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The Long View

At the time of this post being written, we have just said a very sad and tender goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II. Besides seventy years as reigning British monarch she leaves many pearls of wisdom for us to remember and live by. I loved many of them but this one in...

New Lenses

The first sentence in Chapter Ten of my book says, "We should all be grateful for those moments that keep us stepping higher and reaching for the best within ourselves." I have found that when I drink in everyday moments with lenses of gratitude often they will lead...

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Optimism

The late Helen Keller once so beautifully penned, "No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway to the human spirit."  The theme throughout my book, Monday Moments has a very optimistic spirit and I believe...

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Happy Monday!

I love this quote that reads, "When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day!" I wish that for each of you today and in fact, all week! I also want you to know that whatever comes your way, you have what it takes to get through it. Life is not easy...

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Together We Can Do So Much

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." The late Helen Keller has left us so many pearls of wisdom and this one speaks gently to me as I know its truth. Over many years the ocean has never ceased to reach out to me with its many lessons. I am reminded...

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August!

HAPPY first day of beautiful August! This sweet magical month is summer's finale but also a gentle reminder that we should "always believe something wonderful is about to happen."  Let us capture all of her goodness and celebration from a month of many memories from...

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Memories

Last week our family lost a very dear friend. He was a gentle giant in our eyes as he lifted and loved others every day of his life. For many years we were the grateful recipients of that love. One of the many beautiful memories from the funeral service and...

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“Don’t let your ice cream melt…”

I came across a quote just recently that made me pause, "Don't let your ice cream melt while you are counting someone else's sprinkles." I was at the Fun Zone on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach just recently with my youngest granddaughter. It is a family...

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Wisdom, Hope and Faith

On Sunday morning as I was sitting in church, I prayed I would be inspired by something in the sermon that we might all need to hear. And I was. I will try to do justice to the powerful words spoken and yet a part of our every day. Those words would be wisdom, hope...

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“See You Soon…”

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for all those men and women who died in active military service. They would never come home. Many years ago my mother compiled a beautiful binder of her brother's letters from his time as an army pilot until the fateful day he was...

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Finding Your True North

In the shelter of hushed and magnificent moments, we may feel answers resonating within us regarding thoughts or questions we are contemplating. In finding my own true north, my greatest direction is prayer and by following my true north I am guided and comforted...

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Always Help Someone

A quote by philanthropist Steve Maraboli says," A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal." There are people from all circumstances in life whom on any given day, God may put on our path. It is up to us to discern how best to help. Sometimes it is...

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Be Still, Your Prayers Will Be Answered

We have just celebrated the beauty and the glory of Easter with gratitude for all we have been given through God and His Son, and the hope of bright new beginnings. Sometimes though, our hearts are still longing for more, as with answers to prayers that are still...

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Spring!

There are few things more beautiful than a fresh Spring day! With her exquisite new beginnings, Spring brings hope for good things ahead. Our new beginning is what God gave to us when his son, Jesus Christ was crucified. With Easter less than a week away it provides...

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Gratitude

Dear Readers, Some Mondays I feel I have more to express than others, this week will be a little quieter. The simplicity of what I have to share lies within us. There is a calmness and a gentle, tender peace in a life filled with gratitude. Wishing you a beautiful...

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The Helpers

In the tumultuous days that have turned into weeks we have seen such inhumane regard for human life through the war between Ukraine and Russia. We have seen courage in the face of adversity in its finest form as the Ukrainian people, especially mothers and children...

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Somewhere Can Be A Special Place!

"Somewhere" can be a very special place when you are taking a road trip, or just a drive for the day to ponder the magic you may find there. For me it was a new city in 1992. It was a new beginning, new friendships, new home, new schools for my children and new jobs...

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Just Where You Are

Have you ever felt as though you seem to be standing still while the rest of the world is moving all around you? Each one of us has a unique set of circumstances that are a real part of who we are, and they can contribute to how timely things happen for us. While some...

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Faith, Hope and Love

"Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened." This quote by Charles Spurgeon paints a picture vividly in my mind and in my heart. God's love speaks to us daily in different ways. We may feel this love in the faces of...

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“Strength To Love”

Today is Martin Luther King Day, and a day I celebrate with all of my heart, mind and soul. In his book STRENGTH TO LOVE, parts of it composed during some very tumultuous years, he wrote in a deeply personal way of his commitment to justice. After consistently being...

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Courage

Good Morning and Happy New Year! As we begin this year, 2022 together I wish you great happiness and wonderful health. I also wish you COURAGE. It is an attribute that we build most of our human traits upon. Difficult things will  be placed on our paths in life, not...

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