Murphy Writes Blog

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5 questions that have helped redirect my life

Here are a few questions I’ve been thinking about over the past year or so. I admit, the older I get the deeper I go, but I think it is good to sometimes take...

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Thoughts on losing a job

“Getting fired is nature’s way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.” ~ Hal Lancaster, in The Wall Street Journal I want to talk about job loss. These...

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“Momisms” book finally published

“You’re running away? Let me help you pack.” ~ Mom My first book, “Mother Knows Best – Wit and Wisdom From Idaho Moms,” is now being printed and will be in my sweaty little...

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Reverb 10: Achieve

  Today’s prompt is from Tara Sophia Mohr: Achieve. What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write...

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Reverb 10: Marshmallows and the meaning of life

The campfire crackles and spits sparks into the black night sky and I watch as the tiny orange dots float up, up, toward the silvery moon and stars, like little fireflies lilting and meandering...

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Reverb 10: The power of friendship & family

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.”  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge I’m participating in a month-long blogging challenge called Reverb10 during which I am posting a response to a writing prompt from 31 different authors. The goal of the...

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Reverb 10 : 5 minutes to remember a year

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” ~ James Matthew Barrie, creator of Peter Pan I’m participating in a month-long blogging challenge called Reverb10 during which I am posting a response...

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26 expressions of gratefulness

One of my favorite movies is the 1946 holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The movie centers on George Bailey, a kind man who has always been there to help others, but has grown...

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The meaning of success

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will be become the person you believe you were meant to be.” George Sheehan Success… Is it a place we arrive at, or is it made...