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Finding Harmony

By Michele Gooch |

Listen to the music. The melody is strong, predominate, easy to hear. Hum along. The harmony complements the melody. It’s more difficult to pick out, and yet, we enjoy how full and pleasant the music sounds. Melody alone feels too empty, too hollow, too incomplete. Sameness does not produce harmony in the music world. To…

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Finding a Unified Front

2020 was quite a year. All hopes are for a better and brighter New Year. If you’re like me, you have too many items on your resolution list. If you had to choose only one, what might it be? My choice would be striving for unity. Songs of the past holiday season and accompanying prayers…

By Noor Saadeh |
Inspiration

In and Out

The morning my son left I was filled with dread.  I did not want him to leave. I wanted him to stay at least until the New Year.  As he entered the kitchen with his truck packed, he ask one thing of his parents. “Please take my hand and form a circle.  I believe in…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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The Magic of Snow

Have you played in a pile of snow yet this winter or have you been buried under a pile of laundry or dirty dishes that needed attending? One thing this past year has taught me is to address issues as they arise to prevent being overwhelmed later, especially if I can complete the steps in…

By Cindy Carter |
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Routine is an Anchor

Routine is an anchor. Professional athletes have a routine they go through before a game or a meet. The routine anchors them, helping them manage the uncertainty of what will come during the competition. Coping with the unpredictable is more do-able when we have some kind of rhythm. 2020 never seemed to give way to…

By Michele Gooch |

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Visions of New Beginnings

The start of a new year brings us visions of new beginnings, a fresh start and an outlook of hope and optimism. We would all say that 2021 is certainly looking like all of that and more! This past year has certainly brought its challenges to every one of us in all phases of our…

By Marilyn Suey |
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In Search of Peace

Over the years, I dare to say that most of us took part in endless holiday plays at school or maybe at a church, regardless of where – there was always a common thread of seven little words spoken, “Peace on Earth. Good Will to Men.” Perhaps, it would be a banner with gold lettering…

By Tricia Medrano Bridges |
Inspiration

Let there be peace on earth

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” If you were a baby boomer and a singer like me, this song is familiar. It was sung endless times and for many occasions from childhood until late into adult years. Today we might find its melody sappy and its lyrics pithy but…

By Noor Saadeh |
Inspiration

Focus Brings Peace

2020 has been a dumpster fire. No truer statement has ever been uttered. In January, we held our breaths wondering if the death of an Iranian general would start World War III while a bushfire raged across Australia burning up tens of millions of acres and an impeachment trial began. NBA legend Koby Bryant, his…

By Michele Gooch |

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