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Teshuva…It’s a Journey

Teshuva…It’s a Journey
October 24, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: There is a word in the Hebrew language called teshuva, which is often mistranslated as simple repentance of sin. In reality, the fullness of teshuva encompasses much more than just acknowledging sin. The meaning of teshuva embraces the ... Read More »

Sweet Revenge……..Or Not?

Sweet Revenge……..Or Not?
July 18, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: I hope you all had a chance to read Rebecca’s post last week. It was an honest assessment of a minor incident she witnessed that involved me, while we were staying in a hotel over this past July ... Read More »

It’s Too Exhausting to Hate

It’s Too Exhausting to Hate
May 30, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: Are you ready for the unexpected ending to our Philomena story from last week? If you need a little refresher, in my last post, I gave a synopsis of the movie “Philomena,” in which a young teenager (Philomena) ... Read More »

Philomena

Philomena
May 23, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: If you follow our blog on a regular basis, you know that we sometimes get post ideas from movies we’ve seen. This week is no different. My writings this time are based on the movie “Philomena,” which our ... Read More »

Parting Was Not Sweet Sorrow

Parting Was Not Sweet Sorrow
April 18, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: Last week I told the story of a dilemma my friend Jim and I had gotten into while recently having lunch at my favorite Chinese restaurant. It didn’t have anything to do with the food. That was delicious. ... Read More »

A Little Bit of Love Goes a Long Way

A Little Bit of Love Goes a Long Way
March 21, 2014 No Comments »

From Rebecca: We left off last week with a moving story about a man (Mr. Diaz) who, one night in New York City, was mugged at knife-point when he got off the subway. We hear unfortunate accounts of such situations ... Read More »

Muggged by Love

Muggged by Love
March 14, 2014 No Comments »

From Rebecca: I read a story recently in the Huff Post internet newspaper that was incredibly moving. It demonstrated the epitome of U Love on numerous levels, so much so, that I felt the need to share this story here ... Read More »

Let the Past Be the Past

Let the Past Be the Past
January 17, 2014 No Comments »

From Rebecca: Last week I talked about the movie, “Saving Mr. Banks,” and how it presented the heart-wrenching account of the making of the popular Disney movie, “Mary Poppins.” You may recall my mentioning that there were massive impediments to ... Read More »

Making up is Hard to Do

Making up is Hard to Do
June 18, 2013 No Comments »

From Joan: As I was reading Rebecca’s post from last week about keeping no record of wrongs, I immediately thought of an incident in my life that precisely illustrates Rebecca’s point. I felt compelled to write about the situation because ... Read More »

Double Drama on the Tarmac

Double Drama on the Tarmac
June 14, 2013 No Comments »

  One of our readers recently contacted us to tell us how much she appreciated a previous post in which Joan described her unpleasant encounter with a woman on a plane. Our reader, too, had just had a disagreeable interaction ... Read More »