Category Archives: Inspirational

CELEBRATING SPRING!

Ah, springtime! Something in its name gives us hope. We can literally see the barren earth come back to life. The faded grasses turn green again and daffodils, those ambassadors of sunshine, dot the landscape. March 20 brings new life … Continue reading

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IRISH SAYINGS, BLESSINGS & EXPRESSIONS!

“Luck o’ the Irish to ye!” We’ve all heard that phrase countless times. But have you ever wondered why Irish lads and lasses are known as the lucky ones? Like many Irish sayings, those lighthearted words actually have a deeper … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

If you’re reading this from China, Armenia, Mongolia, or one of many countries that honor International Women’s Day (IWD) as a national holiday, enjoy your day off! Yes, it’s that big of a deal in some areas of the world…while … Continue reading

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NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY — March 3

Celebrate National Anthem Day! “Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming…”   On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed into law “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the … Continue reading

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“WHAT TO WRITE…” Offering Words of Encouragement

Offering Words of Encouragement, Cheer, Support and Sympathy There are those moments in life when we could all use a little encouragement, a kind word, a gentle wish, a hearfelt prayer. They’re the little things that inspire us to believe … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Following the big celebration of Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday services gather believers together to: offer penitence, take the opportunity to reflect on personal transgressions and seek forgiveness. These services are held in numerous Catholic and Protestant churches … Continue reading

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice. —Dr. Carter … Continue reading

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“WHAT TO WRITE…” Valentine Messages

Today, we’re beginning a new series of blogs that will appear monthly. The topic? What to Write… And this month’s subject is What to Write in a Valentine. But before we get to that specifically, we wanted to introduce some … Continue reading

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Beating the Winter Blues

Whether you call it the Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), it simply means we’re getting mid-way into winter and those gray skies aren’t bringing out the sunniest parts of our dispositions. Well, some of us anyway. But honestly, … Continue reading

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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Today celebrates the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929—April 4, 1968). This national holiday honors the civil rights leader and his non-violent movement to end racial segregation and his quest to right injustices … Continue reading

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