Category Archives: The Beauty Around Us

We are constantly surrounded by beauty, so much so that we take it for granted sometimes. These posts remind us to open our eyes and appreciate the beauty around us.

Hope Found: Lessons from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

I have a confession to make: I’m suffering. I say this not to elicit sympathy; I just want to be truthful. So please don’t think I need a pep talk, want attention, or that I’m just trying to bring other … Continue reading

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Relay for Life: A Survivor’s Story

It’s been five years since Ian was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor: Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain. It was rare, one in a hundred million; the tumor had sprouted tentacles, and we didn’t know for sure if we had … Continue reading

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Legacy of Love

Mother’s Day 2014 It’s hard to believe that I’m at the half-century mark in my life. As the years pass, I can’t help but reflect on my life and the people who have shaped me and the people I have shaped. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Colorado Springs

This past weekend we were able to enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful, inexpensive activities Colorado Springs has to offer. Almost a year ago, the Waldo Canyon fire destroyed part of the majestic mountain side. Now, the Black Forest fire … Continue reading

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#1 Groundhog Day

I’m always excited when I find another person who truly gets Groundhog Day; similarly, I am annoyed when someone doesn’t understand the pure genius of it. Groundhog Day should only have two reactions: “Best inspirational movie ever made!” Or “I … Continue reading

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