Author Archive: anitafessler

Zoned out…

I zoned out recently. Totally.  Completely.  Like how did I get here-zoned out. And I was driving. Scary, I know! I cannot describe to you the brief, yet completely unnerving feeling I had when my brain finally kicked back into the present–and I had to figure out where I was versus where I needed to …

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Refreshed…

I love a good water feature! Check out these pics of some of the amazing ones I’ve seen with my man on our adventures…             Yep, I’m a real crazy woman about water features… As my man, our dog, and I were hiking recently, God was speaking to me as He …

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Now what…??

So, what are you doing today? Staring at the piles of gifts and boxes and bags and tissue paper? Looking at the Christmas decorations in your house and wondering why you put up so many? Thinking about when would be the best time to dismantle the Christmas tree? Yes, Christmas Day is over.  The build-up …

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Frustrated…

I’ll go ahead and admit it–I don’t do frustration well. Not. At. All. I’ve been in a situation for the last few years (yes, I said years) that has caused me mostly frustration. I know what you’re thinking–I’ve thought it too.  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I’ve tried.  I’ve been semi-successful.  I’ve been …

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Humbled…

Hello all! A very long hiatus has happened…I wish I could say it’s over…but at least I’m here today! So I begin our time together using an interesting verse:  Matthew 23:12 What a verse, right? Yep. I use this verse, because, sadly, I have seen it lived out. Firsthand. Friends, I do not consider myself …

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Looking back is good…sometimes…

It’s the season of reunions. Family reunions, class reunions…the pictures and invitations are all over social media. I graduated in a class of 44 people–yes, you read that right. Out of that 44, some are no longer with us.  Some have moved away.  Some are in less-than-ideal life situations. And some just don’t really care …

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Hummingbirds…

I am fascinated by hummingbirds.   They are truly amazing creatures.  Though so, so, tiny, they can seriously move across the air–when it’s mating season, they can fly up to sixty miles an hour!  “Normal” flight speeds are around thirty miles an hour, though.  There are seventeen species of hummingbirds (did you know that?).  Like …

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Thorns…

Aaahhhh…thorns. What? Oh yes, how I do enjoy thorns.  Especially the ones that grab hold of your fingers even when you haven’t touched them–it’s as if they have their own minds. I live in the country.  In front of my house is a nicely unkempt area or two that my husband refers to as “animal …

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Weeding…

I have just come inside from ANOTHER long, tiring morning of…weeding. I’m going to make a confession–I hate weeding. No, not hate.  Despise, abhor, loathe, detest, disdain..yes, a thesaurus is still a useful tool! Because I soooo detest this task, I put it off.  And put it off.  And put it off. Until I end up …

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It’s tough being a mom…

So I sit in my living room, the quiet almost deafening. How could this be the same house?  Only hours before, it was filled with laughter and conversations. And now…     It’s tough being a mom.  I know I don’t have to tell you that, but I’m telling you that.  We work and fuss …

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