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Just Think, I’ll Have More Room for My Azaleas Now!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now!” ~ Miss Maudie To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Azaleas are the quintessential Southern icon…well, along with the magnolia tree. Azaleas are to the South what tulips are to Holland. I don’t think I’ve ever met a Southerner who at least didn’t appreciate these wonderfully, colorful… Continue reading Just Think, I’ll Have More Room for My Azaleas Now!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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They’re all Princesses. Didn’t Your Father Tell You That?, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“ I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us. Didn’t your father tell you that? Didn’t he?” ~ Sara Crewe, A Little Princess, 1995 ~ What little… Continue reading They’re all Princesses. Didn’t Your Father Tell You That?, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Guide Our Feet into the Way of Peace, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:79 “Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.” ~ Japanese Proverb ~ Since last Tuesday I’ve felt like I have been living in a vacuum - you know that feeling of emptiness and void. I’ve had writer’s block like I’ve not had in a long,… Continue reading Guide Our Feet into the Way of Peace, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Empty Chairs, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“…This chair, this empty chair where you belong, right in front of me once again, I miss you. “ ~ Alex ~ Reflecting Pool and Gate of Time, a memorial marking the time of the bombing – 9:03 AM April 19, 1999 Each chair represents an empty chair at the dinner table in the homes… Continue reading Empty Chairs, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Like Stars that Cling to Fairies Wands, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“There is a Music of Immaculate love, That breathes within the virginal veins of Spring; And trillium blossoms, like stars that cling To Fairies wands…” ~ Madison Julius Cawein ~ Immaculate love. You might be asking what is that exactly? Well, simply put it means love without stain or without blemish. You might go a… Continue reading Like Stars that Cling to Fairies Wands, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Spark of Something Greater, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"Often it was the most unlikely people who found within themselves a spark of something greater. It probably was always there, but most people are never tested, and they go through their whole lives without ever knowing that when things are at their worst, they are at their best.” ~ Jonathan Maberry, Rot and Ruin… Continue reading The Spark of Something Greater, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Explore. Dream. Discover., by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain ~ In the days of sailing, when maritime… Continue reading Explore. Dream. Discover., by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Earth Laughs in Flowers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ We’ve just passed the Easter season. I hope everyone had a blessed holiday and spent it in a treasured way…making memories. Everyone has traditions. They vary from season to season, holiday to holiday, ethnic background to ethnic background and family to family. I always like to… Continue reading Earth Laughs in Flowers, by Beverly Hicks Burch