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Mar 7, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Back to Basics- Living Connected

Last week I received an email from a friend who shared an experience she had after having read “Connected for Good.” She wrote: “I’m going to pick up your book again this week. Every time…

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Feb 12, 2019 at 10:24 AM

Back to Basics Part II

Doesn’t true generosity really flow from gratitude?  My good friend, Dr. Harville Hendrix thinks so:  “A person must get connected with how he or she has received love and generosity.  If…

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Jan 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Back to Basics

“God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them” Saint Augustine When we give well, we build connections. Our attention, our efforts, and our money…

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Dec 19, 2018 at 8:55 AM


Last month while keeping vigil with my mom in a Dallas hospice I did a lot of hand holding and silent reading. From an author I do not remember, here is a thought I remember so clearly. We often…

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Dec 6, 2018 at 1:47 PM

My Focus This Advent

This photo was taken on the Colorado River last summer. The trout love clean, clear water even more than I do! A couple of years ago my friend Fred Smith wrote about this time of year, noting how…

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