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In Others’ Words: Beneficial Opposition

In Others’ Words: Beneficial Opposition

  I’m not the best when it comes to flying kites.  The whole process of running and releasing a kite up into the air behind me? It’s just a bit beyond me. I want to look ahead of me and make certain I don’t run into something, or that I don’t trip and fall. At the same time, I want to look back over my shoulder and see if my efforts are successful. Has the kite taken f... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Glorious Mess of Christmas

In Others’ Words: The Glorious Mess of Christmas

  This quote makes me smile. The words takes me back to my childhood … and to the years when my children were younger. And to be honest, there are still messes created in our family living room on Christmas morning. And I love the glorious mess. Yes, there’s noise — laughter and conversation all mixed together. And the room is crowded with family members, including my husban... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Choosing Sides on Christmas

In Others’ Words: Choosing Sides on Christmas

  I read through pages and pages of quotes about Christmas last night and I came to a conclusion: People either love Christmas or they don’t. And when they don’t, well, sometimes they tolerate it … and sometimes they just outright hate it. Reading those quotes was like sitting atop a virtual pendulum that swung back and forth, back and forth, where the words sometimes evoked... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Better Friend

In Others’ Words: The Better Friend

A few weeks ago I heard that September is National Friendship month. I liked the sound of that: a whole month celebrating, among other things, friendship. It’s also National Honey Month. And National Courtesy Month. And National Sewing Month. And National Blueberry Popsicle Month. On a more serious note, September is also National Suicide Prevention Month. And that leads me right back to spe... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Headed Here, There and Everywhere

In Others’ Words: Headed Here, There and Everywhere

By the time you read this post, I’ll be in Seattle. Spring break — a great time to go someplace, right? And since my son Josh moved to Seattle last October, that sounded like a great place to visit. I’ve never been to Seattle and I’m ready to explore my son’s new hometown, rain or shine. (And I understand there will probably be rain.) There are other places I’d ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Choosing the Goal or the Obstacle

In Others’ Words: Choosing the Goal or the Obstacle

  I apologize for missing Tuesday’s post. I was traveling back from Washington, DC. after spending several days there while my daughter’s volleyball club competed in a tournament. On the way back, I finished reading From a Distance, a historical romance by best-selling author Tamera Alexander, and the source of today’s quote. It’s always fun to read a good book —... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Teamwork Triad

In Others’ Words: The Teamwork Triad

My youngest daughter’s club volleyball team is heading out for a weekend tournament. Three days of nonstop competition. Three days to see teamwork in action — win or lose –and oh, how we hope for wins! But I’ve learned watching CJ’s team that a day is successful if the team plays well no matter what the score is at the end of the match. Playing well = communicating + ... Read More »

In Others’ Word: They Like Me, They Like Me Not

In Others’ Word: They Like Me, They Like Me Not

  There’s a lot of truth packed into today’s quote. Some people are going to like you. Some people aren’t. It’s as simple … and as challenging … as that. Another way to put it? You can’t please everybody.  But, oh, don’t we try sometimes? You know what finally convinced me that some people will like me and some people won’t? Publishing a b... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Realizing the Glass is Refillable

In Others’ Words: Realizing the Glass is Refillable

  Y’all know I’ve switched sides several times on the glass half empty vs. glass half full debate. I’ve gone from seeing the glass half empty to seeing the glass half full. Then I embraced a friend’s comment: There’s always something in the glass. Loved that perspective. Still do. But today I’m believing the truth that the glass is always refillable.  Somet... Read More »

In Others’ Words: When God says “Go”

In Others’ Words: When God says “Go”

When we moved to Colorado, our friend, Tony hugged me and my husband and said, “I’m going with people who are going with God — and you two are going with God.” At the time, Tony was more excited about our move than I was. Why? Because Tony was looking ahead — at where God was leading us. I was looking at where I was, where I wanted to stay — and I wasn’t r... Read More »

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