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Advent and the Nature of Hope

  I love Advent. I love everything about this time of grace.  It is a thought-provoking, layered season when a family remembers that it is holy, or at the very least, wants to be. The night of Christ’s birth holds … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth Club

Please enjoy this recent presentation at The Commonwealth Club of California.  Thank you to Laura Fraser for moderating~ Susan Pohlman at the Commonwealth Club of California

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The Whistle

A Father’s Day Tribute!  Love you, Dad~ The Whistle My dad is one of those people who can place two fingers into his mouth and blast out a whistle that can stop a train.  It was our family’s signature “get your … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Heart and a Happy Home

What does the pursuit of happiness look like in your house? In our home, it used to mean the quest to actualize the picture perfect life; a lovely home, big careers, high achieving children. However, our search for the American … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Son Upon Graduation

A letter to my son upon his high school graduation. So proud of him! Dear Matthew, Love is not easy to put into words, especially a mother’s love, the depth of which is unfathomable. When I look at you now, … Continue reading

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The Woman with All the Answers

In honor of Mother’s Day.  A gentle reminder to spend time with the people you love~ The Woman with All the Answers As a child, I loved going to the movies and live theater with my mother.  Though neither happened … Continue reading

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Let Your Children Glow

Many families hesitate at the thought of extended travel with middle-school and teen-aged children.  In our overscheduled and often frenetic culture, it may be the most powerful gift you can give them.  Emotional and spiritual growth of emerging teens are … Continue reading

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