Cheryl Fogarty's Labor of Love Project

In July of 2010, Cheryl Fogarty and seven others from Joplin, MO, boarded a plane bound for Haiti.  Once on the plane, Cheryl felt a wave of peace envelop her and she told herself, “This is what you’re supposed to do.”...more

This love hurts

when Love Hurts   "I did not fall in love with a man that abused me. Like most people in abusive relationships, I fell in love with someone who had many wonderful qualities. I fell in love with someone who had a hidden abuser mentality. He was a man I adore...d, respected, believed in and trusted."................. ..."Life within an abusive relationship is just that....more

Take each day 10 minutes at a time, you are worthy of living a good life :)more

Pack a shoebox with gifts via Operation Christmas Child

It is so simple. Give a gift to someone who has very little. Share the love of the holiday season by packing a shoebox with toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and a note from you. You can show you care thanks to Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child....more

Goosebumps from Dipnotes

I was over at the UN last week. Staffers from a variety of countries mentioned how great it feels to the international community to know that the US is back--resuming its rightful place in among the member countries of the United Nations. One woman said to me that she goes around these days smiling and saying "Yes, we can!" ...more

Making a Difference by Taking AIM - Starting with Africa

Making a Difference by Taking AIM Making a difference is what it’s all about!  You can make a difference! ...more

Wonderful woman profile: Nancy Novak

In the months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, most of us were grieving and struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy to our lives. Nancy Novak was working to rebuild the Pentagon. Just weeks before 9/11, Hensel Phelps Construction had signed a contract to renovate the Pentagon and Nancy was named Program Manager. “After 9/11, everything changed,” said Nancy. Read more about Nancy here. ...more