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Carry On: A Second Wind for Daily Life

“Second Wind; A Fresh Run at Life” by Charles Swindoll. It’s a slim volume with a massive message that I still remember today, over 35 years later. Of course, I do, since I read it over and over because it fed my spirit. The best attributes of its content is Charles Swindoll’s way with words…

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Take a Firm Grasp on Your Gifts

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Anonymous Dip your pen into the ink of your purpose for it can be an indelible map to help guide your feet.…

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Envy

Some people wake up happy. No reason, just happy. For y-e-a-r-s those saccharin souls annoyed me. Or at least when I was young and unaccustomed and uneducated in accurately naming my emotions, but I would learn differently as an adult. Turns out that the more accurate word for my annoyance was and is envy. Eek……

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Write On…

“You want to be a writer, don’t know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.” ― Paul Simon Nothing soothes or troubles the human heart like dipping our pen into the ink of our past. We will either stir up trouble that hides inside the forest of forgotten memories…or we will…

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I had No Idea…In Hindsight, I Should Have

I had no idea. In hindsight, I should have. My trips up the hill to the mailbox left me huffing and puffing like The Little Train that Could. I excused the strain on my body on my lack of aerobics and my age. So instead of reporting it to my doctor, I filed the information…

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More…There’s Potential in Everyone

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is – infinite.” -William Blake Did you know you are more than you realize? Inside of you are untapped veins of surprising potential. It’s true. Not only that, but your friends, husband, boss, children, they are more as well. They have…

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JoyFULL Jumpstarts

Hello Jumpers, Would you like to add some joy to the upcoming festive season? And perhaps several dashes of fun? We are all for that I’m sure. Then good golly why is it hard for many of us to maintain our jolly throughout the holidays as we head toward a New Year? Hmm, wait, perhaps……

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Boundaries: A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Last year I put up our 12-foot Christmas tree on the 1st of November and then awaited the oohs and ahs from my family. To my chagrin, my teenage grandsons, who I thought would be full of confetti praise, were not happy. And since we live in the same house, when it’s possible, we try…

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Kin

From my earliest years, Aunt Pearl was my favorite kinfolk. Her Southern-country upbringing spiced her conversation with unexpected surprises that delighted the heart and often startled you into laughter. Her wit was quick, but so was her temper. Even though she was my favorite, I knew better than to sass her. When I stayed at…

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