Tag Archives: Relationships

Coming Soon: A Valentine’s Day . . . ALONE

When Your Valentine Can’t be With You   Valentine’s Day – it seems people either love it or hate it. At least, there’s a great deal of hate for it on Facebook nowadays and of course, outcry against the extreme … Continue reading

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The Gift of Reconciliation & My Mother: Reflections & Resolutions

The Gift of Reconciliation, Reunion and How It Will Shape My New Year’s Resolution In October I wrote a post about the potential of losing a loved one at the holidays. While I am writing this, my grandmother is still … Continue reading

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Who Will Watch the Home Place? Preserving Your Family Legacy

About a year ago, my grandson Alex loaded a bunch of new music on the little iPod I use at the gym.  I was working away on the elliptical machine one evening and suddenly in a pretty country voice, I … Continue reading

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Are You Naughty or Nice? A Coworkers Perspective

Fall is a time of transition and drawing in. The holidays are around the corner and with them extra focus on family & tradition. It’s a wonderful season. But do we allow it to permeate our workspace? I want to … Continue reading

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Journey Mercies . . . Life’s Lessons

Journey Mercies . . .  Life’s Lessons When do “life lessons” begin and when do they end?  From the time we are born our days are filled with rules and regulations.  Do’s and don’ts that are supposed to make our … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Make the Best Sandwiches: Some Reflections on Friendship

Peanut Butter and Jelly Together Make the Best Sandwiches. Let me begin by saying that this blog has nothing to do with a PB & J; although just reading the title is making me a bit hungry.  (Does it come … Continue reading

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“I Just Need a Little of Your Time”: 3 Ways to Give the Gift of You

Have you ever felt so strongly that God is trying to tell you something? You know the feeling I’m talking about? I’m referring to those times when He puts it in your face until you get the recurring theme. I … Continue reading

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What Do You Do with “Different?”

Sometimes when I encounter someone who is so different from my world of normal, I wonder if I am handling it appropriately.  What do you do when you run into “different’?  How open are you?  Do you ignore or dismiss … Continue reading

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Comforting Others in Times of Grieving and Loss: The Dos and Don’ts

Comforting Others in Times of Grieving and Loss:  The Dos and Don’ts What’s the worst thing you can imagine someone saying to a grieving person?  Whatever you’ve just come up with in your head, I am willing to bet that … 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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