“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” –Kahil Gibran, The Prophet Ahhhh….the elementary school Christmas party. I drive into the parking lot and it’s so full I have to park on the sidewalk. I stand in sign-in line with all the other parents who have promised their little…

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“Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” –L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I heard a story of a man who lost his daughter from an illness when she was just 16 years old. She was his little girl that he held the day she…

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“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”  – Mother Teresa Humans are made to live in community. We just are. Some crave that community more than others. I enjoy small groups of people, but I can tend to get overwhelmed easily with too many conversations. So, at a party, I…

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“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein Have you ever felt like the world keeps trying to put us in little categories according to our…

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