Tag Archives: Life

Penny For Your Thoughts, Words, Prayers…

How powerful do you think your thoughts & words are? Strong enough to change someone’s mind? To change their actions? To change your own actions? What about your prayers? Can prayer change the outcome of a situation or move a mountain? I believe that thoughts & words are pretty powerful, I suppose. For a long …

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Easter/Passover Season: No Pink Cloud Salad or Ham, Please

Though the history between Christians & Jews is muddy, at best, it is now possible, in America, for beautiful relationships to exist between the two. My own personal Jewish friends fall into several categories: those born & raised Jewish who are now practicing Jews, those born & raised Jewish but are really not religious now, …

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Friends, Expectations, & Your Health

We know that dog owners live longer than other people. We know that therapy animals are helping senior citizens stay healthier longer. Something I’ve often heard is that it’s preferable to have animals for companions because they don’t talk back & are always happy to see their human friends. I have 2 dogs, so I …

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Do We Know How to Heal?

Everyone is busy, especially now. So I’ve used that as an excuse not to publish a blog for several days longer than usual. Honestly, though, I’ve been putting it off because I feel I cannot go on without addressing the recent Sandy Hook tragedy. I wanted to write about the fact that the holidays are …

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Embracing the Rhythms of Life

The Midwest is where I spent my childhood. When I was growing up, it was still common for businesses to close on Sundays. It was kind of a big deal when a big “chain store” like K-Mart would move in, partly because they would be open on Sundays. “Finally!” I’d say, “there will be something …

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