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Proscribe Perfect

Yesterday, I had heard a guy share a bit about how he came to be at the church he's currently attending. He talked about some difficulties in finding a good fit. At one point, he said, "My wife has Tourette's [Syndrome], and I wrestle with playing well with others." That statement spoke volumes to me.… Continue reading Proscribe Perfect

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Delightful Wonders

It came to me earlier that I hadn't posted my gratitude list last week, as I had talked about doing weekly, here. Let me delay no more. This week, I'm thankful for: being able to seek cooler grounds, when it's hotter than Hades outside. possessing an automobile to maintain the family's hectic schedule. learning a… Continue reading Delightful Wonders

arts, beauty, community, good, joy, love, music, teachers

Making Music and Joy

Numerous volunteer music teachers dedicate time, wisdom, gifting, and love into teaching children how to play musical instruments. They do this every week during the school year, to encourage consistent practice, improve skill, and build relationships with these young people. This all started from the vision of a business man who loved music and wanted… Continue reading Making Music and Joy

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A Restaurateur’s Passion and Love

The desire to try Smokin' Fins started with curiosity. Friends had mentioned dining there a number of times on social media. I wanted to find out what made this place interesting. I had heard the food was pretty good and the seafood was fresh. That's about all I had heard. But, that was a good… Continue reading A Restaurateur’s Passion and Love

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Porous, Profound Persons

Recently, I met with two people who have impacted my life deeply. One individual I've known most of my life. The other for much less time by comparison. But both, amazing ladies in their own right, have encouraged me, challenged me to grow, and loved me for me.   Though she was officially my piano… Continue reading Porous, Profound Persons

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Communicating in Community

Thank you for your responses to the previous post, Fragmented Beauty. If any of you have a story you'd like to share, please feel free to send me an e-mail, by clicking "CONTACT" at the top of the blog. Should you run into any problems there, leave a comment in this blog post, or any… Continue reading Communicating in Community

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Beyond Competing and Winning

The earliest time I remember boldly expressing my passion for music was when I was four and a half. I wanted to learn to play the piano. I was desperate. Insistent. And persistent. I have no idea what else was going on in my four year old mind. Except, I couldn't not play. Apparently I… Continue reading Beyond Competing and Winning