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a simple tree with glowing lights shines here, my friends, this winter night a symbol of a starlight glow that breaks the dark, that lifts the soul that stills in silence for a while with wonder of the manger child … Continue reading
I visit Trevis Gleason’s FB page and blog just about everyday. Yesterday, Trevis’s post (in the spirit of Thanksgiving) asked: “For what are you most thankful?” I am truly thankful for many things–too many to list individually on a FB comment. I tried … Continue reading
Thirteen years ago, I planted a persimmon tree in the back yard in hopes that all the fruit in years to come would fall into a handle-cranked sieve and into a mixing bowl for one of my favorite old-fashioned, old-world … Continue reading
Living on the very fringe of the North Carolina Sandhills Game Land, it isn’t unusual for nightfall to deliver sounds and shadows of a different world. I especially notice it when a full moon provides a backlight above and behind the tall … Continue reading
4:22 a.m. My feet start shuffling beneath the covers, struggling to move the rest of me towards the bathroom at the end of the hall. Returning to bed, I look at the clock. I am thankful to have a couple … Continue reading