#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for January, 2008


There’s a good article in this month’s issue of Oprah magazine. The author tells of writing a list of 100 qualities she’d like in a husband. With a difficult divorce behind her, and having been widowed after her second marriage, her prospects didn’t look too hot. On the advice of a counselor, she wrote the list anyway, and tucked it away. Five years later, she met a man who had 98 of the 100 qualities she had asked for! I’m here to tell you, I was impressed. Impressed enough to make my own list of 100. It rests safely in

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I Have a Dream

That everyone, everywhere, will live in just and lasting peace. That people really will beat their swords into plowshares. That the sick will be healed, the suffering will be comforted, the hungry will be fed, the lost will be found.

OK, it’s a big dream. It seems downright impossible, doesn’t it?

Well, that didn’t stop Dr. King from dreaming, and it isn’t going to stop me, either. Because once we give up, it’s all over but the shoutin’.

On the other hand, what good is a dream, if it doesn’t have a foundation in reality? What can we, the individual

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A “ten gallon hat” can’t hold ten gallons of anything.