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Perspective

Humans Connecting: The Handshake

One of many things I love about my church is the time we spend in the “passing of peace”. There is nothing half-hearted about this time at all; the entire congregation leaves the comfort zone of their pew and moves about greeting other members and guests. Sometimes a simple “Peace be with you” is shared, […]

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How My Blog Got Its Name (A Tribute to Vince)

Two year ago, give or take, I read some poetry and viewed some prints on a friend’s Facebook page. I was immediately drawn to the words on the page–often simple or few–but their impact was powerful, pulling me in and touching my soul. Through the kindness of my friend, I was introduced to Vince Coates. […]

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Post 1: I AM

…truly two of the most powerful words in our vocabulary for it is what we place after these words that defines how we see ourselves.  I am going to challenge you over the next two weeks, and while it won’t necessarily be easy, I am fairly confident that you will see yourself in a new […]

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The Life Giving Beauty of Autumn

“There is something beautiful and revitalizing about autumn. When the leaves fall, the world is surrendering. It lets go of the pieces and parts that can no longer serve in a positive way. Trees hold strong to their core and survive the storms; but every good tree knows that as time goes by, the leaves […]

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Liquid Gold

the coffee bean the water the magical elixir when the two meet a marriage that produces liquid gold the heavenly aroma awakens the senses taste buds dance for joy the moment they are flooded with the first sip inhaling, savoring….the calm covers like a blanket of warmth a morning hug in a cup Happy National […]

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The Relationships I Crave

I couldn’t have said it any better: these are the people with whom I wish to surround myself.

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being…

Peace Kindness Respect Tolerance Acceptance Friendship Compassion Light LOVE!

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Sunday Reflections #2 (Even though it’s Monday)

Watching the still smoldering embers of another epic bonfire and listening to the sounds of nature all around, I tried to get into a meditative state but, the world around me was also waking. Click on some social media to catch up on some news and that message above just popped off the page. That […]

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Is Anyone Listening?

“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you’re standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~C.S. Lewis “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~Stephen R. Covey I witness it daily and perhaps you do as […]

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Connections

The relationships we build in our lives often grow slowly as we take time to learn about that person. We want to build a rapport and a trust, establish boundaries and cultivate the bonds. Only then do we feel confident in sharing our true selves with each other. But what happens when you meet someone […]

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