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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: Chasing the Dream

In Others’ Words: Chasing the Dream

It’s the middle of November, which means I’m thinking of Thanksgiving … and then Christmas … and then the New Year is is fast approaching. Are you feeling breathless yet? This is the time of year I often look forward and backward at the same time. I consider what I wanted to accomplish during the past year — did my dreams come true? — even as new dreams lure me ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Courage of Dreamers

In Others’ Words: The Courage of Dreamers

I just got back from a bit of vacation in California and, yes, I spent some time in Disneyland. It amazed me how everyone embraced the “happiest place on earth” mentality, donning all versions of “ears”:  traditional Mickey and Minnie ones  Star Wars ones Princess ones — think Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White … pick a princess, any princess … Bride and groom ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Entertaining Hope

In Others’ Words: Entertaining Hope

  Are you entertaining hope? Indulge me for a minute while I play with that word “entertain.” Have you invited “great hopes” (plural) into your life? Anticipated the arrival of great hopes? Thrown the door wide open and embraced great hopes telling them, “I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve been waiting for you!” Or have you told “great ho... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Which Way Do We Go? (Guest Post by

In Others’ Words: Which Way Do We Go? (Guest Post by

My friend, Pat Trainum is visiting today. She writes as Patricia Bradley and is departing from her usual romantic suspense novels to pen two sweet Christmas romances in the Heartwarming Christmas Anthology.    Have you ever wanted to run away from your problems? I have, so it’s natural that I would write about characters who run away. In my latest story, Amy Logan lives in a Christmas Town, M... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Shortcuts

We all are looking for success of one type or another. Maybe you’re focused on personal success, becoming a better version of yourself in some way. Run faster. Think smarter. Live kinder. Or maybe now is all about professional success. Achieving your dream job. Or a promotion. Or recognition of some sort that says “You’ve done it” — whatever laudatory “it”... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Impossible

  “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” ~John Heywood, English writer So many days ahead in 2012 … so many plans. We distill our “want tos” down to resolutions. Or a word. Our dos and don’ts for the next 12 months. And yet, for all the planning, we can only see so far along the road stretching before us. We can see up to the first bend in the road ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Tired

“The test of people is what they can do when they’re tired.” ~Winston Churchill, British politician & statesman I was a runner-girl for a certain season of my life. After years of hating the thought of running — and absolutely detesting the few times I attempted running for fun/exercise/because someone told me I should — I read an article that touted a running pla... Read More »