Tag Archives: overcoming

THE GIVER GRACES THE COVER OF AN EBOOK, WINDOWS ACROSS OCEANS

Today was the book launch of Windows Across Oceans, an eBook in which nine women from around the world share their remarkable stories of overcoming.  I created The Giver to express the mission of literacy, a glorious burden shared by those who long … Continue reading

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Warrior Princess, New Mask Painting in Process

I’ve been working on a new acrylic painting, Warrior Princess, inspired by a mask my daughter, Elya, made and a poem and post I wrote. Far from finished, this painting has truly been a delight, as I explored contrasts of black and … Continue reading

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Pencil-Thin Purposes: When Dreams Disappoint

I peek through a windowpane on this frosty February morning in anticipation of a velvety blanket covering the road to work. Yet last night’s weather broadcaster’s boastings of severe snow conditions fell far short of my expectations; in fact, not … Continue reading

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I’ve Met the Wind

Often the greatest opponents of change reside with us: fear of uncertainty, lack of self-confidence, or difficulty rising above life’s obstacles. Yet regardless of our human frailties. I believe each one of us has a destiny filled with purposes. Like … Continue reading

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The Heron of Hope

My brother tells of a heron, hunting squirrels around his barn. He sees the big bird in his mind’s eye as he describes this odd occurrence to me at a family gathering. “JoDee, there’s a heron hanging around our barn. … Continue reading

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The Muse of Memoir: Share your Story

Have you ever felt transported into a former situation that provoked painful memories? Yesterday I had coffee with my mother and her best friend, Lonnie—both creative women who bless others with their unending artistry, overflowing encouragement, and refreshing zest for … Continue reading

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Glowing Pearl

In life, as with pearls, endurance coats the irritant until something beautiful forms. READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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