Rhonda Cagle

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Making Space to Say Grace

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

A motley crew will be gathering at my home.

In just a few days, my husband and I will kick off the holidays with what I affectionately call our “gratitude gathering.” An assorted mix of family, friends and business colleagues will gather in our backyard to share a drink, nibble on an appetizer, catch up with old friends and make new ones. Most importantly, we will begin the holidays by counting our blessings.


For many of us, life is hard and the thought of gathering to kick off the holidays with gratitude seems a lofty ambition. Which is precisely why we’re doing it. Each of us is profoundly broken in one way or another, yet every one of us is richly blessed. Sometimes it takes a gathering of the imperfect to see just how perfectly blessed we truly are.

You can read more about this idea of creating a time and space to say grace in my latest column for the Arizona Republic. http://t.co/MrvujJSHUM

Counting On Landmarks When Life Takes a Detour

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Learning to drive, my dad took great delight in asking me which way was north. He would laugh as I got a deer-in-the-headlights look and struggled to get oriented.

Fast-forward 30 years and not much has changed. I’m still terrible with directions. It’s especially challenging as I spend a good part of my job driving in new cities, navigating unfamiliar roads on an almost weekly basis. Although GPS is my new best friend, I still look for landmarks as I make my way from one airport, hotel or conference room to the next.


(photo courtesy of DailyWorth.com)

Perhaps this experience is why I’m thinking so much about the landmarks in life. Maybe it’s why I’m writing about the importance of finding true north and why this seems a perfect metaphor for life’s circumstances and unexpected detours.

You can read more in my latest column for the Arizona Republic.  http://t.co/f47cOQh4an

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