We’ve all heard of the midlife crisis, right? Some of us are hit hard, as in the “get-a-divorce-and-buy-a-sports-car” kind of crisis. Others can get away with just a nose ring or tattoo, or maybe even a boob job. The thing is, the root of the crisis is the same – as we age, we start to ponder the BIG…

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“A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of Africa to study the prospects for expanding business. One sends back a telegram saying: ‘SITUATION HOPELESS STOP NO ONE WEARS SHOES.’ The other writes back triumphantly, ‘GLORIOUS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY STOP THEY HAVE NO SHOES’” (excerpted from The Art of Possibility by Zander & Zander). The Zanders go so…

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  I recently read a quote from Abraham-Hicks that has huge implications for just about all aspects of life, not the least of which is our prison system. You cannot restore someone to their Connection with Source by belittling them or by punishing them or by being disgusted with them. It is only through love that you can return…

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about our recent tour of the Mauthausen concentration camp (if you missed it, you can find it here). In the visitor’s center at the end of the tour, a particular exhibit caught my eye. It described a baby named Hana, who was – miraculously – born in the camp shortly before its liberation….

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  It’s no longer breaking news that the tension in our country (and arguably, our world) is reaching a boiling point. In fact, many folks believe “the powers that be” are intentionally trying to create a Civil War in the US. Divide and conquer. Just today, I was reading a Facebook post about this possibility, when something jumped out…

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DIVERSITY – Why are we so afraid of this word? Why does this one little word cause so much anger and opposition? Why are we uncomfortable even discussing diversity? It will probably come as no surprise….human beings find comfort in sameness. We thrive on commonalities. In fact, where romantic relationships are concerned, studies have shown that the old adage…

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Years ago, I wrote a devotional for the Christian magazine, Our Daily Bread. It was titled “Our Limited Understanding.” (don’t look for it; sadly, it wasn’t picked up for publication). In reality, it was about The Big Picture. I wrote: “As a mom, God often speaks to me through my two small children. The kids and I enjoy reading…

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I love Mike Rowe! You know, the Dirty Jobs guy? And, not just because he’s hot….I love him because he has common sense, and he’s not afraid to use it. In today’s world, where common sense seems to take a back seat to political correctness, I admire the fact that he speaks his mind. One of his favorite topics,…

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  It’s a beautiful Saturday night in downtown Charleston. I’m sitting at a piano bar with my husband and some friends from work, having a blast, my voice almost hoarse from singing and yelling. At some point, I sneak a glance at Bill, who is not prone to overt displays of excitement. He’s singing and tapping along with the…

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