Date archive: October 2012

Just a plain old hand, no strings attached.

Tweet“A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.”  Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Just a hand will do.  Any hand.  Left or right, doesn’t matter.  Oh, and no side order of preaching needed.  Thanks. I love this post from Women’s TEA TIME; a call to do more for others in the world. It brought seemingly…

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The Meaning of Things

TweetWe owe each other and the world so much more thoughtful consideration of the “why” of things, before we open our mouths.   There is always more than just what we see and more than our own immediate and emotional responses. In our rush to assert our right to free speech, to “express ourselves”, to…

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Dedicated to the Ones I Love

Tweet Traipsing around the United States meeting twenty inspirational women, each with an incredible story… well, there’s nothing better really.  We ate, we drank, we talked, we laughed, we hung out, we inspired, and then we did it all over again.  So here’s to all of you – thank you from the bottom of my…

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Why I wrote a novel, and why I’ll write another.

TweetWhen one writes – especially something LONG that isn’t part of a thesis one HAS to finish – one does get to wonder WHY?  Why on earth did I start this?  Why am I carrying on?  And then: Why am I going to put myself through all this again? Initially, the adventure was almost entirely…

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Read What Challenges You

TweetTwo very popular recent posts on Trying God’s Patience and Title Wave – two of my Facebook pages – have been these two. How important to challenge our own thinking!  Not just to read outside our normal range, but to read something we even believe is wrong or disagreeable. As one reader said, I’m going…

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Batting 50.

TweetBirthdays have always been a point of reflection for me, especially the big birthdays, the ones with a zero at the end.  So this particular one – today – has provoked a great deal of thought. Firstly, I am truly grateful to have got this far, sans major illness, but certainly with a few crises…

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