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THE MUNDANE MATTERS

By Judy Bennett |

The mundane matters.  I really don’t like that!  I am one who loves to think about the next adventure–those moments that leave you with a feeling of joy and a smiling heart.  I tend to want to get thru the “everyday” times to the “special” times.  But what I am learning is that attention to…

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Go forth and fail

Just saying the word “fail” or “failure” can feel defeating.  It often comes with such a negative connotation and a feeling of shame or regret.  “I was a failure with the new client.” “I failed to get my point across in the meeting.” “I always fail when I try new things.”  Sound familiar?  Experiencing failure…

By Natalie Mendez |
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One Gentle Knock

One gentle knock can change a life. As a woman without much confidence, without many goals, always feeling like someone else could do everything better, this is what happened to me. In a moment of tough times, I sat speaking with a childhood friend. We talked of people we once knew, where they were today…

By Carol Leeth |
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Rise Up

Tears flow as she heads down the highway.  Alone, her thoughts are jumbled.  She has no idea what she will find at the end of her journey. Her day started with a silent prayer, a warm cup of coffee, and her daily devotional.  Her early morning routine is interrupted as she intuitively picks up the…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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Bullfighter 

At the age of seven, Patricia McCormick was full of life and curiosity. On a family vacation to Mexico City, she was enthralled with a bull fighter who lost his shoes in the mud but continued to fight. That was the moment she fell in love with bullfighting. Back home, her tattered blanket quickly became…

By Michele Gooch |

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The Red Thread

In Chinese folklore, when a magical connection is made between two people, it 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….

By Deb Kreimborg |
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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 |