Journey into the Lives of Women, One Story at a Time


Welcome to the World Declan!

I expected to be back in Florida early this week after visiting my Ohio family, signing at the Buckeye Bookfair and savoring the birth of our newest grandson. The sweater set above was my summer project while I waited for the baby to arrive and I couldn’t wait to give it to his mom and…

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Sunday Inspiration: It’s a Wonderful World

I guarantee that this video will make your day. Thanks to my husband for today’s post while I’m away enjoying this wonderful world.   I receive an inspirational quote every day from Values.com, and I’ve passed some of my favorites on to you. They also make commercials, as well as billboards to pass their hopeful message…

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Sunday Inspiration: A Happy Brain

“The chief function of the body,” said Thomas Edison, “is to carry the brain around.” I’m not so sure I agree with that, but I do believe it’s vital to keep our brain healthy and happy. Neurosciences are are making many exciting discoveries about the brain, and I ran across some in a recent blog by…

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Sunday Inspiration: The Journey of Purpose

I love it when I come across something that is so inspirational that it goes right to the heart of what it means to be human. Take a few minutes to watch this video by The Journey of Purpose, and you will not regret it. There are four participants, all of whom led or lead…

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Sniffing and Hoping: When Life Insists on a Change of Plans

Lofty notions aside, my first week back in Florida hasn’t been everything I hoped for. In addition to getting fabulous ideas from my brainstorming buddies in New York, I also caught a cold. Can we say change of plans? I don’t know what you do when you’re sneezing and coughing, but my deadline’s much too close…

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Sunday Inspiration: Back to School

Are your children heading back to school? As children head back to school I want to share an amazing blog about teachers, schools, and kids. Glennon Doyle Melton is an exceptional blogger who goes right to the heart, and her words here are no exception. She reminds us that our kids go back to school…

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Sunday Inspiration: Mother & Son Courage

What an incredibly inspiring story this is. Linda and Timmy Bannon are mother and son who suffer from the same genetic abnormality that has left both of them with no arms.  But they’ve learned how to live with their deformity with acceptance and even joy. Witnessing their resilience certainly makes it more difficult for me…

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A Warm and Wonderful Holiday to All

During the changeover to my new website today’s Sunday Inspiration was sadly a casualty.  We’ll be back next week.  In the meantime, I wish the best to all my friends continuing to celebrate Passover. And to my Christian friends, a happy Easter.

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