Reflections by Dot Cutter

Boxing Day

Reflections by Dot Cutter — January 2020 A happy New Year to you as we welcome another year and another decade. 2020 here we come! The flurry of holiday preparations is behind us and, if you are anything like me, they started early. Not that I finished early, mind you, but with part of our […]

Christmas Preparations

Reflections – December 2019 Awaking this morning, I heard in my mind children singing an old English nursery rhyme and Christmas song that proclaims: “Christmas is coming the geese are getting fat; Please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny a ha’penny will do. If you haven’t got […]

What’s Your Hub?

Reflections by Dot Cutter — November 2019 Throughout the first half of the twentieth century railroads provided much of the transportation needs of the nation. Freight trains moved manufactured goods and agricultural products from coastal areas into communities along major routes far from our shores. Feeder lines and spurs completed the complex distribution with numerous […]

What Season Is It Anyway?

Reflections by Dot Cutter — October 2019 The sky is a brilliant blue; the breeze is gently pumping in warm, humid air from the south and the thermometer is soaring into the upper 80s. Sounds like a perfect summer beach day. Yet it is late September and both the changing foliage and my calendar tell […]

What’s In My Garden?

Reflections by Dot Cutter — September 2019 It had been an incredibly cold, rainy spring this year, keeping my views of our gardens largely distant. I’d stand at our backdoor gazing wistfully across the backyard wondering what, if anything, was emerging from the long winter’s dormancy. Access to work in those gardens was limited and […]


Reflections by Dot Cutter — June/July 2019 America is blessed as a magnificent land with treasures to be enjoyed from sea to shining sea — a masterful testament to God’s created prowess. Over the centuries travel has improved greatly, enabling many of us to view for ourselves what heretofore we could do only through the […]

God’s Trustworthiness

Reflections by Dot Cutter — May 2019 The calendar reveals it’s spring and that just happens to be my favorite season, although it can be highly unpredictable in New England. Sometimes spring bursts forth like Tigger, as though overly eager to get into summer mode, while other years it acts like a sleepyheaded Eeyore, reluctant […]

God’s Pebbles

Reflections by Dot Cutter — April 2019 Out on a hiking trail one glorious day in early spring, I suddenly became aware of something uncomfortable in my hiking boot. The trails were soft and muddy with no place to sit down and investigate the problem. Knowing I’d be unable to balance on one foot, I […]

The God of Missed Opportunities

Reflections by Dot Cutter — March 2019 This past Christmas, my husband sleuthed out a source for a particularly beautiful amaryllis that I had eyed in a catalog and waited too long to order. You guessed it; it was sold out and I was ruing my procrastination. Yet my husband persisted until he found a […]

Change My Heart

Reflections by Dot Cutter — February 2019 It was early January as I was putting away the last vestiges of Christmas and replacing outdoor flags with more generic winter motifs. Suddenly my eyes fell on the bright colors of our Valentine’s flags sliding off the shelf. It launched me on a short journey of reminiscing. […]