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Love Is…

  • 12:29 pm Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Delilah
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Do you think love is a feeling/emotion or is it an action?

That’s the question I’m posing to you this week.

When you say, “I love you” are you conveying a feeling or promising an action? Wm. Paul Young, the author of my fave book, The Shack, says “Love is what and who you are in your deepest essence.”

Let’s think about that…

If our bodies are mostly water, we must drink water. Good, clean, pure water. In doing so we replenish what is lost through the motions of life, and we stay healthy and well.

If our souls are made up of love, then [More]

What’s Important?

  • 5:55 pm Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by Delilah
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Another busy weekend has flown by!

I was blessed this weekend to be able to watch my daughter-in-law graduate from nursing school, with not only HIGH honors but a 4.0 GPA and as the president of her class! This mother of 4 has worked so incredible hard and her family has worked hard at supporting her. So very proud of her accomplishment and that she is dedicating her professional life to helping others.

I loved being there to cheer her on with my son, my beautiful, beautiful grand babies, and my sis.

Afterward, I caught up with my “baby” brother, who made a [More]

Community Rocks

  • 6:08 pm Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Delilah
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A few weeks ago I shared my love of crafting with you.

This week I’m sharing my community’s love of crafting, (perhaps this is more “arting”) and how the practice has brought our town together.

First, a little about my community. I live about an hour outside a large, fairly wealthy and healthy (economically speaking) metropolitan area. Step a foot or two over the city boundary however, it’s a different story.

Folks here are struggling. Jobs are scarce, resources are scarce, sometimes, hope is scarce. Not this summer!

This summer someone brilliant and talented created a phenomenal movement. It rocks!

Literally.

Painted rocks.

Everybody is painting rocks! [More]

To Every Thing There Is A Season…

  • 7:17 pm Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Delilah
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Tick, tick, tick… time marches on, and now it is August.

I love the sound of that word, it brings to mind images of heat rising from dry ground, feeling warm to my bones, the desire to rest, to watch bees buzzing about the lavender…

It is a time that whispers “go slow” but deceivingly, because August is really a time of great tumult and change. It happens just below the surface of our perceptions, but happen it does.

August is tricksy that way.

In nature, and specifically in my garden, where I look to find the truest truths in life, things have matured. [More]

Crafting A Soothed Soul

  • 4:50 pm Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Delilah
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What kinds of activities do you engage in to calm and restore your spirit? I have a long list:

• Prayer
• Quality time with loved ones
• Gardening
• My animals
• Reading
• Cooking
• Walking and spending time in nature
• Drawing and Painting, and…
• Crafting

Crafting differs from drawing and painting because instead of starting with a blank canvas, or piece of paper, and pulling images from my mind, it generally means (for me) that I begin with materials that have been used for a different purpose or way and I’m giving it a new life by adding or modifying.

How does this soothe and restore [More]

The Treasure of You

  • 12:49 pm Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Delilah
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Last week I was telling you about my travels and the beautiful hearts I met along the way. It made me wonder, “Have I told you lately that I love you?”

People have been congratulating me this week on my induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame… and I am so very humbled. I am being honored for Longstanding (20+ years) Radio Presence.

Folks wonder how I could be doing what I’m doing for over 20 years! I’ve got news, I’ve been doing this for over 40 years!

The secret? I LOVE IT! I don’t ever feel like it’s work. Yes, sometimes [More]

Found | Beautiful Hearts

  • 5:46 pm Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by Delilah
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When asked about July plans and I say things are a little “up in the air,” I’m not a kiddin’! I’ve zig-zagged my way from coast to coast several times in the last few weeks.

To Boston to support my Janey and her sister, Kerry, as she fought her final battle. To NYC for Broadway in Bryant Park, to Phoenix and a wonderful evening spent with listeners, back to Boston for the most love and laughter filled tribute to Kerry, and finally, to home sweet home in Washington state…

It took me a few minutes each morning to orient myself and remember [More]

#KerryStrong!

  • 5:57 pm Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by Delilah
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Juuuuuuuuuuuuly! It’s here! It’s here!

Full-on, ain’t nobody foolin’ summertime! Glorious, glorious, summertime! My family and I kicked off the month, just as I described to you in last weeks newsletter, with a fun-filled fourth at the coast. We played, we ate, we oohed, we aahed. And, as the old social columns used to read, “A good time was had by all!”

But as fun as the weekend was for my family, there was a heaviness in my heart.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my Executive Producer, Jane. My Janey Girl. My PERSON… On July 1, Jane lost her beautiful, beautiful [More]

Let Your Light Shine!

  • 5:32 pm Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by Delilah
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And thus we bid June a sweet adieu…

A few short weeks ago, we has such ANTICIPATION! We wanted warm weather, long days, kids home from school, (we did?!) flowers to be in bloom, veggies to be sprouting…

Well friends, we’ve got ’em all! Now what?

I’ve heard complaints all week about…

How HOT it is…
How it’s hard to go to sleep and the sun wakes everyone up too early…
How there’s NOTHING to DO…
How everyone hates to weed…

I’m crackin’ up. Don’t we just ALWAYS have to have something to complain about?!

But I for one, am not. I’m stinkin’ loving it! I’m out in my [More]

Live Life Fully!

  • 5:08 pm Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by Delilah
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Summer is OFFICIALLY here! Loooong days, lemonade, and uh, swimsuit season…

I HEARD that! I heard you groan! Well, I want to say Stop It!

This is something I notice every summer; men and women sitting around pools, beaches, water parks, in shorts or sundresses, but not DOING anything. Not participating.

Recently, on an outing with my youngest to a water park, I struck up a conversation with a mom, whose son was in the water with Delilah Jr. I’d been in and out of the water all afternoon and I asked the mom why she wasn’t swimming.

“Didn’t bring my suit.” was her [More]

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