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Overcoming today

Overcoming today

Marie Alvero

I spent a lot of my youth traveling on public transport. The buses in Poland were often so crowded that you could literally be held up by the crowd without putting any we... »

Teach me

Teach me

Marie Alvero

Today a quiet piece of knowledge came to me. For a moment, I had a glimpse into the mind of my child, when she didn’t know I was watching, and I saw a side of her that is... »

The Bible and you

The Bible and you

Marie Alvero

A few years ago, it came to me that I had a superficial relationship with the Bible. I was a bit taken aback, since I had spent my entire life as a follower of the Bible.... »

The widow’s mite

The widow’s mite

Marie Alvero

Jesus and His disciples were in the temple observing people giving their offerings. A wealthy man approached the coffer, drawing as much attention as he could to the fact... »

Your little light

Your little light

Marie Alvero

One Friday evening a few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to set out some lounge chairs in our driveway and let our neighbors know we would be out there with drinks an... »

Control?

Control?

Marie Alvero

I was one of the hopefuls that started last year with a brand-new planner. 2020 was full of promise, and I thought I had some control over the direction of the year. I ha... »

The patient one

The patient one

Marie Alvero

Life is a constant stream of contradictions—things to hold on to, to let go of, to fight for, to give up. We’re told to try harder, to give ourselves a break, to loosen u... »

The art of encouragement

The art of encouragement

Marie Alvero

As I write this a very good friend of mine is struggling with wave after wave of hard news. Her husband has been laid off from a job he held for 27 years, she had a suspi... »

You don’t need a guru

You don’t need a guru

Marie Alvero

Not long ago, my social media exploded with the news that a high-profile couple had announced their divorce. This power couple had established a following as “relationshi... »

Changing

Changing

Marie Alvero

I read something the other day that’s been running through my mind ever since: “The system you have in place today is set up to get exactly the results you are getting to... »

Christmas reset

Christmas reset

Marie Alvero

Last Christmas I was a few months into a new job. My new office was an hour from my home, my hours were from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and I worked on Saturdays. I was alw... »

This day

This day

Marie Alvero

Who would have thought that I’d be writing an article on the topic of happiness and satisfaction after everything that we have been through this year due to the COVID-19... »

The mystery of less

The mystery of less

Marie Alvero

Do you ever feel like, in order to meet your own expectations and those of others, you’d have to work relentlessly, push through the tired, ignore the stress—and you stil... »