From Frustration to Laughter

In just a few weeks I will be attending a 5 Day Speakers' Training Conference in Branson, Missouri through Christian Communicators. What a thrill!! What do I expect? A LOT! Some of the expectations include: Event Planning Clarifying my Ministry Improving my Speaking Skills Learning more about Sharing my Story Developing new Friendships Following God's Lead …

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Grace ~ More than a Chant

Grace is a way of living. Not a quick memorized chant before you eat. ~unknown When I was growing up we held hands to say grace. Every night. That is every night AT HOME. I don't recall saying grace at a restaurant. I don't believe it was because my parents were embarrassed or something to …

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Nine Eleven

In honor of 911~Re-Posted from my June 24, 2012 entry “We are going to the 911 Memorial to pay our respect to the city, the victims and their families before we visit the rest of city,” I told our 11 year old granddaughter, Kaily, earlier this month. Our hotel was near Time Square. We walked …

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Hi, my name is Susan

And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40 (NRSV) It looked like my husband and I were going to have all three seats to ourselves when at the …

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Truth or Consequences

ACK!!!! (That is me screaming!) Well, not literally. I have taken a job that requires me to go back to "school"! I am taking an online medical coding course. It is so tedious and very fast paced. This is actually my break from studying (on Labor Day---catch the irony!?)!! I am an RN, moving into …

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What makes YOU SMILE?

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss Memories. I love to look at old photos. As I look at them I am transported right back to that moment. Pictures of my kids when they were young, my parents when they were alive, when Wade and I were dating, and the …

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In Flight Alarm

In 1929 Delta Airline’s slogan was Speed, Comfort and Safety. In 2010 it was Keep Climbing. The other day I was hoping the slogan was Safe Landings when in flight I heard an alarm go off. We were about 15 minutes before landing at LAX when the alarm sounded. One of the flight attendants excitedly …

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Minor Inflight Injury Spells Compassion

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Long plane rides are not fun, especially in coach! Long plane rides in coach are even less fun …

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Follow God’s Path

Atlanta airport TSA security. Need I say more? This can be an arduous process even for the most seasoned traveler, unless you are fortunate enough to qualify for the TSA Pre-check line. After I had gone through security I headed for the escalator. Security for me had been rather easy since I qualify for the …

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