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IN MY OWN WORDS Finding the humor and humanity in everyday life.

English - Faith, Life, Writing
http://www.dianeweidenbenner.com
IN MY OWN WORDS · 1d ago

#AtoZChallenge: Sycamore tree (in celebration of Earth Day)

Sycamore tree in winter. Photo by Diane Weidenbenner. Happy Earth Day 2017! This winter, while walking beside Big Raccoon Creek near the Bridgeton Grist Mill in Bridgeton, Indiana, my friend...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 2d ago

#AtoZChallenge: Rental car rousting

Flashback Friday from 2012!  When I picked up my navy blue rental car in Philadelphia, Penn., I had no idea that being a creature of habit would almost land me in jail. After all, this had b...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 2d ago

#AtoZChallenge: Quiet

Long Beach, California. Photo by Diane Weidenbenner. There is something magical about those places that we go, where there is peace and quiet. Our minds can sift through the day’s worries, l...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 2d ago

#AtoZChallenge: Paestum, Italy

The Poseidon Temple, built around 450 BC, boasts 36 fluted columns. Photo © Diane Weidenbenner On my trip to Italy, with a close friend, we visited the must-see places in Rome, Florence, Pis...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 2d ago

#AtoZChallenge: Owls

Owl from a bird rescue at the Scottish Festival in 2012, Columbus, Ind. Photo © Diane Weidenbenner I’m not quite sure how it happened but for some reason, I got it in my head that my friend ...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 2d ago

#AtoZChallenge: Nature

Mama fox and one of her kits. A fallen tree is their habitat so we can’t clear it away. Photo by Diane Weidenbenner. My husband and I have .7 of an acre on the north side of a small town in ...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 3d ago

#AtoZChallenge: Music as prayer

Photo © Diane Weidenbenner I’ve become more aware of the transformative experiences in my life. Those things that edge me a little closer to the person I want to become. Close friendships co...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 3d ago

#AtoZChallenge: Life everlasting

Since it’s Good Friday, I’m reposting an appropriate reflection for the A to Z Challenge. Hope you enjoy! I recently talked about going on junkets with my friend, Sandy. One of our favorite ...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 1W ago

#AtoZChallenge: Kittens

Tikey at the point of adoption 😉 Photo © Diane Weidenbenner There is something irresistable about kittens. Those small bundles of fur and purr are God’s gift and blessing to us. Even people ...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 1W ago

#AtoZChallenge: Junket

Photo © Diane Weidenbenner My friend, Sandy, and I venture out of town whenever we can when the weather is nice. We’ve gone Amish Hunting, which sounds a lot more painful than it really is (...