Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

  My dear friend Renee at PositiveBoomer gave me the Sisterhood Award. http://positiveboomer.net/2012/09/28/the-sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award/I am so thankful that I am smiling a biggie smile! I grew up with only brothers. Their wives have become sisters to me, and my brother-in-law’s wife … Continue reading

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What Does Mozart Have to Do With You? More Than You Realize!

I have been thinking about how each of us fits in in this grand world of ours. Reading other peoples’ blogs and listening to what both they and my students have to say is what went me down that path. … Continue reading

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Feathers To Raise You Up: Sail On and Run the Good Race

Leonardo da Vinci wrote “Feathers shall raise men even as they do birds, toward heaven; that is by letters written with their quills”. The power of the pen (or the keyboard) is mighty. It can lift and inspire, it can … Continue reading

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Strength through Scripture

I used to hear the expression “lose yourself in a good book”. Since I was an early and avid reader, it was an expression I loved. When I read fiction I often find myself sort of becoming one of the … Continue reading

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When I Was Little

My brother was able to scan a picture of our family when we were all so very young. There I am, dead center in the photo. I took my role as big sister so seriously. I was excited to have … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chili

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Pumpkin Chili Adapted from Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili from Real Mom Kitchen 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 – 2 sweet yellow or orange pepper, chopped 3 cups broth (vegetable … Continue reading

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Listen: What Does That Mean These Days?

Ever since I saw Dream girls, one of the things I think of when I hear the one-word request/command “Listen” is the song Beyonce sang in the movie. For those who have not seen the movie, suffice it to say … Continue reading

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Be Stunningly Beautiful Today

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The Importance of Voting: League of Women Voters

Well before I was born, but not nearly long enough ago, women were granted the right to vote in the U.S. A precursor of the 19th amendment was The League of Women Voters. My grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and great aunts were … Continue reading

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Speed Bump Maximus

Over the years I have compromised and adapted.I am sure you have, too! It is expected as we age and mature that we see the bigger picture. It is expected that we adapt and change and not insist on having … Continue reading

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Paul Told the Ephesians: And the Words Still Hold True.

Paul “Never let evil talk pass your lips; say only the good things men need to hear, things that will really help them. Do nothing that will sadden the Holy Spirit with whom you were sealed against the day of … Continue reading

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Share Your World Week 38

http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/share-your-world-week-38/ What is most memorable about your high school years? I loved the learning part of my high school years. My teachers challenged me and encouraged me. It was amazing. I was encouraged to join the speech and debate teams … Continue reading

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keep your eyes alert…let’s bring her home.

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Endure the Test: Become HIS jewel

Many days we are tested, aren’t we? I don’t know about you, but there are definitely times when I grumble about undergoing hardships, difficulties, and life-tests. I grumble even though I know that enduring and overcoming tests gives me strength … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to be adventurous

I sometimes think that having an adventure must involve extraordinary effort (like mountain climbing), or a long and perhaps expensive trip. But life itself is truly an adventure. When you stop and think about it, each time we head out … Continue reading

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The Poem That Was My Touchstone

When my son was a wee baby, I vowed to cherish his childhood and treasure my time with him. His life and the moments that became memories were important to me.The following poem was a touchstone and guide for me … Continue reading

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We Can Change the World With Kindness

Now we are past 9/11. The teensy break that some of the candidates took from negative, nasty politicking or ads will end today. Sniping will begin anew about which side is selfish or who cares about who more. Rather than … Continue reading

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These Boots Are Made for Walking

Does anyone remember Nancy Sinatra singing about boots? She’d sing “these boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do, and one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you”. She’d bop around in her … Continue reading

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We Are Part of His Symphony, Aren’t We?

I posted this almost a year ago, but am feeling this way today. I am posting it again–to bring a little oasis to your day. If you click on the video link, the loveliness of the music is a real … Continue reading

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I Will Never Ever Forget. No, Not Ever.

I may not be online much today. Today is the 11th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, the airliner downed in PA, and the attack on the heart and soul of America. On 9/11 I happened … Continue reading

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What Do You Conquer?

In a recent fortune cookie, I received this aphorism “Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it”. I liked it a lot. You see there are times in our lives when we are afraid. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Sunday Post: Morning

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/sunday-post-morning/ Each week Jake at jakesprinters posts a prompt for his sunday post. Now I only participate occasionally because I am nowhere near the prolific photographer that so many others are. But—since this Sunday morning is going to be different … Continue reading

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Share Your World – Week 37

Ok–I lose points for being a procrastinator. This is for Cee’s Share Your World that started 9/2—tomorrow there will be a new one. Here is the link: http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/share-your-world-week-37/ Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation? {I believe in the afterlife, but … Continue reading

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Joyous fall days~and joyous expression of the meaning of time passing by, and building memories. My friend Caddo- writes of that today. Check it out ❤

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Six Word Saturday

OK, Don’t laugh or faint. I know I am verbose. But today I am taking a stab at 6 word Saturday, but I am going to have to give you an intro first. The intro is in regular type—the six … Continue reading

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I Have a Lifeguard-and You Do Too

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved–loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”.–Victor Hugo     There is nothing like the feeling you get when you KNOW that someone has your back. … Continue reading

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Never Waste Your Time

  Remember this: those with true eyes that see your heart are committed to love. They are committed to caring for you. Remember this as well. Rejoice about a friend who “gets” you. You know that wondrous feeling that you … Continue reading

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What Do You Think of This GPS? You May Be Surprised!

It has occurred to me that stress is not an automatic condition. For years I have felt stressed out and overcome by challenges and difficulties. I don’t mean all the time, but boy have I felt extremely overcome at times. … Continue reading

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What do you see today – difficulties or opportunities?

” A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” `~ Winston Churchill There are days when life looks bleak. There are days when it looks scary or overwhelming. There are days when life … Continue reading

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You Can’t Start the Next Chapter

That is certainly the truth, isn’t it? This summer I have focused on making some major changes. As I expected, making changes in my approach to my own health has removed some clutter from my mind at the same time. … Continue reading

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award (You Inspire Me)

lori @ http://poetrypatio.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/  nominated me for this award, and i am so very honored. The rules she gave me are: The rules are: Link back to the person who nominated you  Post the award image to your page Tell seven facts … Continue reading

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