Tag: strength

Worrying Our Lives Away

Don’t worry, about a thing, ‘cause every little thing is gonna be alright. ~Bob Marley It was my senior year of college, final semester, and I (Tom) was a nervous wreck.  I had recently returned from a six week reprieve touring, studying, and exploring everything the city of London had to offer.  Now, in the…
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Communication is Key: Forgiveness is essential!

“The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Ghandi So many of us look at forgiveness as a sign of weakness; we think forgiveness means to give in, to excuse, to let off the hook, to submit to someone.  In many ways our society models this way of thinking.  Whenever we…
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Peace Like River

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.               Mother Teresa  Every time we get together we start by sharing-about what we did the night before-sharing the frustrations or challenges we may have encountered, sharing about the things for which we are grateful, sharing about the conversations…
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“You will never know unless you ask.”

“You will never know unless you ask.”~ Marilyn Kaden Fernquist This quote by my (Tom’s) grandmother has resonated with me all my life.  Even though she has been gone for five years, her words “You will never know unless you ask” continue to be heard in my mind every time I am questioning whether or…
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(IPOY) I’m Proud of You

One of my (Tom’s) favorite books growing up as a child is a book called Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  A few years ago the book was made into a movie.  Part of the reason I resonated with the book and movie so much is because of the main character’s story.  The main character…
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