Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

To Serve or Not to Serve – That is the Question

  How often do we make up excuses when asked for help? Sometimes we don’t even give it a second thought because we love that person and jump at the opportunity – even though it’s something we don’t want to do. What about those people/groups/ministries we don’t know? Sometimes  we say no – maybe because […]

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The Truth about Truth

There’s something powerful about the truth. I find it ironic that we all demand it –  and yet we often turn our backs to it or find ourselves r u n n i n g   from it. No doubt about it – truth changes things. It changed me. So if truth is such a good thing, […]

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Good Friday

There’s something special about receiving a compliment, having your meal paid for, or receiving a gift when you weren’t expecting it. It’s like you’ve  won the lottery when someone allows you to be the next one in line at the crowded grocery store – especially when you know they were standing there first. All those […]

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Who are you cheering for?

I love basketball. Most of my friends could tell you that I do and that IU has always been my favorite. Why IU? Most likely because my dad was a huge fan. I remember him sitting in his chair that was near the  TV – watching and analyzing the game. He was a devoted fan – even when […]

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Why I Write

If you write, what happened in your life that inspired you to share your feelings?  Do you know? Some of you like to journal, write letters (remember those?), blog, write books, or keep it short and simply comment on a newsfeed or social media. I started to write my thoughts down when my mom passed away – […]

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Love, From Sydney

A few years ago, I had an  a-ha  moment. It was a funny, frustrating, and  humbling experience. We had THE sweetest yellow lab. Unfortunately, her health took a downward spin when she was around seven and we almost lost her on  Thanksgiving. We learned the next day that she was diabetic. Lets just say I […]

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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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