Living the Inspired Life

"An inspiration passes, having been inspired never passes. It remains like an island across the restlessness of time … An eagerness is left behind, a craving…" The quote came unexpectedly, lighting my soul as I began to write. There was a familiarity and comfort in the words, and I knew instantly it was from my mom.

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Bringing Joy to the World

Joy to the world! With one line the rest of the carol pops in place, playing jubilantly in my head. Joy to the world … Let earth receive … Let every heart … Prepare … And heav’n and nature sing! I’ve busted out now singing it twice in my living room, glad it’s just me and the cats ...
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Rescue 9-1-1

I finally was going to learn how to surf! Pacific Beach, California, my friend Esmeralda and I took her boards down the cliff to the ocean, stopping in the sand just a few yards from the water. Surf board, check. Wax, check. Cool surf shirt, check. We were ready to go!

After five lengthy minutes of instruction, Esmeralda ...
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College Park Dreaming

I finally finished reading the last two editions of our Community Paper and was captivated by August’s “On the Street” question: What’s missing on Edgewater Drive? The question grabbed hold of me, making me think of “what-ifs” for our community as a whole. I actually had trouble sleeping that night with the energy the question created. Dreams and ...
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Fight For It

It’s thundering outside. Faint rumbles in the distance grow stronger, nearer as I type. The blue sky has disappeared and gray is all I see. Tree branches whip erratically as gusts of wind kick and blow, then fall suddenly still, the wind gone as quickly as it appeared. Moments of quiet hold; leaves faintly move. Thunder growls again ...
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Resting in Ancient Tradition

I love Saturday. It is the day our family chooses to rest, take a day-long break, catch our breath. No work, no “musts,” no agenda save for what will breathe renewal, delight and depth of living back into our too often workweek-wearied spirits. It’s a rhythm we hold sacred, a weekly cycle for reconnecting, a built-in pause that ...
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