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We Will Never Forget

15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 When our nation was attacked on September 11, 2001, we pledged to never forget. On this, the fifteenth anniversary of that attack, we again honor the fallen, the injured, the heroes, those left behind. [...]

Every Move You Make

  Every Move You Make   By   Vicki Hinze     In a free and civil society, people can hold any opinion they choose, voice it or not, and agree to disagree with others. At least, those have been the hallmarks of acceptable [...]

Stealing Joy: When Others Feed on Hurting You

STEALING JOY WHEN OTHERS FEED ON HURTING YOU by Vicki Hinze Listen to the Audio We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with whenever possible.  We’ve been there before, and we know how much it hurts. Whether [...]

Chance and the Extraordinary Life

  Chance and the Extraordinary Life   By   Vicki Hinze     We all want a chance.  Whether it is to do something we really want to do, or it’s to not do something we oppose doing.  We don’t always [...]

Are You Mr. or Ms. Fix-It?

Are You Mr. or Ms. Fix-It?   By   Vicki Hinze   Most of us hate to see anyone struggling. The moment we do, our natural instinct is to jump in and fix whatever in their life is broken so that they can put the struggle behind [...]

Friendship Breakups

FRIENDSHIP BREAKUPS By Vicki Hinze   Friendship is a gift.  Having someone in your inner circle to talk with, share things with—to be a cheerleader for, and to have cheering for you—is a blessing.  Friends remind [...]

It’s Always Something

  IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING   By   Vicki Hinze     Well over a month ago, I visited a blog. A popup window informed me that a virus was attached to the article and my computer refused to go there.  Thank goodness [...]

Want or Need to Win? Lessons from the Ten-Cent Maid

  Want or Need to Win? Lessons from the Ten-Cent Maid   By   Vicki Hinze     Many years ago in school, there was a contest for the homecoming court. Everyone was to sell votes for a dime. This was one of the school’s [...]

The Weary Season

The Weary Season   By   Vicki Hinze     We have the seasons—Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring—but we have other kinds of seasons, too.  Ones that are joyful and ones that sorrowful. Ones that try our souls [...]

Reflection and Social Media Engagement

Reflection and Social Media Engagement   By   Vicki Hinze     In these days of intense social media, texting and email, one would expect to feel more connected than ever. And yet what we find is people are feeling distant [...]