#butterflykisses

We are starting a periodic feature called #butterflykisses that recognizes someone who is making a difference in the lives of others. April 2, 2018 Our first #butterflykisses goes to Caitie Whelan's Lightning Notes. The purpose is to "help us move the world forward....

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SXSW: More than Entertainment

SXSW is more than entertainment  By Kathy Strain Austin, Texas is still in the recovery mode from the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) invasion. People came from all over the world to enjoy music, movies, technology, and gaming. I was one of the estimated 300,000...

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I Vote Early

When I was young, my (Shelley's) father was a big advocate for early voting.  He helped people get their absentee ballots if they were sick, frail or didn't have transportation to the polling places in our county.  And, he worked hard to push to change the state law...

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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...

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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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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 Last year, I was chatting with my grandson, Thomas, then, age three, in San Antonio. He had just come back from...

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