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Taking thought for tomorrow – Lessons in making life meaningful from ants and firewood

I slept on the sofa last night in the place where I go to study and write sometimes because it was snowing.  Maybe its because I grew up where it never snowed; or because the smell of fir trees remind … Continue reading

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Musings on Boston Strong and why Beating Fear matters so much.

Fear is a net which evil casts over us that we might become ensnared and fall. Those who are afraid have already fallen. D. Bonhoeffer I went for a tiny little run this morning around the lake by my house, … Continue reading

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When “Here” is better than “There”

I wake up this morning in Colorado and, as is typical, make my coffee and then go to my ipad where I catch up on the news before reading my Bible.  It’s just getting light as I scan the news, … Continue reading

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Setbacks and Overcoming – The first is assured; the second is optional.

Dream big and work hard for it, because doing so takes you places — not always where you want, but often way farther than you can imagine. – Ranniveig Aamodt       Setbacks come in all shapes and sizes.  … Continue reading

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O the Places You’ll Go! The Wisdom of Embracing Life as Journey

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” I grew up living in “Cat in the Hat”, and by that I mean that rainy days were crazy days spent stuck … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Mesopotamia – and what we can learn from them

The first words out of Abraham’s mouth that are recorded in the Bible are spoken to his wife, when he says, “See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman, and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, … Continue reading

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Edelweiss: walking in danger without fear

My friend who recently died in Austria was more than a friend.  He was a mentor to each my children.  Kristi Dahlstrom’s reflections on living amidst danger without fear, learned in the Alps, are worth reading; absorbing; sharing. …Because teachers … Continue reading

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