The Truth About My Mom-In-Law

The strengths of my mother-in-law stand out so clearly for me. She has been a wonderful example of being strong, courageous and faithful.                     Sensitive Traditional Righteous Observant Noteworthy Gentle   Concise Outspoken Unrelenting Respectable Amazing Giving Encouraging Overjoyed Unique Smart   Fabulous Ardent Intuitive Thoughtful […]

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My Mom Is One Of A Kind

The things I learned from my mom are perseverance, strength, wisdom and loyalty.       My mom is: Practical Economically minded Resourceful Supportive Effective Valuable Excellent Rational Authentic Needed Courteous Encouraging   Strong-willed Tenacious Realistic Engaging Necessary Generous Thoughtful Humorous   Wise Intentional Selfless Daring Outgoing Magnanimous   Logical Original Yielded to God Ambitious […]

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Before and After: A Matter of Perspective

            It’s been 2 months since my dad’s passing, wow, to the day. My timing isn’t planned, just lucky coincidence. This picture accurately represents something unexpected for me. My dad is smiling here. He was happy because my husband was able to visit him. When my dad was alive, it […]

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United We Stand

God has sure been stirring up a lot of things in my heart and thoughts lately. One of the recurring issues I deal with is that I am still missing out on a father figure for my life. I understand that Scripture teaches us that God is our Heavenly Father, and He has never disappointed […]

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Love Is Tough

Our American culture has adopted this practice of Tough Love when we see others doing stuff we don’t like. I can see how this has been helpful in some situations. Some people are hurtful towards others, and destructive forces for themselves and others. Sometimes we need some kind of kick in the pants to wake […]

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“Don’t Apologize”

I’ve spent most of my lifetime apologizing for who I was and who I am, for simply being here, maybe in someone’s way, or saying something that might have given the wrong impression or just didn’t get my point across. I’ve apologized and been completely introspective, believing something was wrong with me, because someone was […]

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Being Falsely Accused

“‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” (Deut 5:20 ) Don’t take hold of a misunderstanding, giving it no opportunity to be resolved or cleared up, and instead tell others about it as if it were the truth. Misunderstandings happen.  I have often hoped for grace from others when I have either misunderstood […]

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How Have You Grown?

I was inspired to write this by this blog: http://thingstoadore.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/and-before-you-know-it/ There is nothing like becoming a mom and being responsible for the lives of our little ones who are so vulnerable and completely dependent on us, to make us both grow, and grow up. I became a mom at 29. I had almost 3 decades […]

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Who Controls Your Time?

This is painfully honest, but it’s “real”. There are some days when I have a heightened sense of awareness concerning how very little control and input I have in my daily life’s circumstances. I am writing this as I sit in our one vehicle waiting for my husband to finish something he’s volunteered to do […]

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