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My #OneWord for 2018

I love choosing ONE WORD to narrow my focus for the year. Sheila at BookJourney.net offers a space for us to share our ONE WORDS each year. I chose ONE WORD in 2015 and 2016, but never landed on one for last year. I missed having that focus last year and was determined to find one this…
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Joyful News for Today

“DON’T BE AFRAID!” HE SAID. “I’LL BRING YOU THE MOST JOYFUL NEWS  EVER ANNOUNCED, AND IT IS FOR EVERYONE!  THE SAVIOR – YES, THE MESSIAH, THE LORD –  HAS BEEN BORN TONIGHT IN BETHLEHEM!” Luke 2:10, 11 TLB May you find time to reflect and rejoice in the birth of our Savior.  May you spend time thinking…
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Children’s Book Review: Benjamin Franklin’s Wise Words By K.M. Kostyal

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S WISE WORDS How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends By: K.M. Kostyal Illustrated by: Fred Harper Published: January 24, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Kids Non-Fiction Even though this book of quotes, wisdom, and life lessons from Benjamin Franklin is written for upper elementary to middle-school-aged kids, adults will love it…
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Enjoy the Beauty of Your Day

We have been fortunate to have one of our most beautiful Octobers that I can remember in awhile. The weather has been warm and sunny and hardly any rain and cold to speak of until yesterday.  October is my favorite month of the year. I love watching the changing of the leaves and the crispness…
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My One Word for 2016

Last year, I chose One Word that was my focus for 2015. I wrote it down in places that I would see it every day. When I had decisions to make I reflected on my One Word and whether my decision would affect what I wanted to achieve. Last year’s One Word was “Balance”. I…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Time

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days. Zig Ziglar Zig Ziglar is a well-known and respected speaker and author. Even though he has been gone for 3 years, his words and knowledge still live on. I’m spending my time over the next couple weeks focusing on my…
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Life is Not a Race…

Many of you know that I’m a mom with three active kids. I’m also a devoted wife who likes to take spontaneous lunch dates with her husband. I am also a substitute teacher that recently has been more full-time than part-time. I’m a community volunteer who just finished a huge campaign to purchase new band…
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Inspiration for Today – 43 is Beautiful

Today I’m celebrating turning 43.  I’ll be spending the morning baking cakes with my daughter for a fundraiser tomorrow. Then my afternoon and evening will be spent cheering on our Marching Bobcats in a marching band competition. It sounds like a perfect day to me! My daughter and I in Teton Village, Wyoming I saw…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Unplug

Everyone needs to unplug from work,  from responsibilities, and from the internet for a time.  It’s healthy, rejuvenating, and refreshing.   This is exactly what I will be doing for the next few weeks.  Unplugging and enjoying life!  Not that being “plugged in” isn’t enjoyable.  But we all need a break and this is my…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Create Light

It has been awhile since I shared some inspiration to kick off your week. Last week, this quote stuck with me and I wanted to share it with you. Today’s inspiration comes to your from another blogger whom I admire, Dani DiPirro.  She shares positive quotes and inspiration and creates beautiful ways to do it.…
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