Coronavirus Response Strategy

We’re all impacted by coronavirus even as we struggle to avoid becoming infected by it. I met today’s guest blog author Annette Petrick through Nancy Camden who helps us both with our IT issues. Annette sends out a Sunday morning “Consider This” audio post with nuggets of wisdom. I’ve never met either woman in person, and likely never will, as we live far apart from one another. None-the-less, we’re connected by virtue of modern technology. Technology […]

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Mike Ellerkamp

What Goes Around, Comes Around

My mother was fond of pithy platitudes. Two of her favorites were, “What goes around, comes around” and “Better be good to people on your way up; you might need them on your way back down.” Or, as my writing colleague Mike Ellerkamp likes to say, “Reciprocity works.”  So convinced is he of the value of the Golden Rule approach to life, he wrote a book about it: The Simple Little Rule: The Golden Rule Rediscovered.” I […]

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Pastor Kevin Ruffcorn

The Power of Community

In Search of Community by the Rev. Dr. Kevin Ruffcorn A colleague I’ve never met has written about both the challenge and importance of finding a new faith community in retirement. Thank you Pastor Ruffcorn for sharing both your personal challenge in finding a new community and reminding us of the value of accepting that challenge. <><><><><><><><><><><> For over forty years I built communities. I was a Lutheran pastor. It was important work, but it […]

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Rochelle Melander author

Achieve Your Goals for 2020

Do you have a plan to achieve your goals for 2020? Do you struggle to achieve your goals? Guest blogger Rochelle Melander offers insights about why we sometimes struggle to achieve our goals. The Life-Changing Magic of Engaging with Life By Rochelle Melander Last year, I talked with a writing buddy about our social media problem: hanging out online was interfering with our writing productivity. Does that ever keep you from achieving your goals? I […]

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Christine Eberle - "Write That Book"

“Go Write That Book”

I asked Christine Eberle to write this guest blog “Go Write That Book” after I read the book she published through the same venue I’m using to publish my forthcoming Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures. We met through the Vermont When Words Count writing retreat center. I read some portion of her Finding God in Ordinary Time almost every day. I hope you enjoy reading about how this book came to be. ++++++++++++++++++++ “Go Write That […]

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