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Everything changed

December 7, 1972 everything about living on planet Earth changed.  On that day 48 years ago, astronauts aboard Apollo 17 took an image that has become one of the most reproduced images in human history.  Known as The Blue Marble this image, for the first time in human history reminded us of two things.  The …

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It’s their lesson

One of the most difficult things we have to do, especially as parents, is watch someone we love learn a lesson.  We want those we love to have only positive  experiences as they go through life, so we want to meddle.  We want to ease their way, but sometimes the best thing we can do …

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Having courage

Very often we hear the words courage and bravery used as synonyms, as though they have the same meaning.  They do not have the same meaning.  Among the definitions of the word bravery you will find the word courage, but among the definitions of courage bravery hardly appears at all.  What you will find as …

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Discovery of love

When we hear the word love each of us has an image that pops into our heads.  The discovery that love has so many aspects is often a surprise to us.   Types of love. Love may first seem to us to be only the romantic version.  Two people who have that indefinable attraction that …

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I wish

I wish I were the person my dog thinks I am.  It doesn’t matter if this morning I left without a proper good-bye, he is happy to see me in the evening.  If the food I served him was not up to par, he doesn’t seem to care.  When I yell at him for what …

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Taking the next step

Our minds can only take us so far in this journey we have embarked upon, the rest takes the heart.  Our mind will help us resolve simple questions.  It will help us balance our checkbooks, but it will not resolve the most pressing issues of our lives.  That takes the heart.  While so many things …

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Gratitude

Well, another Turkey Day is come and gone, now it is time for hard-core shopping for some of us.  But hold on here.  Yesterday was a day set aside to give thanks for all we have, did you take time to really think about that concept?  The concept of gratitude?  Maybe you did think about …

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Purifying Fire

There are many species of trees and plants which drop seeds that cannot begin new growth without an intensive fire to open them and allow them to grow.  It is easy to look at forest fires and range fires as being needlessly destructive, until we recognize the positive effects of fire. The same is true …

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Healing

This season, the Holidays, are the perfect time to turn a new leaf, especially with family.  Over the years lots of things have happened which may have driven a wedge between you and those you truly love.  The important thing to remember is that any wedge that has been driven can be removed.  It doesn’t …

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