Tag Archives: faith

A Fighter Dancing Through the Fire: Lindsey

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron It would be understandable if my friend Lindsey felt sorry for herself. But she doesn’t. Until she turned 13, Lindsey’s life was like that of most … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

“This is the message of Christmas:  We are never alone.” – Taylor Caldwell  The Advent season this year had its ups and downs for me. During the first week in December, I seemed to have two weeks of activity packed … Continue reading

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Leading Our Lives

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver I was taken aback when a friend asked if I’m retired. I said, “I’m not doing anything for pay but I … Continue reading

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Assessing our Attitudes

“Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.”  – Joyce Meyer A friend of mine, Joann, has always had a positive attitude. She volunteered at a nonprofit organization where … Continue reading

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Do We Make the Most of Our Freedom?

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf I recently had the opportunity to travel to Spain and France for a vacation. In Normandy, France, we visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Thousands of our U.S. … Continue reading

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Overcoming Inertia

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is to act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Dorothea Brande I’ve been struggling with inertia lately in the areas of fitness, blogging, and writing in … Continue reading

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Keep the Faith

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.”         – Kathrine Switzer The longest race that I have ever run was 10 miles and took place several years ago. I was in better shape back … Continue reading

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