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Presents or Presence, Every Day

“I wear the chain I forged in life….I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” ― Jacob Marley’s ghost; Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol      Heading out of the house, an update from someone […]

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Telling Your Story…

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  Maya Angelou       “Everyone has a story,” I remarked to my friend as she blessed my heart over learning things about me she didn’t know.       “We both know that,” she responded.  We don’t have to know much to […]

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Fathers and the Women Who Do Their Jobs

“Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating…too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.” ― John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court      Sitting in meetings, talking with friends, listening to strangers, I […]

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A Response of Compassion

Just short of a week, Christopher Smithburg was missing. People volunteered to join the hunt to find him, officers spent extra hours working to find him, and praying folk prayed for his safe return. On the Tuesday following his Thursday disappearance, he was found. And everyone rejoiced. Or did they? When I was probably seven […]

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