Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

Kids

Little conversations can sometimes provide the best moments. I was walking a 4 year old student to the school’s cafeteria when she looked up at me and said, “I don’t remember your name.” I smiled and said, “I think you’re just teasing.” She insisted that she was telling the truth. Before I had the chance […]

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What Happens When We Ignore the Pain

I received such a sad message this week that one of my son’s friends died at his workplace. I couldn’t believe it – he was only 34 years young. As of today, the cause isn’t known. Tonight was the viewing, and as soon as I saw his mom we embraced. I sensed that she was […]

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Are you riding on a coattail?

When I was in the 6th grade, I had to give my first oral presentation. I was extremely nervous about getting in front of my peers, especially since I wasn’t prepared. We had a choice to do a report on a book or a movie — then tell the class about the highlights. The purpose […]

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Mary

It’s been awhile since I’ve even had a desire to write. Even though writing has been a huge outlet for me for the last 7 years, I recently haven’t been able to write a single word. If you choose to express your thoughts this way instead of using your voice in some way, then you […]

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When You Hear Your Name

“And let us not get tired of doing what is right for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t get discouraged and give up.” Galatians 6:9 A preschool student was caught making a bad choice in the classroom. The thing is — this wasn’t the first time. Same mistake. […]

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Dreams

Have you ever had a dream that something would happen? Like, you almost become obsessed with it and can’t stop thinking about it? I’ve had several in my lifetime, and it’s pretty amazing when that dream comes true. I love to take pictures. Most of them are of nature or landscape type photos. They’re nothing […]

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Embracing Love

If you’re like me, sometimes you read something that truly resonates with your spirit and you Immediately underline it or highlight it. You might even write a little note next to it with the date. If it’s on the internet, you might tweet it or post it on Facebook. When I was reading my devotions, […]

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New Beginnings

And so a new school year has begun! I don’t know about you but when I was growing up, I always looked forward to this time of year.  I couldn’t wait to get new school supplies and maybe a few new clothes. As I got older, I looked forward to meeting new classmates and new […]

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Pick Me

I have always loved Queen Anne’s Lace and I’ve often wondered how something so beautiful could possibly be a weed. If you’re not familiar with it, you can find it growing along a country road or next to a field. Be sure to look for it. Its unique design reminds me of a snowflake. Recently, […]

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What’s holding you back?

You guys. If you read my previous thoughts about going to the Dominican, I hope you will read this one! I’m back home now, and oh my….. I’m so thankful I didn’t let fear stop me from going on this mission trip. Every single bad thing I thought might happen….didn’t. What I thought would be […]

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