Home on The Range

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As I reflect on this painting of The Range at UVA, I recall my time there in 3rd year medical school. It seems like only yesterday, but it was many years ago. I am reminded how quickly time passes and how I should be patient as I pursue my future goals. One of my pursuits is my skincare business and as we expand globally, I realize its potential. It takes time to build a business, but patience pays off.
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Rest

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‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Rest
Sometimes I just cannot seem to get enough rest and I feel exhausted. It may be easy to refrain from physical activity, but it is often difficult to relax the mind…so I lay still, but keep thinking and worrying about all sorts of things. What seems to help me most is to count my blessings. That reminds me Who is in charge and how much He loves us. His Peace provides true rest.

 

Clarity

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“Let every word you speak be drenched with grace and tempered with truth and clarity. For then you will be prepared to give a respectful answer to anyone who asks about your faith.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

When you seek God with all your heart and all your soul and all your might, He manifests Truth and Peace and Love. We can only have this clarity with His Divine intervention. I have come to realize my life is tenuous, and I need Him to save me from myself. I can see clearly now—that’s clarity.

Soul Mate

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“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Many people believe that they will feel “complete” once they have found their soulmate. This “only one” person is “meant to be” and will satisfy all their desires.
Some psychologists state that believing that a soulmate exists specifically for a person is an unrealistic expectation.
Certainly our Creator has a plan and He certainly creates souls that mate.

Psychology 101

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How did the UNITED States Of America become so divided? While the answer is certainly complex and multifactorial, I would argue that one possible solution is simple—let’s start rewarding the behaviors that support our country. As citizens, we should vote for people who will support that change. Our voting along party lines only widens the division that benefits no one ultimately, except the politicians.

Richmond Tea Time

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Afternoon tea is a light meal, the custom originated amongst the wealthy social classes in England in the 1840s.
My daughter, who does the art for this BLOG, carries on this tradition with delicious teas and assorted savories and treats, like Dutch stroopwafels, Belgian chocolate thins, scones with clotted cream and lemon curd, and more. She even has a clock glass case full of tea cups to celebrate “tea time” in full punny style. Today we feast on a special jelly cake from Shuman’s bakery in Alexandria that is a traditional favorite of Princess Elizabeth, before she became Queen. It is still being made in her honor. And it sure grows on you. How delightful with tea!