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Symbolism of a Blue Jay: Faithful Neighbor and Warrior

I love bird watching! From eagles that soar with their expansive wing span to robins that scour the ground for worms alerting us that spring is near! Birds are fascinating to me. They seem to flutter so effortlessly from branch to branch as they sing the most marvelous songs. They go about their day without a… Continue reading Symbolism of a Blue Jay: Faithful Neighbor and Warrior

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Got Motivation?

Last blog I talked about control and the awful fear associated with the lack of control. Wow! Thanks for the response and encouragement in letting me know I am not alone. This week I've been thinking about how fear, control and motivation all seem to form a sort of triangle. I began to examine areas… Continue reading Got Motivation?

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Opening the Gate To Hope Through Shared Brokenness

What in the world is a tag line? I've been working with a public speaking coach,  Amy Carroll* who said the first thing we need to do is figure out what your tag line is. A tag line is sort of like a brand, you know like "Milk, it does a body good" or "Have it… Continue reading Opening the Gate To Hope Through Shared Brokenness

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There is Healing in Your Tears

Ever had a really good cry then said, "Wow I feel so much better?" When I first surrendered my life to Jesus I found myself crying buckets of tears.  It really bothered me! I was concerned about others seeing me and my weepy mess. One day as I was apologizing to my friend standing beside me at… Continue reading There is Healing in Your Tears

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Childlike Faith Is For Grown Ups

“Catch me Grandma! Catch me!”  My four-year-old granddaughter gleefully called while jumping off the porch into my arms! My heart fell to my stomach as I stretched out my arms praying I would catch her. Her carefree confidence and squeals of joy gave me the strength to reach out and catch her. Over and over… Continue reading Childlike Faith Is For Grown Ups

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Living Among Heroes

Do you remember your first teacher, coach, or boss? In life we come across those who leave their fingerprints on our lives. People who make such an impression you just never forget, you might consider them heroes. Recently Tom, my husband, and I were in the store when I was reminded of how we impact… Continue reading Living Among Heroes

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Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

What’s your favorite season of the year? My favorite is fall, or some say autumn, depends on where you grew up. I appreciate all the seasons, some more than others. Seasons represent change and newness. Seasons also testify to God’s omnipotence. Only an all-powerful God could bring a seemingly dead tree to life again or… Continue reading Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall