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Blessing 27: Nelson

My father-in-law, Nelson Hawkins, was a blessing in my life for so many reasons.

Even during the last few years, things between us didn’t change. Nelson continued to send me Mother’s Day cards, birthday cards, and Christmas presents–something no one would have expected him to do–yet he never stopped treating me like a daughter-in-law, and that was such a blessing. 400 more words


Kats' Korner: The Beauty Around Us, the Beauty in Us

The sun, moon and stars are reflectors for the beauty hidden in all of us.-Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

I, like many people, enjoy the beauty around me.

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Anxiety’s Guide to Public Speaking

By guest blogger: Mirade Leigh

          Some people have no problem speaking publicly. They can get up in front of a group of people, large or small, with confidence, without breaking a sweat; their hands do not shake; their face will not flush; they do not so much as stutter. 1,576 more words


Hope Found: Lessons from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

I have a confession to make: I’m suffering.

I say this not to elicit sympathy; I just want to be truthful. So please don’t think I need a pep talk, want attention, or that I’m just trying to bring other people down. 2,009 more words

The Moments Of Impact



Something I lack…

I have good ideas of what I would like to do, when I want to do it and how it will look at the end. 91 more words

On Taking Photos

Relay for Life: A Survivor's Story

It’s been five years since Ian was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor: Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain. It was rare, one in a hundred million; the tumor had sprouted tentacles, and we didn’t know for sure if we had found it before it had spread; there was no protocol for treatment; there was no guarantee that Ian would see his fifth birthday. 1,408 more words


A Life of Beauty

I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s life, like her words, were beautiful, encouraging and inspiring.

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