Letting Go

by Verlie Edwards It’s never easy to let someone we love, respect and admire move from our earthly home to our heavenly home, but our faith prepares us for that day. Today I had the honor to sit with a dear friend as he took the final walk to his Heavenly Home. As I...

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Butterfly Logo Story

Butterfly Logo Story By Shelley Anne Friend Mother's Day weekend is my favorite holiday of the year. Over the past few years we have left for a week-long business trip on Mother's Day. So, I've celebrated with my daughters the Saturday before Mother's Day.  It's...

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Butterfly Art by Laura Regan

  Laura Regan was born in Canada in 1950, and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area from the age of three. By Kindergarten she knew she wanted to be an artist. While working on a self-portrait in crayon, she added ruby slippers onto her feet, transforming herself...

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Butterflies Everywhere Keep Me Focused

By Kathy Strain If I ever doubt that our “Iron Butterflies Project” isn’t important, I am reminded of its importance as I see the beautiful butterflies all around. I was working on editing some videos for the website and I had forgotten how to do it. I had learned at...

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Poem of Joy and Freedom

By Marianna Dydek Waite My story is one of my joy and freedom. I once lived a life based on a balance of trust along side a faint and haunting noise of mistrust. Fear and mistrust are very noisy, indeed, distracting and misleading. Love is not. Love is clear, sure and...

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Jumping Into Life

By Rochelle Dornatt Every week I climb a 23-foot ladder to a little platform, steel my nerves…and jump off. Once I land, I get up and do it all over again. And again. And again. I am a trapezist. Yes, I fly trapeze. Just like in the circus. Well, maybe not exactly...

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Musings on Mindfulness

By Shelley Anne Friend "Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.-- Jean de La Bruyère The other day I was chatting with my grandson, Thomas, age three, in San Antonio. He had just come back from visiting...

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