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Sunday Stills: #Traditions

December is the time of year when we experience a variety of traditions. Some are long-standing, while others may be brand-new. Many families celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other traditional events that may not be related to spiritual expression during the holidays. Of course, celebrating holiday traditions means spending time with loved ones. I caught …

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49 Days In 1988: Week 31 – First Night – Hugh’s Views & News

Many thanks to Hugh for featuring me on his blog today! This weekly feature shares accounts from his journal written in the 1980s and introduces bloggers' book project and favorite 80s songs! If you have not visited Hugh's blog yet, please stop by! Photo by Emre Gencer on Unsplash via 49 Days In 1988: Week …

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Sobremesa: An Opportunity to Share

“The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.” After an incredible weekend, I am sharing my experience at my church’s ladies retreat in Lake Tahoe. And yes I am having coffee with a wonderful group of women, some I have known for over 25 years. This has an incredibly special weekend for me, …

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I’ve Got the Music In Me

Day three of Writing 101 asked us to write about three of the most important songs in our lives and why they are meaningful. Now that Easter has just passed, a song that holds deep meaning for me is “In Christ Alone.” Although strong in my Christian faith, I still fall short every day. Too …

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Desiderata–You Are a Child of the Universe

Happy Saturday and last day of February, 2015! I had to share this post again with this back story. I had some business on my university campus last summer and as I stood in line, a young woman in front of me sported a tattoo with some of the words from this poem: "You are …

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Winds of Change for the New Year

I read a post this morning which inspired me to write this as I launch my newly-retired self into the New Year. As a windsurfer, I would be remiss if I did not use the wind as a metaphor for life and change. A VERY cold north wind has been blowing in Northern California the last …

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