Personal Development

Marching into the Unknown

October 4, 2013 Marching into the Unknown by Bethany Graybill I’ve always had a fascination for maps.  I love to see the big picture, to know where I’m going, to see where one road intersects another, to explore the many possibilities of getting from one place to the next, and the joy of the adventure along […]

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Unclogging the Drain

September 20, 2013 Unclogging the Drain by Lynette Meck I have a bathroom sink.  Not too long ago it clogged.  I tried chemicals.  This did not help.  Unfortunate, because this represented the sum total of what I know to do with a clogged drain.  I’m just not mechanically inclined. I waited.  Perhaps it would fix […]

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Up Until Now…

August 20, 2013 Up Until Now… by Sheryl Eberly I prefer a room with a view. I want a window in my office. In my living room. By my table when I’m in a restaurant. Recently I chose a new front door for our home. You guessed it – the door is full of glass. […]

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There Are No Shortcuts

June 5, 2013 There Are No Shortcuts by Craig Schloneger I don’t usually do the shopping in our household.  I’m not very good at it and find it somewhat of a nuisance.  But when I do go shopping, I know exactly what I’m looking for, am quick in making a decision and don’t get pulled […]

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Living Through Transitions

April 6, 2013 Living Through Transitions by Dennis Clemmer Transitions have been on my mind a lot recently, given several family events. Both of my daughters are pregnant, expecting to deliver daughters of their own this summer, two weeks apart. For Valerie and Gordon, this is their second child. Evan, our grandson, will turn three […]

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What Was That You Asked?

Apr 22, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

April 22, 2013 What Was That You Asked? by Sheryl Eberly The sun had set over the city and the evening lights brightened. Outside, traffic sped by the restaurant. Inside, candles flickered and conversations hummed just a decibel below the mood music. The talk at our table was on business and political affairs. Interesting stuff […]

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Traveler, There Is No Path

Apr 05, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

April 5, 2013 Traveler, There Is No Path by Joanne Ladley Those of you who know me know that one of my favorite quotes is from Machado: Traveler, there is no path.  Paths are made by walking. I’m not sure why this quote is so intriguing to me.  Maybe it’s because left to my own […]

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The Power of Patterns

Mar 20, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

March 20, 2013 The Power of Patterns by Daryl Leisey No doubt you’ve heard it said: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different result! Author Andy Stanley fleshes out this idea in his book, The Principle of the Path. He says the path you take will […]

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Mirror, Mirror…

March 5, 2013 Mirror, Mirror… by Roger North Have you ever thought about how many times you look into a mirror in the course of the day? Mirrors seem to be everywhere. When did we decide that every sink should be accompanied by a mirror? Unfortunately, looking into a mirror is not always encouraging for […]

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Becoming a Sage

Feb 21, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

February 21, 2013 Becoming a Sage by Gerald Meck All of us go through different stages of life.  Several weeks ago I signed up for Social Security. I resisted this for a time partly because I do not consider myself to be old. At church several weeks ago, someone described those of us over 65 […]

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