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No room for failure

Each morning, I spend time reading, praying, and meditating. This morning I started reading the book of Joshua in the Bible. I came across a line in verse five that resonated with me. "I will not fail you or forsake you." I underlined that portion of the verse and meditated on it briefly before gathering… Continue reading No room for failure

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Chasing rabbits

I must be brief this morning. My toddler is still quietly sleeping in her crib, curled up in a little pink ball. Last night, she resisted her normal 7:30 p.m. bedtime and wanted to watch an extra episode of Curious George, her current favorite cartoon. After that, she pitter-pattered around the house, dragging her "Good… Continue reading Chasing rabbits

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For her curls

As I gear up to go back to work full-time this fall, transitioning from an adjunct instructor to a full-time English instructor, I find myself fluctuating between excitement and eager anticipation and anxiety and grief as I let go of this period of my life--the stay-at-home mom phase. No longer will Maggie's cute babbling on… Continue reading For her curls

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Ripples

*Thanks to Henry Petty for serving as today's guest contributor!* Prayer is powerful.  It touches base with our Creator.  Think about adding this exercise to your prayers and see how it impacts you. Not only will it show loving kindness for yourself, but for others as well. With eyes closed, imagine a pool of clear,… Continue reading Ripples

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Daily grind tip

*Big thanks to my friend Henry Petty for sharing his thoughts with us in today's post.* During the daily grind, we seldom find time for ourselves or a chance to really focus on “me”.  This is a great technique to cope with the daily life, to break it up a bit, to focus on yourself… Continue reading Daily grind tip

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Transcending my reality

*Special thanks to Gloria Bolton, a former student of mine, who has grown into an even more beautiful and enlightened person over the years, for serving as today's guest contributor.*Transcending my Reality: How I Found Christ   “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.… Continue reading Transcending my reality

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Top 12 things I’m grateful for in 2012

Recently I wrote a blog post for my personal blog, My 2012 gift list, and listed the most significant gifts I received in 2012. I didn't list tangible objects or even relationships on the list--I limited my gift list to the intangible yet priceless blessings I received in the form of lessons, inspirations, and virtues.… Continue reading Top 12 things I’m grateful for in 2012