In Pursuit of Honesty

 20 Tips for Journaling and Meditation Underlying truth unites all of us, regardless of religion or lack thereof, and we empower ourselves and others when we seek the truth in all things. Complex interpersonal dynamics, along with cultural pressures and expectations, can put us in sticky situations where we are invited to deceive ourselves and/or others. We often …

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2017 Fredericksburg Luminaria – Sat, May 27

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will light thousands of candles throughout the Fredericksburg National Cemetery in honor of fallen veterans. The family-friendly Fredericksburg Luminaria is one of the most beautiful displays in the Mid-Atlantic region – and it’s completely free! I’m delighted to help sponsor it again this year. Please …

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Win Money for School!

The 2017 Signal Grace Scholarship Contest is now closed. The winner(s) will be determined on or about September 8, 2017. The $1,000 prize in the 2017 Signal Grace Scholarship Contest is awarded based solely on the merits of the applicant’s submitted entry. There are no age limits and no SAT, ACT, or GPA minimum requirements. TM created the …

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A Short New Year’s Message for 2017

  It seems like Hillary Clinton has faded into the background of our nation’s public dialogue since her defeat in the election. News cycles cannot accurately reflect the inner life of all Americans, and I know millions of people are still mourning her defeat, even though “life moves on” and President-Elect Trump certainly gives our …

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2016 Scholarship Awardees

  The 2016 Signal Grace $1,000 Scholarship Contest produced a diverse mix of entries from many talented students. Applicants embraced the new “Creative Expression” option this year and took it to the max in different directions. The broad array of submissions included essays, poems, digital paintings, a musical composition, journal entries, letters, sculptures, and other unique …

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2016 Fredericksburg Luminaria – Sat, May 28

  *PLEASE NOTE: This post was for the 2016 event. The details for the 2017 Luminaria are here.*  Every year on Memorial Day Weekend in Fredericksburg, VA, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts light over 15,000 candles (“luminaries”) on the hills of the Fredericksburg Battlefield and National Cemetery to honor American veterans. The annual Luminaria is …

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2016 Scholarship Contest

Looking for the current scholarship opportunity? The 2017 Contest is listed here; the deadline is August 10, 2017. ♣ Past Signal Grace Scholarship Winners 2015 GRAND PRIZE: Marina Shkuratov 2014 GRAND PRIZE: Giordano Chioetto HONORABLE MENTION: Leslie Koller HONORABLE MENTION: Sangeeta Sunny ♣

2015 Essay Contest: Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Marina Shkuratov, the Grand Prize Winner of this year’s Signal Grace $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest. Over several evaluation rounds these last two months, judges considered and ranked essay submissions from students across the nation. Out of a field of talented students, Shkuratov’s essay stood out to the judges with its clear framework punctuated …

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CONGRATULATIONS

…to the winners of the 2014 Signal Grace Scholarship Essay Contest! The scholarship contest lasted three months, from Mar 1 – June 1. Many students submitted essays to compete for the $1,000 Grand Prize. Thank you, students, for sharing your excellent work. Due to the high quality of the finalists’ essays, in addition to awarding …

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