Category Archives: relationships

A Million Ordinary Days by Judy Mollen Walters

I saw this book in the Goodreads giveaway list and was intrigued by the description. I requested a review copy from the author, and she sent it right away. The full novel far surpassed my hopes. She included so many … Continue reading

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Vulnerability and Intimacy

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. They always seemed to be an exercise in failure. I pick one word to guide my decisions in the coming year and to see how that word shows up in my life. I … Continue reading

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Your Utopia, My Dystopia

Amazon.com asked Ninni Holmqvist whether she wrote the dystopian novel The Unit for anyone particular in society, and she responded: My intention was that it is for everyone. But I guess it might especially appeal to middle-aged single people, childless … Continue reading

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The Colors of My Heart

I saw this quote and instantly grabbed it. When we talk about using our creativity to change the world, it really isn’t to make us think something. Even though we think we’re trying to change someone’s mind, that really isn’t … Continue reading

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Learning To Hear Praise and Good Things

My friend Paula Offutt, a writer who lives in Weaverville, NC, posted this on Facebook; and to my great surprise it went straight to my heart. Here’s what she said (italics mine) So I’m reading Teamwork I, a dog training … Continue reading

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Creating a Caring Community

I’ve been trying to figure this out for ages, so please don’t take anything I say in this blog post as advice that needs to be followed. I’m simply throwing out some things that have made a little difference in … Continue reading

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This is one of My Favorite Backstories

I’m not old enough to remember Children of the Day, but I first sang the song For Those Tears I Died at a Bible study when I was in high school in the early 80’s. I remembered the song for … Continue reading

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