Myles Standish

Myles Standish – Mayflower Military Leader

Myles Standish met the English religious refugees when they emigrated to the Netherlands. Their Pastor John Robinson befriended the young soldier when the group settled in Leiden, Holland. Standish enlisted in Queen Elizabeth’s army as a young boy and was stationed in Leiden when these Northern England Separatists settled there in 1609. In 1623 Pastor Robinson sent Plymouth Plantation Governor William Bradford a letter referring to Standish as, “whom I love.” Thirty years later Standish […]

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John Carver Mayflower Governor

Mayflower Governor John Carver

Before they sailed in 1620, English religious refugee passengers  appointed one of the deacons from the congregation they were leaving behind in Holland as their governor for the voyage. Mayflower Governor John Carver earned that role through his many efforts to make the trip possible. They couldn’t just call a travel agent to book passage. The trip required years of planning and numerous trips back and forth across the English Channel to make arrangements. A […]

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Moms-Who-Write – Lou Alpert

I chose Lou Alpert’s poignant blog about trying to help an heroin addicted adult daughter as the final blog in this Moms-Who-Write series. Memorial Day is a good time to remember the bonds that weave us together into families – through good times and rough waters. Impermanence and Healing By Lou Alpert “It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” -Thich Nhat […]

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Moms-Who-Write – Elizabeth Cottrell

Writing mom and faith-based blogger Elizabeth Cottrell, brings a level of professionalism – and common sense – to the worlds of both writing and mothering. The Lie Writers Must Stop Believing By Elizabeth H. Cottrell, Heartspoken.com If you’ve got your act together, you should be able to balance your personal life and your professional life. Sounds reasonable…it’s a worthwhile goal, for sure. But as a home-based entrepreneur/writer, I’ve sometimes pushed myself beyond my emotional and […]

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Moms-Who-Write – Kathi Laughman

This week’s blog in the Moms-Who-Write series comes from life coach, writing colleague and teacher, Kathi Laughman. I hope her insights inspire you to put your love and affection for others in writing. Finding Life’s Harmony The idea of life balance has always baffled me. I’m quite certain no one who has raised children is behind it other than perhaps as a declarative revolt! We can plan and pre-plan within an inch of our life, […]

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