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The Spirit of Christmas

Where have all the Santas gone?  That was the question I pondered recently while riding pillion with my husband on our second Toy Run.  As we wove our way down the highway and through nearby streets of the Gold...
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A Stitch in Time

Like darning socks, the old saying ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ has its origins in an activity rarely undertaken in our throw-away society. The idea that if we mend a piece of clothing when we first notice it is...
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Moving Forward

There’s a kids’ game that’s very funny to watch called ‘Stuck in the Mud’ where the person who’s ‘IN’ runs around tagging other kids who have to stand still, feet planted on the ground and waiting to be set free. Once free,...
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Letting Love In

One of the more frustrating, and at times heart-wrenching, dilemmas in our relationships, whether with a partner, family member, or friend, is the difficulty we have understanding or interpreting one another’s way of...
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The Power to Change

The power you have to change your life is directly proportional to the degree to which you are willing to accept what shows up in it as your own… the good, the bad and the ugly. Trite as it may sound, things are not always as they seem....
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