Tag Archives: Faith

TED Talk from Sharon Brous: It’s time to reclaim and reinvent religion

Sharon Brous powerful TED Talk is a great part of the global conversation that needs to happen to heal the brokenness in our world. It fits perfectly with my message of optimistic realism. You can watch her video and/or read … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: The Sober Route

As a college writing teacher, I have the pleasure of helping my students  discover their writing voice and their passions in life. Every once and a while I will read an essay that I need to post on my blog because it … Continue reading

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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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You can judge me if you want to

You can judge me if you want to, but before you do, know that I primarily stayed in my marriage because of my son. Ian has been through so much in his nine years: He battled a cancerous brain tumor at … Continue reading

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How do I find the words

How do I find the words to show what’s in my heart,      When the fragments are suspended in the air?           Grasping for air,                for thoughts,   … Continue reading

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Blessing #19: My Faith

I’m not going to lie; my faith is not what it was ten years ago. And I’m glad. My understanding of and relationship with God has taken many different forms over the course of my life.

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