Category Archives: Spirit

Transcending Distance and Time

One of the many reasons I love to write is that I can sit alone in my little writing nook in the present and create something that can touch, entertain, and connect with the hearts, minds, and spirits of readers and … Continue reading

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Alignment

When I listen to my spirit but don’t act on the message I feel out of integrity. That feeling persists and often grows stronger until I bring my words, thoughts, and actions back into alignment with my spirit. With love, … Continue reading

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Choices

    Choices   I just read an article and watched a short video that touched me deeply. It is a commercial, but one which highlights positive attributes of the human condition and spirit, kindness, compassion, love, and choices. I … Continue reading

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Friday Holy Humor

Photo credit: Aaron Burden via Unsplash.com A little girl became restless as the preacher’s sermon dragged on and on. Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered, “Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us … Continue reading

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Coming Home

My experience of touching my spirit was akin to going some place for the first time and and realizing I’d come home. I wondered what had taken me so long to find such a beautiful place that had been there all … Continue reading

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Lessons on Life

I found the information linked below to be worth every second I invested in experiencing it, and believe some of you will too. http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-mcraven-commencement-speech-at-ut-2014-5 With Love, Russ

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Great Storytelling and Poetry

I learned in songwriting that a great lyric is a story that grabs the listener and makes them laugh, cry (tears of joy or sadness), moves them (possibly literally to the point of dancing), or be inspires to take action … Continue reading

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