Pathways ““ A Joined Journey

Every day we get up, brush ourselves off and walk forward. At least that is what we should be doing. The moment our eyes open to the dawn and our mind awakens, decisions are made. Such decisions direct our actions and our emotions and help us to determine just how we will walk our walk. Whether we have a bounce in our step (carefree from worry and pain) or agony in each...

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Fairness ““ Or Lack Of

As I talked to my child about dealing with others who have excluded him, I treaded lightly and listened as he expressed his feelings of being tossed aside and treated unfairly. I let him know that regardless of the actions of others he must stand as strong as a tree and not let their actions sway or change his character. Nothing in this world is guaranteed except birth...

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Who Kicked Your Trike? ““ A Lesson In Forgiveness

In being focused on the topic of forgiveness, I have discovered this to be a subject that all are in need of. It is a skill to be acquired through life-long practice, and one that should be addressed by everyone: young and old, good and bad, friend and foe. Just as a young child needs to be taught how to get along with others, we too need this eternal principle of...

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A Place of Retreat – Clean and Simple

While out photographing a coastal town here in California I came across this century old bathhouse. I was held in a trance as I stood back and stared at the beauty and simplicity of this archaic retreat once used by cowboys in the late eighteen hundreds to give rest and renewal to their journey. Many might look at this old shanty and feel that we have come a long way....

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Giving It Up ““ Gaining More

Have you ever felt stuck in one place, unable to move forward? I have in many situations. The latest area of stagnant motion is my lack of ability to lose weight. I know that I am not alone with this problem and the solutions will come, not only with knowledge and understanding, but also through commitment to the end result. It would be easy to find excuses why I am...

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Lest We Forget

I sit here early Memorial Day morning with a blank page before me wanting to write a message of reverence, respect, and honor to those who have given their lives for freedom’s sake.”  This holiday should be a day for solemn assembly of the masses (if but for a moment) to pay respect to those fallen servicemen and women who have paved our pathway of freedom...

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