Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I love this quote. When I first heard it, it stuck in my head. Twain’s words make me think about what I believe are the two greatest beginnings in life: a…

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When I hear the word “peace” the voice of Linus from A Charlie Brown Christmas starts in my head. I’m 55 and I still remember a cartoon kid reciting seven small verses from Luke 2 ending with “…and on earth peace, good will toward men.” I was nine years old when that TV special was…

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Saying “thank you” is one of the first things our parents taught us to say. I hear my daughters tell their children all the time, “Say thank you to…” My older grandchildren say it without being prompted and one of the little ones, who’s just learning to talk, uses sign language to say “thanks.” This…

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My husband and I have had many a conversation about whether or not people ever fundamentally change. He’s not so sure; I, on the other hand, am certain they can. Changing “me” is difficult. It takes work. It takes time. And, it takes a heart change. The wise, old troll’s comment to Anna’s parents in…

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