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Take the First Step

That niggling idea that you have isn’t going away, is it? You know which one I mean. At this stage it’s a recurring inspiration. A “What-if?” A dream. Maybe you’d like to trade in your desk job for travel writing. Could be you’re thinking about starting a local community group for winter camping. Perhaps you’re […]

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Homecoming

Indeed, it is as important to learn how to receive a blessing as it is to be willing to give one. –Joel Osteen I’m great at giving. Giving my time, giving my talent, giving my treasure. I love it. Not only is it my nature, I also cultivate it. I value giving to others. It […]

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Reminder To Self

  It wasn’t until near the end of this spring phone call that I realized he was breaking. A college student learns a lot about navigating life, with many “firsts” piled on at once. But you know what? After hanging up, I realized that all of us flow through these seasons no matter our age. […]

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Sweet Lucille’s Traveling Beer Can Vase

Recently we celebrated my Grandmother’s 98th birthday–on Friday the 13th!  I gave her a silk white rose to brighten her room, and used a very special “vase” I had been saving just for her…. When I was about 6 or 7 years old, Grandma and Grandpa had come to stay with us for the weekend at our home in northern […]

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You’ll Get A Charge Out of This Story

Today’s guest writer, Janet, is a dear friend from waaaay back.  As in, back in the days of high school.  Which was when telephones had curly cords and were actually attached to walls.  Not so far back as rotary dials, though–push buttons were becoming downright common. Janet captures an unsuspected treasured moment with those in the same car, on […]

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