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Only One Thing Is Getting Me Through This Hatred

Last Monday, I happened to be putting things away in the kitchen when the President was broadcast live from the G20 conference. I grabbed a pen and jotted down his words, feeling the truth in what he said. And when … Continue reading

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We Really Remember Social Network Posts

Several years ago I had weekly conversations with an older gentleman. He talked about how his life was out of control, both professionally and personally. I’d encourage him to pick one thing to do that week to find his way … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Like Someone

When we like someone, we accept all their actions and words. “Oh, that’s just the way he or she is.” We forgive them and continue the friendship. However, if we don’t like someone, we look for reasons to hate everything … Continue reading

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Did You Find Everything All Right?

Last weekend the cashier asked this question in a sporting goods store. Many chain stores require their clerks to ask, so I’m sure you’ve been asked it too. What happens when you give a negative answer? Most of the time … Continue reading

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Needing Your Own It’s A Wonderful Life

Lately I’ve hit some rough patches. Things haven’t gone the way I’d hoped. Crossroads can be confusing times in your life. One day my husband surprised me by saying I needed to watch It’s A Wonderful Life because I had … Continue reading

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Each Day Little Reminders Hold Us Back

When I picked up Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson, the idea of a spiritual adventure intrigued me. I was looking forward to something new. A year later I’ve realized what influenced me the most from the book involves looking … Continue reading

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Not Being Negative Was Put To The Test

The build up to the holidays can be stressful without any extraneous situations. With all my might I tried not to be negative during the week before Christmas, but many forces conspired against me. One morning I woke to a … Continue reading

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Strength Where You Least Expect It

A funny thing happened to me in the grocery store. Well really, it’s been happening to me everywhere I go. People keep telling me about hidden pains and injuries. Since my wrist is in a brace to allow my tendon … Continue reading

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Grab Hold Of That Support Group

The first time I heard Joni Mitchell’s Good Friends , I loved the line “No blame for what we can and cannot feel”.  I felt relief. The song allowed me to forgive myself for those sometimes inappropriate emotional responses to situations. I hate … Continue reading

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He’s Made Her Day For 30 Years

When a friend announced my husband and I would be attending her party, another guest recognized his name. Thirty years ago her employer, a local bank, had received an unsolicited complimentary letter about her customer service. My husband, at age … Continue reading

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