Fear and Wisdom

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One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned over the past few months is how to work through and move beyond my fears. This knowledge has liberated me in how I handle adversity, and I am no longer b... Read More


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an·tic·i·pa·tion noun (ˌ)an-ˌti-sə-ˈpā-shən Definition of ANTICIPATION 1   a : a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action      b : the act of looking forw... Read More


Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.  Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair... Read More


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Just a quote for the day.  I find this very fitting. AmyNature Girl. Mom. Wife. Friend. Photographer. Sewer. Crafter. Artist. To borrow a phrase – “Yeet Ye Riche” seaofestrogen.com... Read More

Fanning the Flames

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People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself.  But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.  ~Thomas Szasz The phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird t... Read More

Defeat is not Defeated!

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Friday and Saturday was the Oregon 3A/2A/1A State Track Meet. Emma qualified in three events; the 4×100 meter relay, the 100 meter sprint, and the 200 meter sprint. All season long, she has been ... Read More

Daily Thoughts

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This hangs on my mirror in our bathroom.  I look at it each morning when I am getting ready. AmyNature Girl. Mom. Wife. Friend. Photographer. Sewer. Crafter. Artist. To borrow a phrase – &#8220... Read More


That’s what this big fellow seems to be saying to the world.  Today, I second that feeling!  Not for any particular reason, just because it’s one of those days. No matter what happens&#8... Read More


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I received this as an e-mail from Aaron’s mom and step-dad, Tom & Carol, today.  I love it, and I thought it should be out in the open for all the mothers I know to see. Real Mothers don&#... Read More

Thank You!

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I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies.  The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.  ~André Gide I s... Read More

Calming Spirits

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Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.  Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.  ~St Francis de Sales July is usually my... Read More

Work Crew

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The second time we went to the mountains to get firewood was so much easier for a couple reasons.  We found a spot where all the wood we needed was within 100 yards of each other and the pick up, we ... Read More