Category Archives: Repost–Summer 2024

Reposts of previous blogs during the summer break.

Repost: When Giving Is All We Have

A repost from November 23, 2023 One river givesIts journey to the next.  We give because someone gave to us.We give because nobody gave to us. We give because giving has changed us.We give because giving could have changed us. … Continue reading

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Repost: Presume the Best

A repost from November 14, 2024 Over my lifetime, more than one person has come along with the message that in the midst of conflict or potential conflict, we should presume the best of the other party’s intention. The fact … Continue reading

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Repost: Shame In Accepting Generosity

A repost from November 2, 2023 Whether directly shouted into our ears or subtly inculcated through culture, individualism runs deep. How many times have you heard (or said) “I don’t want your charity”? What’s wrong with accepting charity? The hand … Continue reading

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Repost: Living Up to Our Potential

A repost from October 23, 2023 It’s October in the South.  We will soon be free from days full of sunshine and comfortable temperatures.  My gardening will come to a halt…. just as soon as I finish transplanting daffodils, sifting … Continue reading

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Repost: Amy’s Tree

Reposted from October 19, 2023 Raising 4 children in our home meant Christmas was a hectic time of gift secrecy, nonstop cooking and decorations everywhere. I always put up a traditional tree filled with the wonky ornaments my children made … Continue reading

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Repost: Mealtime Traditions

Reposted from October 10, 2023 My family didn’t pass down many generations-old traditions, but the few I can think of are allbased around food. First, when I was growing up, it was always important to my family to eattogether. I … Continue reading

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Repost: A Basket Full of Comfort

Reposted from October 3, 2023 Heritage has at its core the word inheritance, an allotted portion. For each of us, this includes the chromosomal inheritance of our biology. This means my hazel eyes and Welsh fair skin were allotted to … Continue reading

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