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The Second Rule of Ten

A must-read!  As with its predecessor, The First Rule of Ten, the story successfully crafts a murder mystery that is wholly plausible yet unpredicted by the reader.  At the same time it subtly wears as an unintended (?) self-improvement book simply through reader identification with the main character, Tenzing Norbu (Ten, for short).  I feel I am able to approach […]

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Liebster Blog Award!

Thank you to Stand Upon Grace for your gracious nomination of this humble blog!  It is received with heartfelt appreciation. Take a side trip along a scenic gravel road to Wendy’s homestead here: http://standupongrace.wordpress.com/    Refreshments are readily available, for both body and spirit! For information on the enigmatic history of The Liebster Award, click on the medallion above. 5 Random Things […]

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Archetypes: Who Are You?

I just read this amazing book by Caroline Myss, called Archetypes.  These are collective symbols that everyone in the culture understands; patterns, habits, and behaviors that people can all describe.  When we speak in archetypes, we speak in common terms. For example, if I were to say my uncle’s sister’s daughter’s son’s mom is such a martyr, you […]

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Hold Yourself Dearly

Reading Tama Kieves’ writing physically hit me in the chest and knocked my spirit into alignment: Hold yourself dearly.  Here are some excerpts:  Hold yourself dearly.  No one has walked in your shoes but you.  Hold yourself dearly.  This is a practice, a prayer, an amulet and a portal.   …know the gospel of [your] own brilliant nature. …know […]

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God’s Bountiful Table

Our kitchen table is a central part of our family, serving more than just meals with its purpose.  Guests are honored here. Parenting occurs here. Friends connect over coffee here. Family members intertwine and enfold here. Homework is learned, bills are paid, opinions are shared, books are read, writing is released here.  Tears are shed, laughter is […]

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