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Making A Little Difference

It really is the little things that make the most difference in our lives.   The first cup of coffee of the day. The grocery store line you speed through fast. The lights you make on the way home. The first bite of a luscious dessert. The phone call from a friend you’ve been missing.… Continue reading Making A Little Difference

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The Grass Is Always Greener…Through Prayer

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
My thanks once again for David Jeremiah’s timely and always challenging essay on prayer. Just what I needed to read this morning since I woke up at 3:00am again mulling over some tough stuff in my life…and stayed awake until…

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Appreciation: A Truly Humane Art

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. Dale Carnegie in How to Win Friends & Influence People There is…

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There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting

Releasing tomorrow, November 1st, just as we begin to usher in the most wonderful time of the year, I’m so pleased to announce the official release of, There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting! My number-one favorite subject to discuss.  Please join me in welcoming this inspirational and highly practical resource to your reading library.… Continue reading There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting

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An Excerpt from Faith, Friends, and Other Flotation Devices

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Before I ventured on the trip to Alaska…I wondered if I would enjoy the trip. After all, it rains almost every day, it’s downright chilly (even in the summer) and it’s so far from Michigan. I did a lot of…