Tag Archives: God

In The Presence of Angels–Beth Trissel

When my friend, Liz, was a child and very ill she says she awoke from a fevered sleep to find an angel seated at the edge of her bed.  Its face was human-like but the features were more angular than ours and … Continue reading

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Autumn on our Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia–Beth Trissel

An excerpt from my nonfiction book about gardening and country life,  Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 EPIC eBook Award Finalist: “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Signs–Beth Trissel

One of the all time favorite books from my childhood is The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis, a story in his Chronicles of Narnia.  From WikiNarnia: “The Silver Chair tells the story of Eustace Scrubb‘s second trip to Narnia, accompanied by his … Continue reading

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‘Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.’ ~Regina Brett & Other Inspirational Quotes

My daughter Alison reminded me of this excellent quote yesterday:  “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.” ~Regina Brett, Author of God Never Blinks *I contemplated what image I might … Continue reading

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Who Truly Are the Most Beautiful People?

My daughter Alison shared this quote with me from the renowned psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and I loved it, so am sharing her wise words with you.

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Hark the Harry Angels Sing

Back when my all grown up with children of his own son was ‘wee little,’ as the country folk around here say, he thought we were singing about ‘Harry’ angels.      Another child assumed the angel’s name was Harold. … Continue reading

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“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”~ John Adams

Today is the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, an unspeakably terrible day in America’s history.  And ever with us now after this shattering death of innocence, the fear of some new, yet unnamed  horror.  Almighty God forbid.  Our prayers  rise to … Continue reading

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A Perfect Summer’s Day In The Garden

“It’s the longest day of the year, one to bottle and take out when November is come and the day ends at 5:00. I will tip the bottle over and pour liquid sunlight all over the gray autumnal shadows as … Continue reading

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Touched by an Angel

Thank you to my friend Renee Waltzer for this inspiring post. ~I first met Michael while hiking along the C&O Canal in Maryland when I was twenty years old. This historic and magical place had drawn me like a magnet for … Continue reading

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“The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.”~Carl Knudsen

I’ve always loved Easter, a joyous season when the earth is reborn in a swell of new life washed with vibrant color, a time of spiritual and physical renewal.    I can’t imagine Christ‘s resurrection taking place at any other … Continue reading

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