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School: The New War Zone?

Last night I was watching the evening news (which I try not to do too often and you’ll see why).  Basically, there are companies now spending money to produce school supplies that can shield teachers and students from bullets in the classroom. Really? I’m not naive enough to believe that gun violence is not a …

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Living Without Fear in a Frightening World

“Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat which causes entities to quickly pull far away from it and usually hide. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger…It is worth noting that fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that …

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Pass the Peace

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”   Rachel Joy Scott (1981-1999) Student, First Victim Of The Columbine High School Massacre Martin Luther King, …

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Look for The Light: Embracing Winter

As the days grow deeper into winter, we are moving forward and embracing the bits of joy we can after such a difficult time these past two weeks.  We hosted Christmas Eve and had a really wonderful time with our family and children and when we said goodbye we were so excited to see that …

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Look for the Light: Caroling to the Homebound

After a really hard day visiting Sandy Hook, the girls and I went with other members of our church to carol to a few homebound individuals in our area.  The activity was simple and sweet but filled with so much love and joy. It was exactly what our hearts needed.  We needed this to remember …

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Look for The Light: Small Glimmers of Light and Winner of Our Winter Festivals E-Book

Before I continue, I know I was to choose a winner from our Winter Festivals E-Book Giveaway on Saturday and I apologize that I did not.  My heart just couldn’t imagine anything being won after a day like Friday.  But, I hope that this free gift will help someone bring some beauty and joy into …

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