Tag Archives: life

11/28/16–Ordinary Time

“Life happens in ordinary time.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/28/16

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9/18/16–Happenstance

“Life is a serendipitous happenstance.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/18/16 Like a seed cast to the wind, where it lands and takes root is a mystery.  To come across a wildflower in a field is an unexpected joy.  Life has no … Continue reading

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9/15/16–Take Your Loss

“Take your loss and live your life.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/15/16 So often we feel trapped–trapped in bad relationships, miserable jobs, unpleasant surroundings, drowning in possessions. We don’t want to give up what we already have secured for a chance … Continue reading

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9/11/16–Life & Weather

I was driving home from a writer’s conference yesterday trying to beat the storm. The dark clouds were rolling in from the northwest. I was driving due east and the storm was converging on my route. The car was feeling … Continue reading

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9/10/16–The Only Must

What has helped me tremendously in life is realizing that I really don’t have to do anything, so long as I accept the consequences of my actions. That one proposition has helped my stress level tremendously (…and my Imodium intake.) … Continue reading

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9/10/16–My Left Foot

I realized today that my new, left shoe has a squeak. It’s both annoying and humorous. Every other step. Squeak. Squeak. Squeak.  An unceasing, unipedal reminder.  What is your squeak in life that cannot be silenced?  ~MRA  

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4/7/16–Cat Lessons

“Perhaps that’s all we need in life: a warm sunbeam, a full belly, and a little love.” (Cat Lessons) ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/7/16  

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4/6/16–Egg

“Egg–the jewel of life.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/6/16

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4/5/16–Live Well

“If your religion doesn’t make you a better person, abandon it. But here’s the twist, you cannot be the one deciding if you are a better person. Goodness, holiness, is steeped in humility. The good person doesn’t see one’s own … Continue reading

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3/27/16–Brokenness

“We are not born broken; we become broken by life. We find a way back to our wholeness through love.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 3/27/16

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