Author: Sharon W Cruse

ONE PHONE CALL, ONE MESSAGE, IT’S DONE

It was about 2:30 pm three days ago, and the phone rang.  It was the President of my Publishing Firm and he said. “I'm standing by the press that is rolling off your new work.  He added——Looks good and great work!" …….In  less than 24 hours, I was holding this new book.  It was a lifetime of stories that have changed my life and the lessons learned from those stories.  Small town girl to author and counselor and then on to entrepreneurship.  Stories  of giving a speech to the first lady of th...
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Holidays Bring the Best and the Worst

My worst holiday season was when I was a new young mother, just having given birth to a daughter and my dad committed suicide on Christmas Eve.  The shock lasted for years and still pops up during the holiday season. My best Christmases are when I am with Joe and my grown family of three children, their spouses and seven grandchildren.  In recently reading Terry Hershey’s book titled Sanctuary, he creates a concept of having Sanctuary as a place you can go and be safe and also having a Sanctu...
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Mixed Holiday Season

Feeling pulled apart at this time of the year? The three major focuses are family (historical and current), work (have to) social life and personal time. That’s a heavy load anytime, but during the holiday obligations often times spiral out of control. Wish there was some magical way to evenly prioritize the categories. There “isn’t”. They are all important.  The only way I have learned to manage this time is to recognize and face that I can’t do everything in every category.  That means I have ...
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The Last Lap by Amy

Hello from Sharon Cruse, As we approach the holiday season, we sometimes feel overwhelmed and like we can’t do it all. When I heard about Ian’s story, it felt like the perfect holiday message, so would like to share it.  It's called THE LAST LAP and is written by Amy.  Happy holidays everyone. (more…)
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