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michael-seidel's picture
Feb.03.2014
This was a weekend of confronting my secrets. These were secrets that I knew but didn't speak aloud, not to myself, certainly not to others.  Of course, one of them is about a cat and another is about writing. Really, the one about writing is about insecurity, about fears that I'm not good...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Jan.29.2014
                                               "Courage is a doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared," according to Eddie Rickenbacker....
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Oct.01.2013
http://susanmarieschulhof.blogspot.com/2013/10/courage-is-ability-to-do-...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.26.2013
Today’s mantra is chillax, floating to me out of a crashing surf.  Waves of anxiety arose from divergent currents – work, writing, personal life, wife’s health.  Two team members are out this week, neither planned, so I’ll pick up what load I can of their tasks.  I’m worried as my...
monique-belli's picture
May.17.2013
I'm sitting on the couch with my foot elevated and staring at the featureless, bandanged, ovoid and thinking that this is not what I expected when I first noticed a small bump on the inside of my big toe, right where it joins the foot.  Before anyone freaks out...all digits remain. Eight weeks...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.12.2013
Still singing the first world blues and comforting myself, looking for answer amongst the grains of sand.  I turned to writing to help me. Not unusual.  I write to create, explore myself, think  and vent about the world and my life.  I write to express.  But this writing is...
rina-macasaet's picture
Feb.11.2013
Just a few days to go before he turns 87, my father decides to call of his dinner celebration. He grumbles, “I’m not feeling well.” It’s long overdue, finally and inevitably he has to undergo a dialysis. It’s not the dialysis that’s worrying him but the whirling thoughts in his head that scare him...
bruce-jackson's picture
Jul.19.2012
I mess up a lot. Hey! What do you expect when you work a full-time job and try to operate a ministry and a business during your "free" time.  With all that being juggled, I miss it sometimes.  On some days, I just miss the mark.  I admit that. I love God's mercies.  They're new...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Nov.19.2011
"There is a season for everything," said the writer of Ecclesiastes. "A time to hold on and a time to let go."  It's the season to let go.  Leaves are falling everywhere. But I've noticed a curious thing over the years. The giant oak tree that blankets our front yard and shades our entire...
robyn-wheeler's picture
Sep.25.2011
Got Phobias? Anxiety, in past years, contributed to my unhappiness and depression. The more anxious I was, the more unhappy I was. And getting rid of anxiety is difficult for many people, not just me. As I studied various techniques on how to become happier and less anxiety-ridden, I came across...