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This Thanksgiving, Give the Gift of...You!

It’s Thanksgiving week and I’m sure you are all anticipating your upcoming celebrations.

Since one of Thanksgiving’s themes is bounty, I thought it might be good to think about the word… 116 more words

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One Great Tip for Managing Relationships During the Holidays

Spoiler Alert: It is not about them.

As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, many of us will have the opportunity to gather with family and friends. 537 more words

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How to Find Your Next Great Masterpiece

A while back, my husband, Alan, and I spent the morning in San Juan Capistrano.  We had set aside a half day to spend time in solitude with God. 659 more words



I’d like to step outside of myself for a minute and try to imagine what it must be like as an immigrant coming to the United States. 212 more words


What Would Your "Ruins" Say About You?

It was another site filled with monotone, clay-colored dirt and rocks. We rode a high-wire tram to get there; to see remnants of another moment in history. 454 more words

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Praying Scripture

There have been times when I have desired to pray for someone or a group of people close to me. There were longings in my heart, but I could not find the words. 208 more words

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A Collision of Joys

My oldest son, Sean, is in a band called Sounds of Satellites. They are a really creative group of young men who write songs for the hurting, wounded, and even prodigals of their generation. 477 more words

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