Category Archives: Making It Real

Blind Optimism? or Faith?

The subject of blind optimism compared to real faith is one I grapple with a lot. Blind optimism feels like a form of arrogance and naivete’. Faith is more like grounding oneself in something beyond the present toward the future. … Continue reading

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Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, London — Discover

In his “Sticks in the Smoke” project, painter Nick Andrew has been visiting and drawing a different public park or garden in central London each week in 2016. Here, he captures the energy of Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. via Speakers’ … Continue reading

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Tell Less, Ask More…A Search for Being Real

There are moments when we see the truth of our lives. Moments when we see who we really are, where we really are in the id and ego of this thing called a personality. In the Christian faith I have … Continue reading

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The River of Forgetfulness

The writer Virginia Woolf saw beyond the ordinary. She was authentic in her work, in describing the world around her. And her words became the palette in which she painted truth regarding women in the world during post World War … Continue reading

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Imaginary Versus Real-Stories that come and go and stay too long.

Everyday, we experience and live and relive a story we have written for ourselves. The power of thought and the word is strong. But only as strong as the experience and feelings we attach to it.  That is why it’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Gone Past-Family

Being born in December has always had its advantages. Yes, I said advantages. Holiday decorations, magical laden Christmas trees (at least as a young child and girl I have always felt the Christmas tree was so magical), Christ’s birth honored … Continue reading

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I Should Be…The Art of Procrastination

How many times have we said, “I should be or I ought to be doing blank?” I should be working on the project at work. I should be exercising. I should be organizing my dresser. I should be cooking dinner instead … Continue reading

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