TToT: Keeping it Real

TToT: Keeping it Real
By Mary HillIt seems with my life every trial or setback comes with blessings in disguise. I am going to keep it real today and will write my heart which includes pain and happiness all in the same breath.I sit here watching my granddaughter explore an old science book that my daughter’s first grade teacher gifted her with because on the last day of school my husband took her and she was the only student there.“It is a dog like Lily. Ah, that looks like your cat.”  She oohs and ahs over the pages. She comes to a page with bears and it reminds her of a movie about bears. “I loved...
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Full Circle: A Family Reunion

Full Circle: A Family Reunion
By Mary Hill It was the mid 80’s. I was a college student involved in covering social movements of my age as a student journalist. I became close to the movements involving ending Apartheid in South Africa through divestment and ending the funding to the Contras who were waging a very destructive civil war against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. I bought a t-shirt at one of the biggest rallies in Washington. Hundreds of thousands of students from across the United States descended on the Washington, DC, on April 25, 1987. I went as an embedded student journalist. I loved the atmosphere and the star...
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A Daughter Faces an Important Date

A Daughter Faces an Important Date
By Mary Hill Ah, middle school. It begins. My daughter walks into her middle school in less than 10 hours, a sixth grader. She accomplishes another milestone as she approaches another critical date in her life.We remember those times as young women: wanting to fit in, needing so badly to fit in. Friends become so important. The pressures our young people face today seems so much more than what we faced when we were youngsters. I can remember excitement about changing classes and more independence. I didn’t think about the responsibilities that go hand in hand with this time such as more school...
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An Update Post About My Struggles

An Update Post About My Struggles
By Mary HillI am having problems getting into sync again with my blog because of ongoing health issues.  I am trying to find affordable software to allow me to dictate post because typing has become an issue with pain and numbness in my hands, fingers, and elbows. I am not writing to complain. I know we all struggle with issues. I am just trying to explain to my readers where I am at now in life. I want to write and blog more. Please pray for me that God will provide away for me to get more active again.In the meantime, I hope to leave you with inspiration. I love this song at this...
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What Are You Filled With Today?

What Are You Filled With Today?
By Mary Hill Change has come to my Fridays. Good change. LisaJo Baker passed the baton to another host to continue the Five Minute Friday tradition. Her name is Kate Motaung. The community is still strong and loving.  I am rejoining this week to share my five minutes on the word:  fill. 8:55Fill my days with love and happiness. Fill my daughter’s day with love, happiness, and wonder. Fill my husband’s days with health, love, and happiness. Prayers that I repeat in my mind daily.I seek first His kingdom and all these things He shall fill my basket: love, happiness, peace,...
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Ten Things of Thankful: Charleston Style

Ten Things of Thankful: Charleston Style
By Mary Hill We are on a short vacation to Charleston which ends in the morning. It has been a fun, but exhausting time of sight seeing and family time. I am thankful for family times, great food, nature, rest and relaxation, sights and sounds of the beach and city, flowers, love, my wonderful husband and family. I think that makes 10 so without further ado here are some pictures to enjoy. 🙂 Contributing to these hops:       ...
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