Author: Susan

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Thrive

It always takes me a few weeks into a new year to choose my “word” for the year. I have to kind of settle in, take inventory of my life and its direction, and...

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Strength in the Struggle

I had lunch last week with four very special ladies.  Altogether their years on this earth equaled 371. It was a sad occasion that brought us all together; one of their dear friends had...

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A Smile, A Hug, A Moment

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou

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Reset

Once again I found myself on the phone with a technical support representative in an attempt to fix my Mom’s television service. Bottom line – the entire system needed a reboot. It needed to...

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Reinventing Traditions

When our youngest son and his fiancé (now wife) began planning their wedding this past year, they decided to take a long, hard look at each aspect of both ceremony and reception. Their idea...

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Does Anyone Have a Tissue Handy?

I flipped the calendar to September; it seemed innocent enough. Every year my sister makes an awesome calendar for the whole family, including fun photos of the prior year throughout the pages. Each birthday...

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Lessons from Amy

Yesterday, most of us filed into church feeling a combination of disbelief and grief. One of our precious members had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly over the weekend. Sunday was the first time that...