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In Others’ Words: Believing Good When Times are Bad

  I’ve always been intrigued by this quote by Anne Frank. Astounded, really.  A young girl whose life was destroyed by the Nazi Holocaust states that despite everything — despite losing her home, despite having to hide from people who want to kill her and her family, despite the fear of being caught and taken to a concentration camp (which was her ultimate fate) — she believ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Are You Interested?

In Others’ Words: Are You Interested?

You know how you get to the end of a day and you don’t remember what you did? Or is that only me that happens to? Sometimes I’m busy, busy, busy … and yes, I’m doing things. But sometimes what I’m really doing is not paying attention. I’m juggling several things at one time, which in a way is saying that none of the things I’m doing warrants my full attent... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Being Here for Each Other

In Others’ Words: Being Here for Each Other

I didn’t play team sports much growing up.  Oh sure, I played kickball during recess. I always envied the kids who could kick a “creeker” — kicking the ball hard enough so that it soared over the ravine at the end of the playground and into the woods beyond. And I participated in the mandatory team sports in gym — and hated them one and all. Why? Because I was always ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Focus

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.” ~ William Ward, English missionary & author There came a time in my life when I had to face a harsh reality: I was an angry mommy. I had a lot of aspirations for myself as a mom — spilling angry words and actions out on my young children was not one of... Read More »