Tag: courage

Create your own recipes

The house reeked of garlic because I didn’t know the difference between a clove and a bulb. The mashed potatoes were a gluey mass. The chocolate cake looked like an exploded volcano, but at least it had plenty of cracks…

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Cloud Woman Leaping

Cloud Woman Leaping by Deb Maike Head back Puffy arms flung out in joy As she soars Fluffy left leg extended Right knee high and back Over the hurdle, A black band of rain cloud, Rising into the dawn’s blue…

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The art of changing our lives

We are all life change artists, and we can continually, and successfully, reinvent ourselves. That’s the message of Kathleen Jordan and Fred Mandell in Becoming A Life Change Artist. I wish this book had been on my shelf when my…

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A date, a tux, and a prom

Candace McMillen

Constance McMillen had a dancing partner. She had an outfit—a tuxedo. She even offered to arrive separately so no one would have to see her and her date arriving as a couple. Officials at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton,…

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Momma Does Milk

[Story Route readers will recognize the name of one of my favorite writers. He’s the author of “Narratives for Dummies” that appeared on that blog. What I didn’t mention there is that Sterling had a forty-year career as a family…

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Canine best friend

Thanks to Sharon for sending me this video link. I smiled all the way through it. Watch Kate Nicholas’s face. Making assumptions about someone based on a five-minute video is risky, but what I see is quiet pride, fierce love,…

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Facing our lions

Red Lion cover art

When the call came, I didn’t hesitate to jump in the car and drive down Interstate I-5, from Seattle, Washington, to Napa, California. My brother was in hospital once again. Something in his voice told me he needed me to…

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Courage Is

The Strange Familiar is a young indie band from Akron, Ohio. Their YouTube channel shows a group of teen musicians with a lot of talent and a lot of hope. One of my favorite phrases from the song is, “Courage…

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We fear our highest possibilities

“We fear our highest possibilities. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments, under conditions of great courage. We enjoy and even thrill to godlike possibilities we see in ourselves in such…

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