Category Archives: Authentic Life

Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park (New England Road Trip #3)

“Thunder Hole”by Virginia Knowleswe came to scatter her ashes in the ocean at Acadia¬†hundreds of miles from homesearching for suchbeauty and majesty as would well honor a mother’s memory in the autumn season of her birth we journeyed together to … Continue reading

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War Room: Hope or Hype?

Dear friends,So the War Room movie hit #1 status in the box offices, and that’s pretty amazing for an overtly Christian film. Immediately, my Facebook feed filled with glowing endorsements from my friends. “This movie is awesome! You must go … Continue reading

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A Clump of Sadness :: Suicide Prevention Week

This afternoon and evening¬†I have been feeling a bit moody and sad.I was (and still am) tired from not choosing the right amount of sleep and balanced nutrition these past few days. I missed my thyroid pill in the morning. … Continue reading

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And Now I See (A Poem)

“And Now I See”by Virginia KnowlesAugust 2015I reach for them the moment I awakeLift them to my eyes so I can see my world.I need this vision, these lensesWithout which I live in mist. Yet an inner clarity I desire … Continue reading

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Peace Be With You

Peace be with you, the peace of Jesus… Peace with God: a communion and a transformation paid by his sacrifice. Peace with others: authentic fellowship, forgiveness, and compassion. Peace within you: Shalom healing and affirmation deep in the soul. Peace … Continue reading

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Disentangle (A Poem)

“Disentangle” by Virginia Knowles When I was a girl of 10 or so I would sit long with a fat skein of vibrant yarn Tangled by carelessness or cat And I would focus my child eyes and With supple hand, … Continue reading

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Images of My Month of May (So Far)

Our annual Mother’s Day family photo –two parents, seven daughters, three sons,two sons-in-law, four grandsons,and one unborn grandbaby due in September. …and the silly version. Picture frames from two of my grandsons I just signed up as aCompassionate Entrepreneur (CE)with … Continue reading

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