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Archive for May, 2011


“The Brood” – Summer of the Cicadas

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, May 29, 2011 | 8 Comments

It’s deafening and more than a bit disturbing. The “Great Southern Brood” they are called. Millions of flying bugs have invaded the south leaving us feeling a bit like a scene from The Ten Commandments – but there is no Moses in sight and I’m not sure what we did to provoke this plague. Hailed [...]


Cardinal Goodness – Leaving Your Own Unique Legacy

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, May 26, 2011 | 10 Comments

Today’s guest writer is a friend of Goodness. Her name is Debbie. She has supported us from the beginning because she knows the power of Goodness to change a life. Here is one small example from her own life… So maybe it’s a sign I’m getting old, or maybe it’s a sign I’m longing for simplicity… regardless, [...]


Voices from the Past – Planning Your Legacy

Posted by Sooz on Monday, May 23, 2011 | 11 Comments

Cemeteries have a strange beauty. There is an eerie calm that feels unsettling in contrast to the unpredictable and chaotic nature of our modern lives. Stone monuments stand as frozen sentries watching over the stillness, while the living rush past on their way to life.  We don’t really like to think about death, preferring to [...]


The Queen of Country, Loretta Lynn : A Study in Trueness

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 6 Comments

I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee – cradled in the crib of country music. Country music was as much a part of my growing-up as the smell of chocolate if you grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania. If I am being honest, however, in my teenage years I turned away from the twang and [...]


The Vespers

Posted by Sooz on Monday, May 16, 2011 | No Comments

Have you ever seen wild horses drive hard across the open plain?  It leaves you breathless, inspired, reverent – and those beautiful horses are only doing what they love, what comes naturally to them. Imagine if we all lived more true to that spirit, giving ourselves to the things that come naturally and joyfully to [...]


A Fresh Start

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, May 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Our guest writer this week is Tiffany. Tiffany is a young mother who was looking for an opportunity to begin something good. Here are her thoughts… As I write this I am sitting in the sun enjoying my favorite late afternoon drink of choice – a single non-fat latte. I’ve been given a small (or some might [...]


Canoeing Goodness

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, May 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

It is important in life to know what is good for you, and then to do it. For me, there is nothing that rests my heart quite like water. I love to swim in it, drink it, watch it, and especially canoe in it. Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by [...]


Beauty Unexpected

Posted by Sooz on Monday, May 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Meet today’s guest writer, Sharon. Sharon’s talents and interests are too numerous to count, but among them are teaching, writing, period costume construction, movie direction, thrifting, and antiquing. She and her husband share a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and her goodness can be clearly seen in the way she shares her passions and in the way she [...]