Author Archives: rstaples2013

To Love and Be Loved

I have inherited a little white Maltese that I have needed to “choose” to love😘. I looked up Maltese on Google and learned the purpose of this dog is to love and be loved. So I wrote this poem: What is … Continue reading

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Filling in the Gap

For three years our lives traveled the same path. We were nursing students at a hospital based diploma program from 1961-1964. From this season, we remember being packed together like sardines in a crowded dorm, working days, working evenings, working … Continue reading

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Anchored in God’s Goodness

I opened a lap top I haven’t used for a while and found a sticky note below the keyboard that said, “Stay securely anchored in the goodness of God or your theology will be reduced to the level of your … Continue reading

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Forging a New Journey

I know that most of the life I have known, on a practical level, is gone. Some of it eroded away by the “or sickness” and the “or for worse” of the marriage vow.  Some of it shattered by the … Continue reading

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I am Home

For background on this story please read Silverstrands.org Mar 3, 2017 Between then and now (April 16, 2017) this dog has been transported to my home where she “was” to stay “temporarily” but…   (Story through Molly’s eyes) It’s taken … Continue reading

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Packaged So it Will Not Break

After a trip to sort the possessions of my friend, who recently died, I returned home and realized I had forgotten one precious item. It is interesting to learn what becomes important when the one who is most important dies. … Continue reading

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That One Wants to Live

  I was looking up the number to call the Garden Center when I remembered that my friend (86 y/o) who worked at this Garden Center would have the wisdom I needed. This friend is mentally quicker than most of … Continue reading

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