30 Apr

Oprah Winfrey announced on her TV show that Marianne Williamson was lecturing on a Spiritual Journey through Oprah’s XM radio. Marianne invited anyone who had had a transformation from pain to peace in their lives to send their essay through Oprah.com. I went on the Oprah website and submitted my letter. This was my first letter I wrote directly from my heart. To my surprise and delight, my letter was selected from among the thousands and then beautifully read on…..

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14 Dec

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07 Dec

<a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2014-12-05-childwaitingatawindow1292015741.jpg”><img alt=”2014-12-05-childwaitingatawindow1292015741.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2014-12-05-childwaitingatawindow1292015741-thumb.jpg” width=”400″ height=”308″ /></a> With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn’t familiar and grew terribly confused by the aggressive parenting style I encountered the second time around. But I continued raising my second child in the same way as my first, having learned my mother’s devout teachings “to feel what another feels by walking in the other’s shoes.”…..

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27 Oct

“I am beginning to suspect all elaborate & special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon supposition that every child is an idiot who must be taught to think. Whereas, if the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him come and go freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself…” ‒Helen Keller Those with a formal higher education who have earned degrees worked…..

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10 Oct

Have you taken notice to the pleasure and the strain in writing words? To me, the pleasure to connect in the deepest part of your soul with another seems like the closest thing to God. And it’s so important to be clear when choosing words so that others can understand what we feel. Writing a book and blogging have become within reach of most everyone these days. But as an author, I confess that I hesitate to publish even a…..

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05 Aug

Soulful Deed             I have been very interested in time travel stories and those about life after death, and mysterious, phenomenal happenings from long ago continue to echo on my mind. Since 1976, and to this day, some of my experiences and those of others that I’ve researched remain with me. It’s as though all of this has been going on for a higher purpose, to bring us fully to the present time and prepare us to see that we are not alone, and to share these stories to comfort one another. Mike Dooley, the New York…..

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04 Jul

“Be remembered for what you do next.” ~ Today I Will____:     Today I will…. be remembered as someone who is compassionate with the sacrifice and joy, and great responsibility that come with motherhood. I will share to all that I have more lessons to learn with being a better parent through my children. I will open up to the importance of these softer choices, and being different, and not living by today’s influences. I will highlight the wonders…..

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29 Jun

“Pray. Period! Don’t expect anything. Or better, expect nothing. Prayer cleanses us of expectations and allows holy will, providence, and life itself an entry. What could be more worth the effort — or the non-effort?” – Thomas Moore I find this quote by far the most powerful saving Grace of the infallible devotion of all traditional prayers. Have you given thought about what your saving prayers are? I am reminded of this even more these days. My wise 90-year-old aunt…..

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14 Jun

What does our First Lady, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and my mother, Amelia DeNofa, have in common that make a family thrive? In an interview with NBC News that aired Tuesday evening, Clinton explained one of the many reasons why she may forgo a 2016 run. “I am about to become a grandmother in the fall, which I know is gonna change my life,” she said. “I don’t know how I’m gonna feel about that. I wanna feel the feelings around becoming…..

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09 Mar

“She took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband,  who was with her, and he ate it.” -Genesis 3:6   The Power of Love My parents had been very strict, raising us with morals and values through the word of God, rather than in the ways of the world. Those values stayed with me and I still practice them as much as possible with my own children. I feel blessed that I’ve…..

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