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Heart Warming

When Faith Feels Foolish

Faith is mysterious.  It feels risky at times.  It can seem foolish at times. My writing life reminds me of my faith walk … believing in something larger than myself.  I sit down at my desk, and by pure faith, trust that the right words will come, that spending my time devoted to this whole, HUGE ...

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Making Lemonade Out Of Very Sour Lemons

Have you ever noticed that people are drawn to stories of those who have been given some really bad circumstances (sour lemons) and have somehow persevered, beat the odds, and ended up coming out like a refreshing glass of lemonade?  These stories remind us that being grateful, forgiving, and going ...

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When You Are Broken Like a Pencil

Who says a broken pencil can’t write? A pencil’s ability to function depends on the condition of the lead on the inside. If the pointy lead is broken off, or if it falls out altogether, then, said pencil’s writing career is over. However, if a pencil gets snapped in two, ...

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John Wooden: Modeling True Success

Since basketball fans are now paying close attention to the NCAA tournament outcomes, I thought it fitting to drop a highly esteemed name known among sports circles – John Wooden.  Warmly known as “Coach” by many of his previous players at UCLA, this exceptional individual earned the title of “the ...

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