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The sky is not my limit…I am. T.F. Hodge What is holding you back?  You have dreams that you want to fulfill, but something prevents you from moving towards that which burns deep inside of you.  You use excuses such as the lack of time or money that is needed to invest in that one…

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Getting Through the ‘Nope’ Days

Three weeks ago I found myself in what I ended up calling The Quarantucci. Our oldest son tested positive for Covid (remember when “rona” wasn’t all up in our grills?) and we were settling in for another round of family isolation, but this time with masks and distance within our own home. Also, how is…

By Katie Quartucci |
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Heavenly Peace

The holiday season is upon us.  This time last year, we were bustling about, making plans to spend precious time with loved ones and share our experiences of the years passed.  However, this year is quite different (to say the least).  The atmosphere is smothering because the air is so thick. Fear and anger surround…

By Terrhonda Hillman |
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Dry Leaves Crunching Under My Feet

What does peace look like to you? Does it have a sound? Does it have a scent? For me, peace looks like a baby smiling in his sleep. Peace is also the feel of his cheeks, the smell of his hair, and the sound of his baby laughter. When I was looking for a place…

By Jacquelyn Minor |
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The Peace Portal

I’ll never forget the summer afternoons of my childhood when my mother would call my siblings and me in from playing outside with the neighbors to take a half hour nap. Our friends didn’t have to go in for a nap; why did we? It was kind of embarrassing since we weren’t toddlers anymore; we…

By Elisa Juarez |

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Take Your Time

I am grateful for time. Exactly what that means has changed in the last few years. Time in the last nine months has looked like repainting my house, inside and out. It has looked like reading 75 books that have been on my shelves for years. Time has been in abundance as I sit at…

By Carol Leeth |
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Gratitude for the Hard Times

“Today, I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.” -Anonymous I often look back over my life recounting the times when people have extended a helping hand in my time of need. …

By Terrhonda Hillman |
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“Are You Having Fun Yet?”

What’s on your Top Ten list of things you are grateful for? I’ll bet if 25 moms and I were all sitting together in a room- -make that a park -sitting at least 8 feet apart (because 6 still feels really close to me when there are more than 4 people) -with masks I’ll bet…

By Jacquelyn Minor |
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Anteater Salad and Empty Bowls

I love conversations about holiday traditions. From best ideas ever to epic fails. From first year launches to rituals so ancient no one remembers the original story. For generations, a fruit salad has appeared on our family Thanksgiving table. The recipe is quite humble. Chopped apples, halved red grapes, sliced bananas, pecans, and miniature marshmallows…

By Peggy Tidwell |

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