Whose Life are you Living?

“The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves or have listened only to their neighbors to learn what they ought to do, how they ought to behave, and what the values are they should be living for.” ~Joseph Campbell Exhausted from the activities of holidays, many of us come to January […]

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Lessons in Music

“time wasted is not always a waste of time.” ― Terri Blackstock, Seaside Sitting with the younger gentleman, she wore a beautiful smile. Pulling her binoculars from her bag, she explained that the field glasses would help her to clearly see the man on stage. The younger man smiled as she explained that he was […]

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Beneath a Tattered Coat

“Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.” ~Scottish Proverb Waking up in a hospital bed after having been in a coma, Whitney Cerak’s parents discovered that the daughter they thought they had buried was alive. It was a case of mistaken identity.  There are many cases throughout history of […]

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Change Your Playground to Change Your Life

“My friends are all proud of me, but they’re all addicts and I can’t be around them or I’ll start using.” ~Matt Langley The sentence played over and over in my mind. Matt Langley is a young man in high school. He had gotten hooked on Xanax. For six months, he used a pill to […]

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Listen and Learn

“Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.” ― Mark Twain In words that might have sounded something like grunts had he been speaking, the young man’s text was barely decipherable as the English language goes. Seeing a young lady in person after having communicated […]

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