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    To be human is […]

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    I believe anyone, anywhere, living under any environmental conditions can find comfort and solace simply by doing a little humming or singing.  The truth of that thought was confirmed for me several weeks ago […]

  • Thumbnail“What??  Pat Wenger, come back here fast…there’s a bobcat sitting in my birdbath!”  Now can you imagine any sane woman not speculating about the sanity of one who thinks she sees a bobcat in her birdbath?  But Pat […]

  • ThumbnailI love the feeling of overwhelming enthusiasm. I get that feeling over a great book, a mouthful of chocolate, a cup of black vanilla tea, a deep red rose… (just a few of my enthusiasm triggers). But there’s […]

  • ThumbnailTo everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: . . . a time to weep, and a time to laugh. —Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4

    Eleven or twelve hours after my mother’s death, I was in the shower, which […]

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    I’ll be home for Christmas and in therapy the day after.”  That was the message imprinted on my beverage napkin at a recent holiday gathering.  The message is meant to be light hearted but the poignant […]

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    Sometimes I forget God is pleased when I have a “night on the town”! Without realizing it I can consider “fun stuff” just “human stuff” which I must be careful exists in harmony with my “spiritual stuff”. […]

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    I am currently writing a book entitled Constantly Craving in which I discuss a universal craving we all have for “more”.  More what?  More of life’s good stuff like fun, satisfaction, happiness; the list […]

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    Have you ever been accused of engaging in anthropomorphous thinking?  (Would you be tempted to think any word with that many syllables must have to do with something immoral, illegal or fattening?)  You may […]

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    I have been the victim of a stomach virus that clings to my system with the tenacity of a nylon slip. This is day six. I’m better but not "back." What’s the delay? My body and its lack of bounce back […]

  • ThumbnailWe generally assume our value is determined by what we do. If I do my job well, I may be promoted. If I do it poorly, I may be replaced or demoted. The same mentality is true with human relationships. If I’m […]

  • ThumbnailBy the time you read this, I will have celebrated my seventy-third year of walking, running, biking, and sometimes skating around on this earth. I can’t say I’ve enjoyed every minute of it—there have been moments […]