Monthly Archives: June 2012

Journey Mercies . . . Leaving Home

Journey Mercies . . . Leaving Home The thought of leaving home wasn’t something I wanted to think about, nor was it something I figured I would ever have to do.  I was 60 years old and had lived in … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why You & Your Phone Should Take a Break

3 Reasons Why You & Your Phone Should Take a Break In today’s busy world we are programmed to go go go! With the help of technology, the “go go going” is getting faster every day. We have cell phones … Continue reading

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“Never Ever Give Up”: The Jessie Rees Story

“Never Ever Give Up” How would you react to the news you have an inoperable brain tumor? Let me pose the question again. What if you were eleven years old and were told you had an inoperable brain tumor? How … Continue reading

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Rest . . . Can’t Skimp on it, Can’t Bank It

Rest . . . Can’t Skimp on it, Can’t Bank It My precocious 4 year old great granddaughter was telling me about the seeds she had planted with daddy.  She had forgotten to water them that day, so we talked … Continue reading

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Sweet Sanctuary – Where is Yours?

Sweet Sanctuary – Where is Yours? The definition of sanctuary in the words of my dear friend Marianne Piotrowski is “A place of refuge, a place to feel safe & comfortable.  A place where one can de-stress from the outside … Continue reading

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25 Years of Parenting and All I Get is this Empty Room

25 Years of Parenting and All I Get is this Empty Room . . . My youngest daughter just moved out of the house.  Gone.  Just like that.  As her first year of college closed out this May, she decided … Continue reading

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Smile and the World . . .

Smile and the World . . . What is the difference between good service and superb service that blows you away? Being in a service industry I have pondered that my whole career. What I have come up with is … Continue reading

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Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert? A Few Ways to Figure out YOU.

Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert? I’ve grown up in a home with parents that are on the extreme ends of this spectrum. My dad is a wise, quiet, extremely intelligent man who can be talkative and expressive but … Continue reading

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