Chicken Soup for the Soul

Cynthia L. Eppley 02/11/2021 This has been a tough year, a tough season.I haven’t written about it, but now seems the appropriate time.In the Fall, I was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and at least 4 Pulmonary Emboli. It took until December to recover.Bob’s sister died of Covid in January. (The Dawn of 2021:Continue reading “Chicken Soup for the Soul”

Emotional Exhaustion

Cynthia L. Eppley 01/16/2021 One of the reasons I partake in Social Media is to put my finger on the pulse of our culture. At least, part of it.So when counselor Esther Lee posted this on Jan 13, I took notice:“I’m sure so many of us can relate to this. It’s time to readjust expectationsContinue reading “Emotional Exhaustion”

The Dawn of 2021: Every Moment Counts

Cynthia L. Eppley 01/03/2021 New Beginnings? It is the third day of 2021. But this isn’t just any year.This is the end of 2020.We all anticipated it so much didn’t we?We are weary of Covid, Pandemics, illness, and death. We are all looking toward a new year and new beginnings. New Year Resolutions And then there isContinue reading “The Dawn of 2021: Every Moment Counts”

Covid Calamities and 2020

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/27/2020 I’ve seen several places where 2020 has been described as “A Dumpster Fire of a year.” Or “I’ll be so glad to finish 2020!” or “Good Riddance!”It has been a hard year for so many. Trials and Temptations Covid has been a national, no an International scourge.Small business owners have been on theContinue reading “Covid Calamities and 2020”

Christmas Traditions

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/24/2020 “I’ll be home for Christmas” takes on new meaning this year, doesn’t it? One in California, one in Spain. And Covid Separations.Though far apart, what are the traditions that bind us together? Cookies Cookies take on a historic significance don’t they? We tend to love what we were raised with; andContinue reading “Christmas Traditions”

Holiday Grief

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/21/2020 I’ve always known there are “grave blankets”.But for the first time I noticed “Memory” tree decorations posted on Social Media: Some refer to our loved ones, and some to our fur babies.The theology of most of these may be in question. But one thing is certain:In times of celebration, missing aContinue reading “Holiday Grief”

Home for the Holidays

Cynthia L. Eppley               12/16/2020 “Home” During holidays, our thoughts and our hearts often turn toward home. Simon and Garfunkel Wizard of Oz  “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…..” “There’s no Place Like Home for the Holidays” You can’t get through Christmas without hearing thisContinue reading “Home for the Holidays”

Christmas and Great Expectations

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/07/2020 It’s that Time of Year It’s Christmastime. The time of parties and family gatherings; the time of traditions and trees; the time of quiet reflection and worship.And this year will be no different: or will it?As much as we’d like to have this Christmas season be like any other, we haveContinue reading “Christmas and Great Expectations”

Songs of Thankfulness

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/02/2020 We have just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, at least if you are Stateside. Although it was different this year, most people still managed to make a turkey and the fixings….or join with others who were celebrating. Thanksgiving Traditions. What has struck me with this particular Thanksgiving is that we do haveContinue reading “Songs of Thankfulness”

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