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Why don’t most women call themselves leaders?

In a Gallup research poll only 36% of women in business self-identified with the word “leadership”. What do you think is the reason for this? I believe, women define “leadership” different than the world defines leadership. The world teaches us that a “real leader” has a platform, a following, a stage. Think of CEO, Presidents, […]

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Going to Indonesia!

Have you ever felt like God was planning your life behind your back? That’s exactly how I (Angela Howard) felt as I sat in a Sunday morning service this past November listening to missionary John Taylor speak. While watching a video of John and Korie’s work in Surabaya, Indonesia I had the unmistakable sense that I […]

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Did you know that March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month?

Did you know that March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month? Why is this important? According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 1.7 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from nontraumatic causes. […]

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“Twenty Feet from Stardom”

Winning best documentary at last night’s Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, “Twenty Feet from Stardom” is a riveting reminder that most great things in life are achieved anonymously. In an interview with NPR’s Mandalit del Barco back in June 2013, director and film maker, Morgan Neville said that his goal was to bring the […]

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To my Daughter-In-Laws…Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yes, it is true, my sons are ages 12 and 14. And no, they are not married. But someday they will be. It might even be to your daughter, so you may want to keep reading. My children will tell you that I have a singular focus on the development and encouragement of the calling […]

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The Pursuit of Happyness…

“You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period” (Muccino, 2006). In the movie, Pursuit of Happyness, Christopher Gardner (played by actor Will Smith) had a dream. A true story, the film is the quintessential […]

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Women and Aging – I will take the blame…

Minutes after I posted Tuesday’s blog, That Outfit Makes me Look Fat, I received two emails in my inbox. The first was an incredible video interview women about their feelings on aging – That is what she said-Women and Death. The second, was an email from our family photographer. The subject line read: I hope […]

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How is Toys R Us shaping our Womanhood and Manhood?

We were not born into gender. You and I didn’t come out of the womb wearing pink or blue. Those were the hats we were assigned in the nursery. Our gender is defined by social, physical, and psychological impact (Allen, 2004). Take a tour of any Toys R Us or other department store and you […]

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The Fire and Ice of my Dreams

There was something evoking about this picture the first time I saw it. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it; it drew me as I wondered what had been inside this ice blanketed building that caught on fire on January 03, 2014. Dating back to 1882, The Waterman Opera House of Plattsmouth, Nebraska stands […]

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Illusion of Balance – Part 2

In the Illusion of Balance – Part 1, I noted the principles of balance as: motion (forward movement), focus, intention, purpose, an end goal, and courage. Balance has a rhythm of give and take. Balance requires a personal awareness of one’s priorities, life mission, and season of purpose. Balance is not the same as busyness […]

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