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Dangerous Curve

Life Crises

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I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.

— Martha Beck

Have you ever had one of those years where nothing seems to go your way?  How about a couple of years… or a decade?  Here at, we believe in resilience.  We believe that everyone has the potential to be happy.  We also know that sometimes the troubles keep coming, one after the other, for an extended period of time.

For us, that’s what resilience is all about.  It’s about knowing how to get through the tough times by making the choices that help us to keep going.  Choices that include: Continue reading » Life Crises


It’s In There

Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.

— Mother Teresa

Prego Spaghetti Sauce has a tag line – “It’s in there.”  In their commercials, various people would ask about this or that favorite ingredient that their mother had used when making her spaghetti sauce and the answer was always the same – It’s in there.  So, you don’t need to make sauce yourself, just use Prego, ’cuz it’s got everything you could possibly want.

When it comes to us, just like with Prego, we have Continue reading » It’s In There

Vicky, the Most Enthusiastic TNTer @ Elkhart Lake Triathlon 2010

Look How Far We’ve Come!

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Sometimes you gotta look back at your past and smile at how far you’ve gotten.

— Tony Mendoza

How far we’ve gotten.  We don’t often think about that.  Many times when we’re looking backward, we’re remembering our life before.  Before husbands and jobs and kids and more responsibilities than we ever imagined.  Back then, we were eager for all of that challenge.  Now, caught up in our lives, we often forget what it took to get here.

Unfortunately, when we look forward, we often only see Continue reading » Look How Far We’ve Come!

Who Am I Kayla

Grace on the Journey

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Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.

— Duke Ellington

I’m having an identity crisis.  It seems that I’m a bit old for that.  Aren’t identity crises for teenagers?  Well, whomever they’re for, I’m in one now.

In order for you to understand the depth of my angst, I have to tell you a little bit about the former me.  (I’d call it the “old” me, but that’s just a little too close to the truth.)

When I graduated from college, I went to work in Corporate America.  It was the time of [amazon-product text=”Dress for Success” type=”text”]0446385522[/amazon-product] by John T. Molloy and women were such a new phenomenon that there initially wasn’t a Continue reading » Grace on the Journey

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Together We Can Do More

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Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.

— James Cash Penney (JC PENNEY)

It’s only the middle of January and already it’s been a challenging year.  Within my small group of friends and coworkers, there have been three deaths in our families and two major automobile accidents.  Today, the Ladies of Literature had their annual meeting to toast the new year and pick our books for 2012.  One of our members said that 2012 had to get better from here.  Another member predicted that we just might look back on 2011 as a really good year once we saw what Continue reading » Together We Can Do More