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Archive for April 2018

Sunday Inspiration: Caregiving

“Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” -Tia Walker Did you see the 60 Minutes segment last Sunday about a couple struggling with the trauma of Alzheimer’s Disease? The program followed the couple over several years showing the woman slowly sinking into dementia. Her husband took care of her by…

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Sunday Inspiration: Barbara Bush

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.   Barbara Bush Thank you, Barbara Bush, for your grace and class under…

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Now and Then in Novels

Last week I told you about Now and Then in my actual life, but every novelist lives in at least two worlds. Novelists wake up to one world every morning, but another always lives in our imaginations. Sometimes that imaginary world even creeps into our dreams. Imaginary worlds have Now and Then, too. Every story…

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Sunday Inspiration: Learn Best With a Beat

Teachers are some of the most hard working, inspirational, heroic, and invaluable people in the world today — and they deserve the raises they’re fighting for. I remember all too well the good friend who was thrilled that she’d gotten a job teaching public school kindergarten, then proceeded to tell me how she had rescued…

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Now and Then: Moving Back and Forth in Time

I played hooky from Southern Exposure two weeks ago. It was a time of now and then. Let me explain. Now and Then in Real Life Now: We drove to Pensacola where my husband performed a small, private ceremony outdoors near the beach for our lovely niece and new husband. Then: On arrival, memories of the…

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Sunday Inspiration: Golden Rule Day

I bet you didn’t know that last Thursday was International Golden Rule Day. Thanks to the folks at Charter for Compassion, I was reminded that April 5 was the day that the golden rule was celebrated around the world. Why around the world? Did you grow up thinking that the golden rule was solely Christian?…

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Reading Challenge: What Makes a Book a Classic?

I promised the last blog of each month would feature our 2018 Reading Challenge. Since I was away last Wednesday, let’s pretend THIS is the last week of March. If you’ve been following our discussions on the challenge, you already know the basics. If you haven’t? You can find out more right here. Don’t forget…

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