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About verawrites

Progress not perfection - that's my goal. Live and learn - that's my motto. I like to share bits of wisdom and glimmers of insight gleaned on my life journey of 50+ years. My hope is to encourage, perhaps inspire, fellow journeyers. Each of us has something to share. Let's be generous, gracious and compassionate with one another. I am blessed to be a blessing... so are you!

Can only God make a tree?

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I love fruit. Living in a big city as I do, there are few fruits that cannot be purchased somewhere in the city year round. But I prefer to eat seasonally. The other day, I went out to buy my … Continue reading

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Time and Change

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An elderly member of our church family passed away yesterday. A month ago, a 90+ year old member died. They are with Jesus now. Seeing loved ones who predeceased them. I’m happy for them. For the rest of us? Family … Continue reading

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Just a little bit

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My tote bag broke a couple of months ago and I was thrilled to find a great replacement (on Amazon). The new bag is lightweight with sturdy short handles, several pockets and a telescopic handle. It has served me well … Continue reading

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The Holidays

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Thanksgiving In Paul’s first letter to the church in Thessalonica he urged them to “ Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” Those of us … Continue reading

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Settling In

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Moving is stressful. Anyone who has done it knows that. Our recent office move was particularly stressful for two reasons: we were going from more space per person to less, and we were blending three offices, with diverse cultures, into … Continue reading

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A sliding scale?

How do you measure ‘quality of life’? Nothing to do with euthanasia, simply curiosity about how you and I, the ‘average person’, determine the quality of own life. What criteria do we apply to gauge whether we are happy with … Continue reading

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Jury Duty…

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I love watching TV. When I was little, I would come home from school and watch sitcoms with my grandmother. Most of the antics didn’t need translation but sometimes the dialogue was tricky and I would have to translate. We … Continue reading

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