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Given the Opportunity By Bernadette A. Moyer How many things in life have to do with opportunity? And being prepared when opportunity knocks? “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”  Seneca Some people know how to take an opportunity and grow and learn from it. They maximize...
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Life is for the Living, Live it! Bernadette A. Moyer It shouldn’t take a death for us to understand that every day of life is truly a gift, a gift from God above. And yet for many of us, death does exactly that, it drives home for us how there are no guarantees and how precious our life is and that...
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"Spoiled Baby Boomers" vs Spoiled Teens ... by Bernadette A. Moyer This blog is in response to the young 18 year old teenage girl from New Jersey who has been in the national news and publicly refers to her own parents as "spoiled baby boomers." So what is her beef? And even more so has she thought...
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A Prayerful Time By Bernadette A. Moyer Lord Hear Our Prayer – we pray! For many Christians it is a prayerful time with the beginning of the Lenten season. But what is prayer? A thought? A meditation? An opportunity to reflect and praise? Prayer can be all these things … in Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray...
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Accomplished … By Bernadette A. Moyer Every once in a while I get hung up on a word where I can’t stop processing it and thinking about it and all its meanings. My new word is accomplished, a colleague recently referred to me as “accomplished” and for days now it has stuck with me. How do we define...
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Why We Write ... By Bernadette A. Moyer What makes a writer? Why do we write? Letters, cards, notes, articles, poetry, stories, essays, blogs and books, what makes us do it? Some of the best songs start with the lyrics, that desire to write and to communicate and a need and/or want/wish to be heard...
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Game On! By Bernadette A. Moyer When was the last time you challenged yourself? Threw yourself into a completely new and foreign experience? Most of us like our routine our comfort zone and yet we seldom learn the big lessons or make the big strides in life if/when we only operate out of our "norm...
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Woody Allen and Child Abuse By Bernadette A. Moyer A few nights ago they closed the show Entertainment Tonight with a poll that requested viewers to "vote" on whether or not they believed that Woody Allen was guilty of sexual abuse of a child. Wow! So now we can lay guilt or innocence by what we "...
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In The Theater of Life By Bernadette A. Moyer In the theater of life, who are you? What role or part do you play? Are you the “director” or an “actor” or a “patron” most of us could probably fall into one or more of these roles? Do we lead and direct or are we acting it out or merely watching and...
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Mentoring by Bernadette A. Moyer Recently I received an e-mail with a tag line that read, "Grant Writing - Advice?"  And I was like; "Sure, what can I do to help you?" "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin  Through the years I...
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Main Street By Bernadette A. Moyer Just about every town in America has one, a main street. Sometimes it is called Broadway like in Nashville or Beale Street in Memphis. Usually it is where the heart and the soul and the energy is and like Bob Seger sings, “down on Main Street.” When I visit...
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We Begin Again By Bernadette A. Moyer W.I.N. –What’s Important Now – Lou Holtz With every new year we are afforded the chance to begin again.  The chance to start fresh with new dreams plans and goals, we begin again! 2013 was a push me pull me year. We sold our house and moved to the beach....
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Happy New Year, I Pray By Bernadette A. Moyer Happy New Year, I pray. I pray for you for your health and wealth and happiness. I pray for peace and for love and for tolerance, tolerance for all people, not just the ones most like us. I pray for the sick and the weak and the elderly. I pray for...
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A Tiny Little Gold Crucifix By Bernadette A. Moyer It was a tiny little gold crucifix and it came in a little black jewelry store box from our local jewelers. I was stunned when it was presented to me and I remember exactly where I was when I received it. I was living in Sparks, Maryland and had...
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Forget New Year’s Resolutions! By Bernadette A. Moyer Forget resolutions this year I am going with affirmations! Can anyone remember what “resolutions” they made last year? And I bet that if you do it is because you have the same ones lined up yet again for this year. Me, I am not doing them, not...
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