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Family Christmas 2012

Chad and Tiff's tree 2012 Tiffany's lamp

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Sophia & her babydoll lamp & family room

A lovely morning at home with our grown children.

Then a short trip to see nephews & their families.

There, beautiful decorations, children galore & lots of of Christmas joy.

What a great day.

 

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Rainbows and promises — reblogged

Rainbows and promises.

 
 

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Dove of Peace

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Dove of Peace.

photo © ASMcClain

Beautiful dove of peace to some.

To me, a reminder of my mother, gone twenty years.

The hostess, the warm heart of the family,

Who always adorned our Christmas Tree with birds.

Merry Christmas, Mom.

 

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Dove of Peace

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photo © ASMcClain

Beautiful dove of peace to some.

To me, a reminder of my mother, gone twenty years.

The hostess, the warm heart of the family,

Who always adorned our Christmas Tree with birds.

Merry Christmas, Mom.

 

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Retreat To Refresh the Spirit

The New Harmony Inn in New Harmony, Indiana is my treasured oasis — one of my favorite places for a retreat.  It has comfortable lodgings and a gourmet restaurant, natural landscapes with walking paths, sculptures, and plenty of places to sit and reflect, read or pray.

Long walks by the river offer all kinds of surprises.  This purple fallen bloom was lying next to a crack in the wet sand along the river.  The pulsating life of the river was trying to push through the sand.  It was a misty, magical morning.

River flower

Photo © ASMcClain

Daily Prompt: Oasis

 

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Daily Prompt: Oasis

River flower

Daily Prompt: Oasis.

 

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Home for the Holidays…..

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Photos © ASMcClain

Being invited into friends’ homes is such a blessing.

Hospitality means so much more than gifts, especially when people are feeling lonely or have had major changes in their lives.
Last night, my holiday celebration began with two small gatherings in friends’ homes, and it was lovely.  A relaxed time together with friends, no pressure to impress one another, just hanging out & enjoying good food & beverages, conversation, music, and some dancing.

The light and warmth of love

surrounded our gatherings.

May you have many blessings this holiday season as well.

 

 

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