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The Day My Words Came Back

I always had an abundance of words, both written and spoken. Walking into a crowd of new people was an expedition to introduce myself and collect more friends. As soon as I learned to write, I wrote letters. Relatives, friends, and pen-pals received several pages scribbled with experiences that thrilled or broke my heart. As I grew, I […]

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You can be ALONE but not LONELY. @MindyJPeltier


Some assume that alone and lonely are interchangeable. I don’t see it that way. You can be alone, but not be lonely. You can be lonely, but not be alone.   You can be alone, but not be lonely. You can be lonely, but not be alone.   Alone is a condition in which there are no other humans around […]

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When the Straw Breaks the Camel’s Back

Have you ever triumphantly  rode the wave of a huge trial  then faceplanted over something small? Something that would not normally affect you? We’re  in good company. Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal, then trembled before Jezebel’s threat against his life.  He ran and hid.  And probably pouted.  And maybe thought, “Hey, Lord, didn’t I just slay 450 […]

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Are You Battle-Scarred by Emotional Shrapnel?

As kids, we dreamed about becoming a cowgirl/cowboy, nurse, doctor, astronaut, movie star, rock star, inventor, race car driver or flight attendant. We dreamed about being beautiful, happy, and influential. We dreamed about traveling, building, and buying. Nothing is impossible in a child’s dream world. Graduation mottos told us, “If you dream it, you can […]

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