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Jane Kirkpatrick
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Words of Encouragement has moved! We are finding a streamline way to make everything available in one spot.  We are still working out the kinks to make it an easy transition for you, but right now there is not a "subscribe by email" option so until final de...

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Telling our Stories
Story Time “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon Alder. Tabitha Moffat Brown was a grandmother when she headed west to Oregon Territory in 1846. Her story and t...

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It's the last month of my celebrating 70 and HOMESTEAD'S 25th birthday. Nominate a public servant or a family member of one for a chance to win a copy of my inspiring book and maybe a lunch for you and three of your friends with Jerry and me at the homestead!

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July: A Homestead Celebration for Public Servants
My nephew is a police officer in a large Midwestern city. He has a servant's heart, working nights, participating on the SWAT team, teaching at the academy and spending days getting to know the neighborhood he serves.  I used to pray for his safety but it f...

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June: A Homestead-Style Celebration for Fathers
My teenage friends loved my dad! He had a great sense of humor, would drive us to events and tell stories as he drove. He saw more than half of the sunrises of his life as he rose early to milk his herd of cows. I still remember standing beside him watchin...

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May: A Homestead-Style Celebration for Mothers
When I was far from home and a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, my friend Ann's mom would invite me to Sunday dinner every week. They lived in Madison -- a big city for someone who'd graduated with a class of 84 kids. My freshman class was 7,000.  A...

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A new friend.  Caregiving for our husbands. You'll enjoy this one. +Abbe Rolnick 

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The Cocoon of Cancer: An invitation to Lovely Deeply - an interview with author Abbe Rolnick
One of the joys of being a writer is attending events with tons of other writers and booksellers. A few years ago, at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers annual event, Jerry and I enjoyed a breakfast when a woman introduced herself to me as Abbe Rolnick . Her...

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April: A Homestead Style Celebration for Non-Profits and Small Businesses
Thank you to everyone who nominated a library in March, our winner will be announced Monday, April 4th We're into the third month of my 70th birthday celebration and the 25th birthday of Homestead. Each month we're celebrating a
different category of homest...
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