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The Red Thread

By Deb Kreimborg |

In Chinese folklore a magical connection is made between two people is called the Red Thread of Fate.  From the moment we are born a red invisible thread is tied around our fingers and attached to the people we are destined to meet.  It may stretch or tangle but it will never break. Communication is…

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Choose What is Better

Perfection is a word that rings in the ears of most women in our culture. Whether in the work place or at home, the expectation of perfection is all around us. Or at least we think it is. Growing up in a Christian home, I learned the story of Mary and Martha. These women loved…

By Carol Leeth |
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Connections

One would think, with all our new snazzy technology, that CONNECTING would be easy and a snap to make new friends and colleagues. Yet, it seems that genuine connections are challenging today and are becoming a “lost art” in our society. I don’t want to go too far, however, many of us are glued to…

By Marilyn Suey |
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Disabled because of Disconnection

When my phone doesn’t charge, there could be a number of places where there is a disconnect. The battery might not be holding a charge anymore. The charger might have an electrical short in it. The wall plug might not be working properly. It takes some investigation to uncover where the connection needs to be…

By Michele Gooch |
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Valentine Boxes

The box is essential for Valentine’s Day. The heart-shaped box of delectable chocolates nestled in pleated paper to share or savor alone. The tiny, square box holding a precious ring linked to a nervous question and a simple promise. And today, the Amazon box on the porch linking hearts and souls from different zip codes….

By Peggy Tidwell |

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AWAKENING OF AN ARTIST

It began when he was just a little guy of one or two. His love of color, love of pictures made him smile. A neighbor gave him a painting of a happy clown that hung over his crib. After his naps I would find him holding onto the rails bouncing and smiling at the picture…

By Tricia Medrano Bridges |
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Words Matter

It started in a moment, a word thrown at me over and over again until I took notice. I wasn’t having a great day, in fact, I was angry and done with all the things not going my way. The cashier’s name was Joy, I saw her name tag as I waited a ridiculous amount…

By Carol Leeth |
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My Great Awakening

Twenty-two years of living in a gorgeous town in the Texas Hill Country surrounded by creeks, rivers, oaks, cypress trees and pure peace coupled with my dream job equaled heaven. No one plans on leaving heaven. I was no exception. Enter — change, transition and the unexpected. Before I knew it, I’d resigned from heaven….

By Michele Gooch |
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Favorite Things

When asked “what are a few of your favorite things?” Does a tsunami of images bombard your mind? I hear Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music categorically list a multitude of things from “bright copper kettles to silver white winters that melt into springs…” I am very similar to Julie Andrews in that I…

By Tracy Meyer |