The Power of Words

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Words change lives. Words change nations. Words change the world. Words bring people together. Words break communities apart. Words offer acceptance to a child’s heart. Words harvest rejection to a child’s soul. Words encourage dreams. Words shatter hope. Words motivate change. Words halt progression. Words announce joyous occasions. Words reveal…

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Live or Exist

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Are you living, or are you existing? This was a question that was addressed at the end of a movie that I recently viewed. Although I have watched it before, I heard the words differently this time. Between getting older, experiencing family deaths in the past couple years, and the…

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Women’s March 2017 – “Why Did I March?”

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Today marks one week since the Women’s March on Washington. I have had time to process what occurred, as well as, had the opportunity to share some thoughts with others. There are so many layers of emotions connected to the event and its aftermath that I, myself, have needed to…

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Stay United, Not Divided

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Freedom of speech is our right. Many have fought and died for it, and because of it. With every right, there is a responsibility though. Our responsibility is to listen, as well as speak. We, as Americans, owe each other a listening ear. I ask that you read this to…

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Exercise Your Right to Vote

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For the past month, I have listened to 150 fifth grade students rehearse for their performances this week about the cause and effect of the American Revolution. They sing songs about King George the Third’s empire (13 Colonies), Taxation without Representation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutional Convention, the first…

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Life happens. We grow older. We leave people and we leave homes. People leave us and people leave our homes. Have you every thought about why our heart still holds onto the memories of these places that we either lived in or visited? I wondered. So, I started asking these…

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