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When the remote doesn’t work

So my 1 year old grandson has this thing about the TV remote. I mean, that’s his favorite thing to play with when he comes over. I used to let him play with it until he changed some settings and we couldn’t get it changed back for a day or so. Yes, we are probably […]

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When we mess up…

I’ve been reminiscing quite a bit lately. It’s amazing how God can use your life experiences to teach you a lesson for today. When I was in high school, more precisely — my senior year, several of my best girlfriends asked me to go with them to Florida on spring break. Of course I said […]

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Hopelessness

To my friends who are feeling lonely. I get it. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many people are around you, you still feel like you’re alone. In your thoughts. In your decisions. In your world. In your battle. You don’t think there’s anyone out there you can talk to, but you’re wrong. Please, don’t let […]

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Looking for Change?

There’s two lessons I’ve recently learned that are so good, I had to share. I recently read the following in a devotion through YouVersion. It’s called, “Reset Your Mind, Overhauling Toxic Thoughts.” Here are the words that struck my heartstrings…. “Maybe you’re still focused on the broken and damaged thoughts you’ve been thinking for years. […]

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Are you riding on a coattail?

When I was in the 6th grade, I had to give my first oral presentation. I was extremely nervous about getting in front of my peers, especially since I wasn’t prepared. We had a choice to do a report on a book or a movie — then tell the class about the highlights. The purpose […]

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Mary

It’s been awhile since I’ve even had a desire to write. Even though writing has been a huge outlet for me for the last 7 years, I recently haven’t been able to write a single word. If you choose to express your thoughts this way instead of using your voice in some way, then you […]

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Do you want a trophy or do you want the truth?

Don’t you just love it when you hear a conversation that doesn’t involve you, but it stays with you for a long time?  There were three eleven(ish) year old boys who were having  swimming races across the pool. One of the boys would pretty much throw a fit every time because he never won. Before their last […]

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Do Unto Others

I just got my nails done. If you have nails like mine, the type that are thin and never grow, then you get why I am willing to pay for acrylic nails. I went to the same place I’ve gone to since we’ve lived in Florida. I was seated at the first seat – closest to […]

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The Word

Many years ago, two of our three sons were in a heated argument. Sometimes we would just let them work it out without intervening, but this time we heard language that we didn’t allow, so we brought them into a room where they were told to sit. Because we weren’t sure which one said ‘the […]

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Are You Prepared?

Someone I follow on Instagram recently shared this quote: “You only live once? False. You live everyday. You only die once.” Pretty powerful truth right there. Does that truth change your perspective about life – or death? Does the reality hit you that one day you will run out of second and third chances to […]

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