Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

God’s Word Says it All

Just think how different our world would be if we all made the effort to live out this: ” Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving […]

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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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why?

When you hear the word Florida,  you probably think about beaches, vacations, getting a tan, or visiting Disney. That is – until now.  Now we add a deadly shooting to the forefront of our thoughts – where 17 people died. Because of my faith, the first thing I do with any situation is pray. When I […]

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It Ain’t Happening

For years I’ve had the same thing for breakfast. Can you relate?  It started right before my freshman year in college and continued on until this week. What I’m saying is that I’ve had about thirty-nine years worth of cinnamon flavored Pop-tarts! Isn’t that crazy? (Don’t knock ‘em until you’ve tried them!) Another thing I […]

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Power in Prayer

I’ve been reading a book about the power of prayer. It’s called  The Power of a Praying Woman, by Stormie Omartian. I’m pretty sure I’ve read this before, but the timing seems to be better for me this time around. She talks about those times when you have to do something that you don’t want to […]

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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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Truth Is Not a Feeling

I can’t believe how bad the flu is this year. After listening to the news and seeing numerous posts on Fb from friends about how horrible they are feeling because of a horrible cough, the fever, and  the feeling that they’re going to die – makes me want to stay home until it’s all over. […]

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Why I Walk

Several years ago I had knee surgery. Nothing major, but I quickly realized that I needed to do something to stretch it and strengthen it – so I started walking. First, I made it to the end of our neighborhood. That was a mile. It felt so good when there was improvement so  I continued […]

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Amazing Grace

I just finished reading Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers. This is the first time in my life that I’ve read a book (other than the Bible)  that’s more than 400 pages. A friend recommended it. Loaned it. And I could hardly put it down – especially when I reached the last 200 pages. If you […]

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This Christmas

I recently read a friend’s post that explained why he celebrated Christmas. I love his heart. I also love seeing and hearing about Christmas programs, family traditions, kids sitting on Santa’s lap for the first time, and how Elf on the Shelf is getting into trouble. So much fun. I admit – I can’t wait […]

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