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the most important question No Room Left

by Alex Blackwell on

I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home. – Dorothy L. Sayers

Like a shooting star racing across the night sky, the past few months have gone by in a blur.

Managing multiple projects at work, selling our house, and helping Emily select a college have made our busy lives, busier.…

live in the present moment Change Today

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Don’t live life hiding behind your past, live for right now. – Nichole William

There have been many times when I wanted to change the past, but that’s impossible. The best I can do is change today.

A Bittersweet Agreement

Like most people, my past is a mixed bag.…

what love feels like What Love Feels Like

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And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13

When the world feels like it’s coming down around you, here’s one way to stop the chaos – open your eyes and feel love.…

do the simple things No Life Hacks Needed

by Alex Blackwell on

The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. – Jim Rohn

Do you play the comparison game sometimes?

You know, when you compare your house to your neighbor’s house or when you compare how much you earn, the style of your clothes or the car you drive with what others have.…

Give Your Heart to Simple Things

by Alex Blackwell on

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Post Update: Mary Beth and I are with our son and daughter-in-law this week as we welcome their beautiful daughter into the world. I thought of this post and wanted to share it again because it’s a reminder that love, family and the simple things are what matter most.…

love with purpose Sunday Inspiration #23

by Alex Blackwell on

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Knowing how someone wants to be loved and then providing that love are two separate things.

Sometimes marriages and other relationships end because either one person does not understand how to love or meet the needs of the other; or one partner simply refuses to meet the needs of the other.…

facing Goliath Facing Goliath

by Alex Blackwell on

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. – Og Mandino

I left home for my 12-day trip on Sunday, Dec. 27.

The original plan was to leave on Monday, but with the prediction that Winter Storm Goliath would bring snow and ice to Kansas City on Monday, an early departure seemed prudent.…

101 Ways to Love Each Other

by Alex Blackwell on

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. – Calvin & Hobbes

Expressing love to our partners, children, family and friends not only strengthens communication it also improves connection and intimacy.…

show real love How to Spread Real Love

by Alex Blackwell on

If you’re going to love someone or something then don’t be a slow leaking faucet – be a hurricane. – Shannon L. Alder

There’s only one thing that will change the world. It won’t be the words we speak; the books we write or the donations we make.…

Face-to-Face and Heart-to-Heart

by Alex Blackwell on

When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves. – Jack Kornfield


The tactics for achieving re-connection are obvious: email less and talk face-to-face more; turn off the television during dinner and ask one question beyond, “How was your day?” And crave the human touch more than the satisfaction of receiving a text message.…

healthy relationship 5 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

by Steve Mueller on

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. – Thomas Merton

Relationships can be difficult at times. While some couples never seem to have any differences, most relationships are not only bound together by love, but also hard work, determination, blood, sweat and tears.…