Strong + Determined – Urban Campfire 2015


The year was 2012. President Obama won his 2nd term in office. London hosted the Summer Olympics. The Hobbit, The Avengers, The Hunger Games, and Skyfall were at the movies. And Adele was all over the music charts, winning 6 Grammys that year. It was the year I launched a massive, mind blowing, renovation project…

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Activating Your Vision Through Discernment


Once you’ve established your vision, then what?  How do you make your dreams a reality?  I approached these questions in my guest post originally published for the Urban Campfire Blog in August 2013: I have lots of big ideas.  I plan to win the Kennedy Center Honors for my outstanding contribution to the Arts.  I plan to…

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G Day For Girls – Adolescence and me

GDayforGirls Vancouver by Melody Biringer

Donny Osmond. Horses. Girlfriends. Stories. Sleepovers. Barbies. Secrets. Music. Plus, a few cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and pheasants.  My adolescence was filled with curiosity and adventure, love and freedom. I was consumed by my love of horses in those days.  Aside from the 4-foot poster of Donny Osmond on my wall, my bedroom was…

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