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Lasting Change, step 1

While we may not want to face it, the simple truth is that yesterday’s choices — of other people to a very small degree perhaps, but overwhelmingly our own — have led us to be what we are and where we are today. Consequently, it’s really very simple. If you are...

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On Purpose . . . at Last!

When I first began blogging years ago, I did so for one  3-pronged reason. I had always loved to write and to write not just for myself but for others. Intertwined with those loves was my life-goal of having at least one book published. Every published writer,...

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On Purpose

“I’m struggling.” The text I received from a dear friend a few weeks ago repeated two words I hear quite often when speaking to primetimer friends. And while there are many reasons people “struggle” — health issues, financial woes, strained relationships, etc —...

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Shadows

Eclipse-mania has been especially high in my hometown for the past week or so. The climax came when people not only from all over the country, but all over the world, visited my small town of about 39,000 to enjoy 4 minutes of 100% totality. My hostess, other...

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The More Things Change . . .

4 1/2 months. It’s been that long since I’ve even logged in here. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that fact, but it’s true. Long story short, within 3 days of the post I wrote 4 1/2 months ago, my life was turned upside down yet again. Since then, I’ve...

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Help! (with apologies to The Beatles)

     I need somebody     (Help) not just anybody     (Help) you know I need someone, help I typically do not like to ask for help. I don’t want to be a bother or impose on anyone. But I do need your help. It’s a slightly complicated situation, as situations tend to...

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Do You Want to Get Well?

“Of course anyone who has been lame for 38 years and who has been waiting by the pool all that time to be healed has clearly shown he wants to be healed!” Until last week, that had always been my response to the question Jesus asked the lame man by the pool. But as...

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What an Adventure!

I had the pleasure over the past 8 weeks of participating in my first-ever Missouri Quilt Shop Hop. My quilter-extraordinaire friend Sandy and I visited 47 shops (of the 100 participating) and completed 4 of the 8 “hop” regions in my wonderful home state. Sandy is,...

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Tossing out the Rule Book

I’ve always been a list-making, task-checking-offer, just-give-me-the-steps-to-follow type of person. I want to know what is required of me so I can complete the steps or follow the rules and be successful at the endeavor at hand. When it comes to most things —...

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Better With Age

“What becomes better as a person ages?” That was the question posed by a morning disc jockey whose program I had just tuned into during my recent drive from my home in Missouri to Colorado Springs. More than a few listeners hoping to win a prize package called in...

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