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Connect with God

Connect With God

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. ~ C.S. Lewis

connect with nature

Connect With Nature

It is a…necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth…to know of wonder and humility. ~ Rachel Carson

connect with others

Connect with Others

…There is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…. ~ Albert Einstein

Connect With Self

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. ~ James Thurber

Recent Blog Posts

Nature's Magic Night Lights

Nature’s Magic Night Lights

JUNE 2016: I enjoyed a fascinating article by Melissa Breyer (at Treehugger.com) about why firefly populations are diminishing in some areas (“What’s Happening To The Fireflies?”). It prompted me to republish the post below from 2013 and to read up...
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Retirement Gave Me Back The Out-of-Doors

Welcome to my guest this week, Kathleen Stinehart, who is one of a group of professional women who support and learn from each other here in the northern Shenandoah Valley. I enjoyed this post so much when it appeared on her blog, and I asked if she would let me share...
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Square pegs, round holes child's game with post title

Are You A Square Peg Forcing Yourself Into A Round Hole?

Gretchen Rubin is a favorite author of mine on the topics of happiness and habits. In my post “Habits Good Or Bad: They Affect Our Happiness,” I reviewed her book Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits (highly recommended!),...
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Senior Couple looking at each other with eyes of love

Beauty Through The Eyes Of Love

My heart still skips a beat when my husband of 44 years walks in the room and looks at me like he did when we first met. Today’s guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick is inspired by her own experience of deep love, and in this 90-second episode, she...
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Book Reviews: Celtic Daily Prayer and Hebridian Altars

Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community Devotionals have long been an important part of my daily spiritual practice. I find that a short, thought-provoking devotion can help me settle down and get more focused on God. I liken it to...
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Grace Unleashed

Some of the strangest insights come to me at funerals.  I know that sounds odd, but when I’m thinking of someone who has just died, I guess it’s understandable if I begin to consider how fleeting life is, the promises of Scripture, or the meaning of...
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Note and Letter Writing

Fountain pen writing on the paper, close up imagePersonal note and letter writing is such a powerful and underappreciated connection tool, yet you may be among those who feel they don’t have time or don’t know what to say. These posts will teach you why handwritten notes and letters are so special and how to write notes that comfort, encourage and inspire.

You know that stash of special letters you’ve tucked away?

Stack of envelopes tied with stringI’m collecting examples of letters or notes to include in a book I’m writing. If you have one you’re willing to share, please scan and email it to me:elizabethc (at) heartspoken (dot) com, along with its story and your name, city and state – it can be anonymous if you prefer. By mail (and I’d love to get a handwritten note from you): Heartspoken, P.O. Box 81, Maurertown, VA 22644.



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Gifts for the WriterPersonal and business stationary, letterhead, notes and invitations help you connect with others in a special way, and they have so much more impact when they’re personalized or engraved! Whether you’re planning a wedding or just need some fun notecards for yourself or a gift, these high quality products from Carlson Craft offer both pleasure and luxury. This interactive website lets you play around with styles, colors and fonts before any purchase.

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