Category Archives: Life and Hope

A New Year Flower and a Prayer for a Friend

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  I admired a plant like this, in fact it was the mother of this one, when visiting a neighbour and friend around New Year 2017. It was so beautiful! The friend promised that he would remember me when he … Continue reading

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A Reflection on a Personal 2017 in Photos

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  Here are some highlights of our second year living in Fife, Scotland, A day trip to the beautiful village of Killin in February.     A mini cruise with my parents in May stopping off at Guernsey, the birth … Continue reading

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Trust and Give Thanks —

An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we … Continue reading

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A Couple of Coincidences ~ an Extra Special Day

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‘Where shall we go on Wednesday,’ I asked hubby last weekend. This led to a discussion: ‘Part of the West Highland Way?’ ~ ‘Too far.’ ‘Leith back towards Queensferry?’ ~ ‘Not sure.’ ‘Up the Lomund Hills or the Largs?’ ~ ‘Might … Continue reading

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Getting the balance right ~ Shake, shake, shake!

Do you ever shed tears watching the news? Suffering abounds from hurricanes to terrorist attacks to mass murders. It is so hard not to feel anxious and depressed about the world and its people at times. Do you think we … Continue reading

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Restoration, healing and the beauty of nature

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We visited Loch Ore Meadows just outside of Lochgelly, Fife today, only a few miles inland from where we live. The Loch and reclaimed landscape surrounding it, was once a site of many collieries, places where many local folks toiled … Continue reading

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Let’s pray for Tolerance, Openness and Understanding

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I was a teacher most of my working life, having the unique experience of influencing the learning and attitudes of children and young adults who spoke a wide variety of languages, were born in as many countries and followed a … Continue reading

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