Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

Smell this

Although I didn’t have a difficult time falling asleep last night, I sure woke up several times throughout the night and my brain would NOT rest. There’s a lot going on in the world and my personal life right now, however, all of that didn’t consume my thoughts this time. I am an IA in […]

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Open the door

It’s Halloween. Most people think about decorating, dressing up, handing out candy, and parties. Some of those things come to my mind, however, losing my mom will always be right there at the top. Twenty-five years ago, I received a call from my dad. I vividly remember how he struggled to talk as he shared […]

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When your heartstrings get snagged

If you are a grandparent or a parent, you will be able to relate to the emotions that are tied to this story. Actually, MOST people will be able to relate because of life experiences. My granddaughter, Natalie, recently started preschool. She FaceTimed us last week to tell us she had just completed day 1. […]

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I love you, dad. For eternity.

Beyond the grave. I did something out of the ordinary today – I visited my dad’s grave. He’s been gone now for eighteen years, and I still seek the comfort I need by reliving all of my favorite memories. I know it’s a personal choice, but for me, I would much rather focus on what […]

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Change

I always love it when I see that first leaf that reveals summer is coming to an end. Most of the leaves are still green, and then before you know it most of them have changed. There’s nothing like stumbling upon a rainbow of colors scattered around a tree. For me, this season is magical […]

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Heaven

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:4

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Goals

I remember watching my three sons shoot hoops almost every day when they were growing up. Often times I would catch one of them outside alone, aiming for the net – over and over. Our oldest loved going for the 3 pointers. One son loved to take on the challenge of dribbling past a sibling […]

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I will follow Him

“Why are you afraid? How is it that you have no faith?” ~ Mark 4:40

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Dispute Resolution

The first time I heard about dispute resolution was way back when my son was in law school. Here’s the definition via Google: “Dispute resolution is the process of resolving disputes between parties. The term dispute resolution is sometimes used interchangeably with conflict resolution, although conflicts are generally more deep-rooted and lengthy than disputes.” Google’s […]

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Endurance

Romans 5:3-4 “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Pain and suffering. What […]

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