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In Others’ Words: Thinking about Freedom

In Others’ Words: Thinking about Freedom

As we celebrate the 4th of July today, I’m always thankful for the freedom we share as Americans. And I’m also thankful for those military men and women — past, present, and future — who defend our freedom.  Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Right of Refusal

In Others’ Words: The Right of Refusal

  There’s a lot of power in the word “Yes.” And then there are times when “No” is the more powerful word — especially when you say No to someone else’s No. My favorite kind of “I refused to take no for an answer”? When doing so allows you to become who you were meant to be. You defy the odds, ignoring the no-you-can’ts or the no-you-... Read More »

In Others’ Words: America

Happy 4th of July! Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating with family and friends! I’m thankful for this country — and am especially thankful for the men and women who have served in the armed forces, defending our country’s freedom. What are you doing on July 4th?   I’m taking off Friday, so I’ll be back on Monday with a week-long, three-part series. See you after t... Read More »

In Others’ Words: You

“The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are.” ~Desiderius Erasmus (1466? – 1536) , Catholic priest I gotta be honest with you: I wasted a lot of time thinking the only way I could be really, truly happy was if I was somebody else. Someone more like you, maybe. I spent a lot of time thinking being me wasn’t good enough, all the while thinking everyone else lo... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Discovery

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” ~Henry Ford, American industrialist Fear ruled my life for too many years. Yes, there were reasons for the fear, but still … I look back and think what I lost. Freedom. Emotional and spiritual freedom. For too long I thought life was going to... Read More »