Faith and Inspiration

Labor Day Blues

I’m catching up on e-mail, facebook, and blog posts from the weekend, and there’s such variety in the way we spent our weekend. So many labored on Labor Day while others rested. Some lamented the last days before school begins and still others camped, boated, grilled out, and celebrated family and friends. Despite the holiday, I have a sense that many of us enter this fall season with heavy hearts. Perhaps it’s the sadness of seeing another summer race past. Or maybe it is the stress of adjusting back to the school routine. I’m feeling a little blue about both […]

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A SWEET AROMA Yesterday, the farmer who owns the field across from my house mowed his hay. As I sat at my desk, the smell of fresh mowed hay wafted into my office from the open window, and immediately childhood memories flashed into my mind. Growing up on a farm, I recall many summers of making hay and drifting off to sleep in crisp line-dried sheets with the smell of fresh hay carried on the damp nighttime breeze. I opened the window wide last night so I could fall asleep reliving memories from more than two decades ago. Drinking in […]

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