains, pale gentle colors painted the skies.  I realized a walk through this sweet May morning trumped […]

Faith in the Face of Change

posted by cgreb

Change.  It’s something that tends to happen to all of us at least a few times in our lives.  Sometimes we choose it.  We may decide to move to a place that makes our heart sing; we may change careers; […]

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What Is Most Important?
So, I have decided to take a break from writing this blog for a while. Although I have much to write about, sometimes the time, energy, and means to write it are not as available. And I’m in a place in my life right now where I don’t care to “push the river.” I have to prioritize how I use

posted 7:03:01pm Feb. 03, 2014 | read full post »

Things Can Shift in an Instant
Two times in the last two weeks I was feeling incredibly depleted and fatigued.  The first time it was after driving 2000 miles across the country in four days by myself - the third and longest day was through gale force Kansas winds that shook my car so thoroughly I had to slow way down so as not

posted 2:19:08am Jan. 28, 2014 | read full post »

What Do You Value?
On a long 2,000 mile car trip across the country recently, I found myself with some time to think.  Car trips can be good that way.  Somewhere along the way I found myself thinking about money and how we have come to place such value on something which is, in actuality, paper.  Yes, I know theore

posted 7:08:03pm Jan. 21, 2014 | read full post »

A Time for Others and a Time for Self
We're all familiar with that timeless piece of wisdom found in Ecclesiastes: "There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time to be born and a time to die,     a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3     a time to kill an

posted 2:05:32pm Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Learning to Trust
I finally figured out what I'm doing wrong.  I figured out why I've been having so much trouble with Dad's move into the nursing home, with his recent decline, and with his current fevered state.  It's not that I'm afraid of him dying, it's that I don't want him to be uncomfortable.  I don't want

posted 4:22:58am Jan. 06, 2014 | read full post »

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