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A Little Monday Inspiration

I think what’s important for kids to know is that  your decisions here on earth matter,  your behavior matters,  and how your treat other people matters. Matt Damon, actor and father This is really what parenting is all about.  We try to teach our children to make good choices and treat people with kindness.  Now, in…
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Book Review: Past Tense By Shawn Kilgarlin

PAST TENSE 365 Daily Tools for Putting Stress Behind You – for Good! By:  Shawn Kilgarlin Published:  April 1, 2013 **** In this reader- and consumer-friendly, stress-beating, daily dose of relief book, Shawn Kilgarlin (with help from her husband Ron and crackerjack editor Skip Press) provides solutions to any triggered stress response that may darken…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Taken from JESUS CALLING by Sarah Young: The most persistent choice you face is whether to trust Me or to worry.  You will never run out of things to worry about, but you can choose to trust Me no matter what.  I am a chronic worrier.  I worry about an impending snow storm.  I worry…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Find a way to enjoy parts of every run. Most of your runs should be mostly enjoyable. Jeff Galloway, an American Olympian and lifetime runner I really don’t like running.  I’m not good at it.  I don’t run fast.  But, I get it done a few times a week.  Although, in order to get it…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure. Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. Mary Kay Ash didn’t become the successful and powerful woman she was by sitting around waiting for opportunities to come to her.  She did it by working hard, praising God, and…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Every time I go out there, I win.  Every time I finish the task that I’ve set before myself, I win again. David James Elliott, actor A few months ago, I wrote to our daily newspaper and let them know I would be interested in reviewing books for their Sunday feature.  A couple weeks ago,…
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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. 26. Enjoying extra time at home with Pat and kids due to snow days 27. Hearing great things about our school and teachers 28. Compliments – received and given 29. Quick, easy and delicious supper 30. Laughing 31.…
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Book Review: Becoming the Confident Mom You’ve Always Wanted to Be By Susan Heid

BECOMING THE CONFIDENT MOM YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE 31 Strategies to Improve Your Confidence as a Woman, Mother, and Family Manager. By:  Susan Heid Published:  January 3, 2013 ***** How many times have you felt something is lacking in your family life? You just can’t keep up with the daily demands of managing a…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Do not fear going forward slowly: fear only to stand still. Chinese Proverb I’ve been frustrated with the slow movement of the scale.  I feel like I’ve been eating better and running harder and yet the scale isn’t moving.  This quote spoke to me this morning and maybe it will help you too. Keep moving…
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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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