From the monthly archives:

March 2009

You Just Can’t Make This Up…

by Karen on March 31, 2009

(This is a true story that happened when I was a child. I always wanted to send it in to Reader’s Digest for the “Laugh” section because I think it’s too funny!) Some relatives from the Midwest came to visit us in the DC area and were eager to go to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where the […]

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Hindsight: Steve Jobs Looks Back

by Karen on March 16, 2009

Commencement address by Steve Jobs CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios delivered on June 12, 2005 I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to […]

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My friend Kelly O’Neill is an incredible artist — her art is truly extraordinary.  Here’s her Hindsight story of how she came to realize her life’s work and passion. “Have you always wanted to be an artist?” This is the most common question I get at art shows or when people see my work for […]

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Hindsight: The Two Week Delay

by Karen on March 3, 2009

(Note from Karen: This is a true story but my friends asked if I would change their names to protect their privacy. I was happy to comply.) Eric walked into the kitchen as his young wife, Annie, was preparing dinner. The air was fragrant with the aroma of spaghetti sauce and garlic bread. After a […]

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Encouragement: A Franciscan Benediction

by Karen on March 2, 2009

Bonnie Keen was our speaker at our Women’s Retreat this weekend. She shared this quote from Phillip Yancey’s book, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? It so touched my heart I wanted to pass it on. A Franciscan Benediction May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that we […]

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