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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp of www.aholyexperience.com Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 20. Finding a new Pandora station to love- Piano music by Yiruma 21. Hearing Canon in D with ocean sounds 22. Lunch with a friend 23. Panera’s Broccoli Cheese Soup 24. Beauty of an Amaryllis on a dreary…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.  Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie, author and lecturer What are you afraid to do? Is there a goal you are hesitant to work on?  Sitting at home or work…
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp at www.aholyexperience.com Continuing my count of One Thousand Gifts, numbering each one. 1000 Gifts 16. Warm blackberry cobbler with ice cream 17. Ending the day with a glass of red wine 18. Forgotten money arriving in the mail 19. Getting dressed up for a night out
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of www.aholyexperience.com Continuing my count of One Thousand Gifts, numbering each one. 1000 Gifts 9. Getting back on the treadmill after holiday eating10. Downton Abbey Season 3 starting11. Watching Patrick play his first middle school basketball game12. Birthdays13. A clean house14. Giggling girls15. Answered prayers
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One Thousand of My Gifts

I have been following Ann Voskamp on Twitter and reading her blog for some time.  Last year I used her Page-A-Day calendar based on her book for my daily encouragement.  Her book, ONE THOUSAND GIFTS has been on my to-read list for at least a year.  (I know you are thinking, why haven’t you read…
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Lessons from Luke

This month I was in charge of the lesson for our church circle.  In preparing, I was looking up verses from Luke that are important to me.  Of course, the Book of Luke is full of verses related to Jesus’ birth.  But there is so much more to Luke…. In Chapter 12 Jesus warns us…
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You’re A Mom!

Do you ever have days when you feel like no one is appreciating you? Do you ever have days where you feel like the laundry, dishes, toys, mail, bills, and errands are going to swallow you up? Well, I do! So, when I am having one of those days, I listen to this song and…
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I’m Not Perfect But HE Is

I am certainly not perfect.  I have flaws, lots of them.  I screw up a lot.  I make mistakes every single day. 1. I hold grudges. 2. I don’t make my husband a priority. 3. I yell at my kids. 4. I don’t have the cleanest house. 5. I have lied. 6. I ignore responsibilities.…
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Reflections on 2011 and Looking Ahead to 2012

Last year I could have done better at some things, yet I followed through on other things.  I completely ignored some items on my list, and yet amazed myself with my effort on others.  I think that sounds about right for most people. Some things I am really proud of from 2011: We chose each of our…
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Thoughts on Sin

Galations 6:1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. I felt the need to write about SIN today.  I remember the first time I learned that in God’s eyes Sin is Sin.  He doesn’t give a heirarchy…
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