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Strengthen Life’s Four Essential Connections

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

Gratitude’s Ripple Effect

My guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick was inspired for this show by one of my favorite topics—gratitude. Use the audio player above to listen to her 90-second episode. Annette gives a little back story below.  Being thankful brings joy into your life. Ask...
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Seek a Holy Lent: The 5 Marks of Love

A different kind of Lenten discipline It is the third day of the first week of Lent. I've written in past years (see "Lent's Mysterious Call of Spirit") about how moved I am by the mysteries of our faith and this time of year when we are called to reflect deeply on...
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It’s What YOU Think That Really Matters!

 It's so easy to be hurt by the opinions of others, especially when they're lobbed carelessly in our direction or—worse—overheard. But we must value ourselves and know our own true worth. My guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick shares some simple wisdom...
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What’s The Best Gift?

I believe the best Christmas gifts I've ever gotten were the handmade (or personally selected) gifts from my children when they were small. My guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick reflects on what can make some gifts so special -- often, it's the way they make...
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NO BOUNDARIES: Celebration Of A Book Launch

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Loving Our Adult Children

Many of you have grown children, and you know how fragile those relationships can sometimes be. One thing for sure—the fierce love you felt for them as children never goes away, and the "Mama Bear" instinct in me still rears up if I ever get the notion that one of my...
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Two sisters being silly

Thank God For My Sisters

NOTE FROM ELIZABETH: I am blessed to have a flesh-and-blood sister whom I love ferociously and trust with the deepest secrets of my heart. But if we're lucky, there are other women who are like soul sisters to us when we need them the most. In this beautiful...
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Fun Tool For My Fellow Word Nerds

I see these common mistakes all the time in my editing work -- I'm sure I've made some of them myself from time to time. Even those of you who don't call yourselves a professional writer will want to know the correct way to use these in both speech and casual or...
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How to express your Heartspoken messages

Fountain pen writing on the paper, close up imageWriting personal notes and letters is such a powerful and underappreciated connection tool, yet you may be among those who feel they don’t have the 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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