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the best essay writing service She stood by the sink, small and wrinkled, her stark white hair hanging in a ponytail down her back. Carefully examining every bean, Paulina prided herself on making the quintessential pico de gallo.  It was her daily task, and one that crowded the majority of her minutes. I perched on [...]

What does hospitality mean to you? Coffee? Food? A crackling fire and good conversation? For me, that word conjures up feelings of warmth. I define hospitality as a place I feel at home in someone’s presence. I’ve dined in dirt floor shanties in the mountains of Central America, and eaten a six course meal in [...]

I held the phone close to my ear and listened to the voice on the other end. Suddenly that feeling, deep inside, welled up and I felt sick to my stomach. The news crashed through my understanding and landed somewhere in the unknown. A friend had made a decision that would significantly affect our relationships [...]

One of my friends recently started teaching at our local high school, and several dear friends teach at my kids’ elementary school.  I am crazy about these teachers – just crazy about them! I wanted to make something meaningful for them as they dive into their year of impacting precious lives.  This is what came [...]

I stood next to her as the stage lights blared into our eyes.  Hours before we had been cast in “A Chorus Line” at our college, and we waited patiently as the director lined us up.  Big, glacier blue eyes smiled at me as I introduced myself. Elegant, mysterious, and soft-spoken, Alex was a contrast [...]

*Sarah sat cross-armed close to the car door. Her brown eyes darted back and forth as I spoke, “What are you doing this summer?” I asked, turning my head to look at her from the driver’s seat. “Are you talking to me?” she spurted. “Yes, you!” I smiled back. “Uhhhhh….. nothing?  Staying home?” she said [...]

Most of us have mixed feelings about social media. We love it and we hate it all at the same time.  Statistics support this dichotomy. There has been some interesting research and articles on social media depression.  Check out this statement from NaturalNews.com: “Particularly with so-called “social” media, which includes popular websites such as Facebook and [...]

Bob Goff’s book, Love Does, will light your fire. It will. So don’t pick it up unless you are ready to strike that match. This quote describes the thrust of the book: “Living a life fully engaged and full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to [...]

At the exact minute class was to begin, a woman bounced through the door wearing a bright red pencil skirt and matching blazer. Her brown curls danced in a waltz on her head. I wondered if she was a guest speaker. Teachers did not dress this way, and they certainly didn’t wear red lipstick. Looking up, [...]

As my fingers tap the keys, one of my dear, treasured friends is in the hospital for brain aneurisms.  Last monday she went in to the Doctor after having strange symptoms in her head.  On wednesday she underwent dangerous brain surgery. Miraculously, the two aneurisms in her brain did not burst.  It was a gut-wrenching process.  Tonight we [...]

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