2015 is here! Can you believe it? I read once that every end is a new beginning. I like that. How do you feel about new beginnings? Many of us use this time to reflect on the past year. We take inventory of all that has transpired, both good and bad. We ask ourselves questions: [...]
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Well, here we are. It's only days before Christmas. Most or all of the shopping is done. Christmas cards have been sent out. The wrapping is practically completed and final plans have been made for the big day. You've endured the traffic and the long lines. Holiday parties and performances have been attended, and your [...]
Every Thanksgiving, it's the same story. Gathered around the table. Dad peeks over at Mom with his sideways grin and reveals the familiar tale of a Cornish hen. Mom giggles uncontrollably as her mouth moves with his, and he reminds us of their very first holiday together. The year is 1968. Newly married with barely [...]
Climbing the driveway toward the exquisite, Italian-style home, I am drawn to the immaculate yard especially vibrant on this gorgeous fall day. An array of colorful pumpkins decorates the front steps, while a life-sized skeleton hangs prominently on the door. It is so old school and reminiscent of my childhood- I love it. No doubt [...]
A young dad was excited to take his 3 year old boy to participate in a father-son charity event through their church. He looked forward to teaching his child the value of serving others and hoped he would gain a great foundation in how Jesus taught people to treat each other with kindness and compassion. [...]
I curiously watch as a mother and her furry ducklings glide across the pond outside my office building. Smooth. Synchronized. Effortless. It seems as though they are hardly trying when, of course, I know that the image of their webbed feet pumping in the water would tell me a different story. I remember a neighbor [...]
When was the last time you took a flight on a commercial airline? It is exciting to travel, especially if you’re heading for a much needed vacation or to visit a missed loved one. What is not so exciting is the other part of flying- checking your bags, having to go through security, and being [...]
I recently attended the funeral of my husband’s stepmother. Although the family’s hearts were heavy for the very sad loss, as she had fought a long, painful battle with cancer, everyone who gathered that day celebrated the beauty of her life and honored her remarkable and dynamic spirit. I don’t know what it is about [...]
Have you ever come across a person so kind and giving that you are convinced you have encountered a real, live angel? Well, after you meet Lydia Scialabba from Trabuco Canyon, California, you will definitely believe just that. Rarely have I experienced a person so full of love with the willingness to care for and [...]