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Raising Compassionate Children

Kozo has once again challenged us with a timely Bloggers for Peace topic. He focused his post on raising compassionate boys, and has started an video series about this topic. As I grew up in a large family, I decided

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Posted in B4Peace, Spirituality

2013 – Gray Tee Shirts (A Wish for 2014)

If you read my last post you know that I experienced tremendous change during 2013! Part of that change involved various updates in my wardrobe.  This was nothing fancy, mind you! When I began to figure out what clothes I’d

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Posted in 2014, B4Peace, Peaceful, Personal, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Surprised by Puppy Love!

I’m not typically a person who cares for surprises. That’s a long story all on its own.  That said, every now and then I receive a surprise that absolutely warms me from head to toe! Imagine my delight when I

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Posted in 2013, B4Peace, Crochet, Uncategorized

Standing Watch – She is Resting

Hello family and friends. Yesterday was a very long day.  My daughter had her tonsils removed. She is doing very well. I’ll share more later this week; today seems to be a day for all of us to rest!  Fortunately,

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Posted in 2013, Autism, B4Peace, Faith, Family, Peaceful, Personal, Special Needs, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Reflections – Big Milestones Begin with Small Steps!

A number of months ago I wrote that I made a commitment to improve my health. I also wrote about working with a trainer to help me safely achieve my health and fitness goals. Well, today I achieved another  milestone. 

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Posted in 2013, B4Peace, Family, Musings, Peaceful, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Lunchbox Love Notes

When was the last time you wrote a hand-written note to someone? When was the last time you received a hand-written note? Not a text, or an instant message or an email, but a hand-written note? Are they just things

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Posted in 2013, B4Peace, Family, Musings, Peaceful, Personal, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Mother and Child

  This incredible photo is of two people I never knew, my grandmother Carmen’s friend,  Amalia, and her son Raymond.  I found the photo last year in my mom’s “treasure chest.” My grandmother and Amalia lived in the same Los

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Posted in 2013, Family, Family history, Peaceful, Personal, Thoughts

A Chance Encounter

For the past few weeks my Saturday morning routine has been rising early and heading out to the gym to enjoy a workout with a trainer, and then a swim. As usual, one recent training session was challenging but also

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Posted in 2013, B4Peace, Musings, Peaceful, Personal, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Acts of Love and Kindness

As some of you know, my daughter attends a class on Sunday in which a special education teacher and several aides teach a faith formation class for children with special needs.  It is a model program that is beginning to

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Posted in 2013, Autism, B4Peace, Faith, Family, Peaceful, Personal, Religion, Special Needs, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Another Glimpse into Her World and Ours

In my last post my husband and I shared our thoughts on our daughter and her many limits.  The replies we received amazed us.  Many of them left me thoughtful. I realized I still had a lot to express, so

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Posted in 2013, Autism, B4Peace, Family, Peaceful, Personal, Special Needs, Thoughts, Uncategorized

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