Playing in the Grit & Grind of Life!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / September 6, 2019 /

Playing in the Grit ‘n’ Grind of Life. . .  Last week I wrote about “persistence, perseverance and patience. I called them the triumphant threesome. “Triumphant” because together they are the substance of what brings about success in any life venture!  My youngest biological granddaughter’s journey from Ms. to Dr. is the example I used…

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May I Join You?

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / June 21, 2019 /

May I Join You? Last week when talking about community and the value of “tribes” as defined by the brilliant Seth Godin, I stated the following: “By whatever name – Godin calls them “Tribes”; we call them a Neighborhood-  they are one and the same. Vehicles of connection. Opportunities for change.” At least 2 women in…

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From a Cloud Came Wisdom. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / June 7, 2019 /

Last Week’s Horns. . . Last week when I wrote the blog post; I was sittin’ on the horns of a dilemma! And it was not a pleasant place to be. But time marches on and as it does; Papa God removes the sting from the horns and resolves the dilemma to our benefit. I…

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From the AWI Treasury ~ Ministry: Professional or Lifestyle?

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 24, 2019 /

May, the perfect whirlwind month! Graduations, weddings, major holiday celebrating mothers & remembering our war dead as well as loved ones gone before us. You name it and the month of May seems to have it contained within. However, those of us who must manage the “contained within” rarely feel as if we have the…

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From Whole Cloth. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 10, 2019 /

An Overriding Thought! Have you ever had one thought that just keeps running around your brain and won’t quit? That’s what I had a week ago during our highly successful Affiliated Women’s COFFEE in the NEIGHBORHOOD Spring women’s conference workshop. The event is called “BOLD WOMEN of FAITH” and the May 2 event was the…

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Thoughts of Success & Failure ~ From the AWI Archives!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 15, 2019 /

Sometimes We Must. . .  Sometimes we must adjust our days and weeks to accommodate life events we hadn’t planned for. Such is the case for me the past several weeks. Friend’s sudden illness, hospitalization and subsequent stay in skilled care threw my usual schedule into disarray. It also intruded on writing fresh content for…

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Why I Write What I Write About?

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 16, 2018 /

Why I Write What I Write. . . It has been said that I’m all over the landscape with my blog posts. One week it’s all about business; the next all about matters of the spirit. Sometimes its more personal and other times it’s pulled from the archives of nearly 10 years of saying something…

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It Only Takes One!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 9, 2018 /

A Single Voice. . . Fear not, this is not a political post. However, I was struck by an amazing thing that happened this past Monday night at a political rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The amazing happening prompted this blog about how one single voice can make a difference. Amazing Grace! Late into the evening,…

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Out of the Closet Revisited!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / October 26, 2018 /

The following post is revised from an article I wrote for Nancy Becher‘s business women’s online magazine in October, 2015. I think it’s as relevant today as it was when I wrote it and Nancy published it! It All Began Like This. . . I’m a woman of strong faith. Most of you know that…

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Goal Setting Is An Inside Job!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / January 5, 2018 /

A New Year Has Dawned. . . We are now 5 days into the new year. And many folks are still focused on setting goals, making “to-do lists” and accomplishing everything conventional wisdom says one ought do with the coming of a new year. I even wrote a blog post about goal-setting and I rarely do…

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