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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If it Ain’t Ticks, It’s Fleas

Have you ever felt like if it isn't one thing it's another? My girlfriend loves to say, "If it ain't ticks, it's fleas!" In other words, it's the small stuff that sometimes get us down. Just those annoying little things that seem to pile up. An ache here, a pair of shoes in the living …

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Walking thru the fire

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  (Isaiah 43:2) As we get older we find more and more of our …

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We are part of the solution

This afternoon I sat back in my recliner, put my feet up and opened Facebook. Looking for something sweet and cute to view...perhaps another animal video, a yummy recipe, or someone's vacation pictures. Instead I read a friend's FB post about a person she follows on Twitter who lives in the UK. He had just …

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Cinderella

Cinderella...   Cinderella is one of my favorite movies...whether it is a cartoon or with actors and actresses...or both.   It really has a beautiful message. And NO it is not the message that marriage leads to happily ever after, although that is true in my case.   What I like is the message of …

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A Slice of Heaven

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin Hmmm...I think those who are being battered AGAIN by the snow and ice would disagree with John Ruskin!! Much of the United States is currently …

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Are you drifting?

There once was a large oak tree that stood beside a riverbed. During the summer families flocked to the area to enjoy the sun and cool water. Many would arrive early to try to be the first ones to save a place under this tree. The great limbs provided shade for the families as they …

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The Heart of Recovery ~ Part 5

Part 5 and Conclusion of a series called The Heart of Recovery. HEART In my 4 previous posts I explored the role we play when we have an ADULT addict in our family circle. Using the word HEART as an acrostic I began with “H”. H – HOLD onto your addiction to their addiction no …

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