Monday, 12 November 2018

12 November

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Let them find rest from their labours

for their works accompany them.

Revelation 14:13

the random

My sister and I sitting with our step-father, Billy.

He was a WWII navy vet.

He used his late brother's birth certificate so he could join

the navy before he was of legal age.

He fought all over the world and was awarded for bravery. 

This was taken almost 8 or so years ago now and he has since passed away.

the fun

I got to see Verne this weekend. 

He is talking so much now and is making us laugh all the time!

the good

I put a stool in front of the window by our bed for the cat.

He has claimed it for his very own and sleeps there every night.

He looks so cute and comfortable.

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Keeping Sabbath

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Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me,

"Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?"

I said to him, "My Lord, you are the one who knows."

He said to me, "These are the ones who have survived great distress;

they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb."

Revelation 7:13-14

Sweet Sophia passed away on 1 November, 2018

all saints day.

She was 12 years old and had been fighting  DIGP brain tumor for 20 months.

This verse was part of the readings of the day.

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Go outside Saturday

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Mist in the morning raw and nippy

leaves on the pavement wet and slippy


raining and cool as I came up out of Government center on the T into city hall plaza

Yellow leaves on black trunked trees

against the backdrop of the golden dome

of Faneuil Hall's Quincy market.

Brown and red oak leaves littering the bricks.

I had just a moment to duck down for a picture

before I crossed over Cambridge on my way to work.

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Friday, 9 November 2018

Family Friday

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Saturday morning poured down driving rain

and Saturday afternoon the wind came up over the Atlantic and crashed against the house

But I was warm and dry puttering about the kitchen and making muffins.


Saturday night we turned the clocks back.

I like the low light of an early evening.

I love that everyone is home and tucked in tight...

and the lights from other island houses

or lights from houses into Marblehead and Swampscott

twinkle across the sea to tell us

that they too are gathered together.

Geese and ducks fly by low in the sunset

landing in the field to roost.

And night comes early so we climb into warm blankets

and rest our heads on soft pillows.


My nana's candelabra

my nana used it, my mum used it, and now it graces my table.


I think that Autumn has the most spectacular sunrises/sunsets.

It's as if God is gracing us with abounding beauty before

sending us forth into the cold winter.

He knows that winter can be stark so he sends us Autumn's riotous colour.


I had an impromptu dinner with my daughter, Hannah, on Tuesday evening.

I quickly whipped up some pasta with diced tomatoes, peppers, and onions

and we dined by candlelight at the kitchen table.

The picture above is of her at my mum's house

one Thanksgiving about 5 years ago.

When Joe got home he and I went to go vote

and Hannah left to go to a conference at Salem State University

where she is getting her masters.

I don't get to see her very often as she is so busy

so it was a real treat for me.

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for

a little corner where the sun shines in from a window across the room

and a peaceful moment to pray into.

What are you thankful for today?

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