Category Archives: fear

Ready to Turn Around?

True story. A couple living in Georgia drives to Utah to visit family. While in Colorado they see a sign that says ‘Shortest route to Salt Lake City’ and they decide to follow the sign and take the road. The highway … Continue reading

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Hearsay: A Public Service Announcement

Hearsay In every town, in every street, In nearly every house, you meet A little imp, who wriggles in With half a sneer and half a grin, And climbs upon your rocking chair, Or creeps upon you anywhere; And when … Continue reading

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Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

  The need to be both vulnerable and authentic has been on my mind for months. Choosing to experience vulnerability, or having “the courage to be imperfect” as Brené Brown describes, is empowering. It’s a necessity not a flaw. Resisting vulnerability weakens … Continue reading

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“Love’s Austere and Lonely Offices”

This evening, I’ve been reflecting on the last two lines of the poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden. The character in the poem is an adult looking back at the cold winter mornings of youth, recognizing the lack of gratitude … Continue reading

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Recreational Criticism and the Shelter of Anonymity

We live in an era of recreational criticism. For many, being critical of nearly everything and everyone has become an acceptable form of entertainment. This is nothing new for government officials and others in the public eye. They have long been … Continue reading

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“As long as I’m with you I’m not lost”

Years ago as my grandparents were driving through the mountains of North Georgia, my grandfather at the wheel and my grandmother at his side, my grandfather made a series of wrong turns before he realized he was lost. After trying … Continue reading

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Folktales Vs. Fairy tales

Is there a difference between a folktale and fairy tale? In the following paragraphs Arthur Henry King (1910 -2000) reveals the strength of a folktale and the emptiness of fairy tale. Matters like these should occupy the minds of parents … Continue reading

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