STORY Chicago

I’ve spent the past two days at STORY 09. The place, the music, the speakers = WOW! I love new info and questions to think about and process. It was a meeting of great minds and thinkers. Some of the thoughts were new, even edgy – a few raised questions…

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Catching Up

Wow, time flies when you are having fun. I don’t know how people that travel keep up with a blog. Even if I have extra time while traveling, I don’t think of writing a post- don’t know why. Guess I need to retrain my brain. I had a great weekend …

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Winning Wednesday Winner

The winner of “Bloom Where You Are Planted” is …  Helen from Chicago, IL Congratulations Helen! I’m headed to the 2009 Women of Hope Retreat this weekend. The women from my church and I will be smelling sand and salt water at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference on Long Beach Island,…

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Winning Wednesday

Bloom Where You Are Planted This book is compiled of writings from my sister Rosene, along with some information about her life – it contains her writings I posted earlier this week, along with many more. Rosene lived on earth for 39 years with too many limitations and too much…

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My sister Rosene – Friends

Rosene was a grateful person, often saying Thank You to her family and friends. She knew, in a real way, how much humans need the love and support of others – many times even making a card on her computer to express how much she appreciated someone and what they…

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Winning Wednesday

UPDATE – Winning Wednesday will be kept open for entries until midnight tonight (Thursday) Yesterday I commented on the author Margaret Feinberg Facebook Fan page – last night she commented back and said that she will put a link on her page for any of her readers to see it and…

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Hope raises its voice …

Hope. Hope? My hope is in the creator – the creator of the world and of you and me. There’s many mysteries I don’t have answers to (and to my surprise the list of mysteries and questions is increasing instead of decreasing) but I still have hope. Without hope, it’s…

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Sunday Saying

Rest. Rest.  Rest in God’s love.  The only work you are required to do     is to give your most intense attention to  His still, small voice within. – Madame Jeanne Guyon This quote brought comfort to me during the second year of recovery after receiving nasty injuries. My early…

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2009

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009  goes to President Barack Obama  “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy   and cooperation between peoples” Most of us were surprised to wake up to this news today. I stand fairly alone in my family and circle of friends (actually even in my…

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October Book Club

Book Club was about food as much as it was about reading this month. As I said in yesterday’s post, we read Julie & Julia this month, which it a memoir about Julie Powell (the author) cooking her way through Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” (MtAoFC) cookbook.…

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Winning Wednesday

“A good book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.” ~William Styron This week, Winning Wednesday is a book I read last year that I want to share with someone – “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini…

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My bookclub

I’ve had a bookclub that meets at my house off and on over the past few years. Some of the readers stayed the same, some have changed – one thing that has never changed is that it’s always been fun and interesting. This month we read … Julie and Julia:…

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Book Winner!

Yesterday was a busy day, so I waited until this morning to pick thewinner for my first Winning Wednesday! The Book:A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller Twelve names were written on pieces of paper and put in a dish.My…

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