Karen’s Musings

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Ireland was more than I can even express. We didn’t sightsee; we didn’t need to. We had been there many times. We simply enjoyed the company of each other, long walks, great meals, (only 3 or 4 away from the house), and lots of relaxation. I read five books and […]

By April 16, 2016 0 comments Karen's Musings

Ireland? Really?

By the time you read this, I will be in Ireland visiting with a good friend and accompanied by one of my eight sister-in-laws. (My husband has seven sisters.) We aren’t planning on any big sight-seeing tours. Geraldine lives there and Mary and I have both been to Ireland and […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Good heavens. It has been a month since I wrote. And I had been certain I was going to be more consistent. Can I blame old age? Well, not really, (even though on my next birthday I will be 77), but I can blame the fact that my life is […]

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day. . .

It’s such fun to write a post about love today. I had hoped to write this yesterday but we have had guests for about a week which is what happens, with some regularity,  when you live in sunny Florida six months of the year and the other six, in Minnesota. […]

By February 15, 2016 0 comments Karen's Musings

I can see peace instead of this.

One of the glories of making a commitment to the practice of peaceful behavior is that it feels good. It feels honorable, respectful and kind. And I’m convinced it adds benefit to the universe we share with 7 billion other souls. I’ve heard this phenomenon explained as the “Butterfly Effect.” The idea that we […]

By February 6, 2016 11 comments Karen's Musings

Let’s review Step 11

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Step Eleven softens my heart every time it’s the topic of discussion in one of my meetings.  That […]

We are always at the right place at the right time.

This isn’t a new idea. I have written about it before.  So have hundreds of other writers too, no doubt. It’s an idea we also hear in meetings. And it’s one of those ideas that gives me a moment to pause and feel grateful, as well as relieved, so very […]

Let’s come to attention . . .

Our journeys through life are often bumpy, some days very bumpy, but they are always in concert with God. God is every where we are. God was every where we ever were. In the silence. The moments of angst. The hours of confusion and doubt. We simply can’t be where […]

What needs our attention comes calling. . .

The title of this post can mean many things, I suppose.  In actuality, I do think that whatever tugs at your mind, regardless of who you are and where you are in your life, is the next thing that should get your attention.  This is true if you are sitting […]

Our need for one another is what heals us. . .

Admitting our vulnerability, dare I say fear and feelings of inadequacy, is what opens the door to our healing.  Of this I am certain.  And yet, we all know folks who simply can’t “go there.”  And each of us has been one of those people in the past.  Maybe the […]

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