Category: encouragement

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Align

Tha-thump, tha-thump, tha-thump. Once again, the noise near the rear of my car reminds me that I need to get it to a mechanic. Ever since that deer stepped out in front of our...

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Don’t Unfriend Me Just Yet!

I watched as my friend worriedly texted her adult children. She was reminding them that there were topics at their upcoming family dinner that were “off-limits,” because the conversation would inevitably not have gone...

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Until Further Notice

Dear Self, I am writing this during the second week of “social distancing;” an attempt to help our world get a bit of control over the Covid-19 virus. It is imperative that we all...

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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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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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Not This Time

When we were approached about possibly hosting a group of teens this past weekend for a conference, my initial response was the usual. I had tons of excuses why we shouldn’t do it. Among...

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Our World, Our Neighborhood

We recently traveled to Italy.  As I scribbled furiously in my travel journal, I began to notice some similarities that our countries share. Although there are vast differences between our languages, topography, transportation and...