Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 19

back to school A Simple Path – To Going Back to School

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“Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world.” ~ Archimedes The unofficial end of summer occurred earlier this week. Tuesday night was back-to-school night at Emily’s high school. The evening provided the opportunity for freshmen to learn more about the school before the year begins.…

When You Feel Anxious 10 Good Things to Do When You Feel Anxious

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A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. – Aesop Just back from vacation, I feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to climb back into the saddle and give life another ride. My family and I spent 10 amazing days at the beach where we played in the ocean, ate some delicious seafood and lounged in our beach chairs every afternoon.…

encouragement Encouragement in 140 Characters or Less

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There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. – Katharine Butler Hathaway I have a confession to make. During a recent meeting, I let my focus drift to my Smartphone. Sitting with the phone placed strategically in my lap, I noticed the total number of text messages sent and received since getting the device two years ago.…

two-things-we-want-most Two Things We Want Most

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Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller Life can be very complex at times. Working on relationships, raising children, building careers, and exploring our faith all require time and effort – no question.…

change your life A Simple Path to Changing Your Life

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“If you wait, all that happens is you get older.” – Larry McMurtry There is only one truth that leads to positive life change: Nothing changes until you do. What do you want to change? Do you want to lose weight, improve a relationship, start a creative project, find a new job or commit to reading more books or watching less television?…

from the heart 5 Posts Written from the Heart

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Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Today is my birthday. So, instead of spending the day writing and returning emails, I’m going to take the day off. After spending a lazy day by the neighborhood pool, my family and I are going to do a tailgate at the Kansas City Royals game and then (hopefully) cheer on our hometown team to a victory.…