Author Archives: rstaples2013

Did I Miss the Parade?

I really don’t mind missing a parade. I know today is July 4 and a parade comes naturally to mind. For some it’s a tradition and a fun way to celebrate. Watching the parade implies appreciation for those passing by … Continue reading

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My Morning Gift

I have been expecting to see a doe and a baby fawn in our backyard. It usually happens in the spring. A few days ago, my hope was realized as a mother doe walked carefully through the trees followed by … Continue reading

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False Reading…Please Try Again

Before I get to the point of this post, I need to share some of the background thoughts that have led to this moment of awareness. As a nurse, although my practice dates decades, I have a distinct memory of … Continue reading

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May I Listen In?

It seems like a bold request that I am making directly to all three Persons of the Trinity. I am risking this question because of a comment where prayer was described as joining a conversation that is already taking place … Continue reading

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Do YOU like it?

For the past few weeks I have been on a mission to make curried butternut squash soup. My passion to do this was launched when my friend, from India, brought me some that she had made. After tasting it, I … Continue reading

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Cancel the Dementia Screening

One of the “companions” of aging is the unspoken question, “Am I starting to forget things that I should be remembering?” This question is a bit comical to me in that, having worked as a pastor in a church, I … Continue reading

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End of the Third Quarter

In a few days I will be 75 years old. Another way to say it is that I am beginning my 76th year.  My husband always adds 9 months to his age as he believes life starts at conception. But, … Continue reading

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