Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

34 Years and Counting

Tomorrow is our 34th wedding anniversary. Where has the time gone? The last few anniversaries, I have put my thoughts into written form. I guess you could say it has become something I look forward to doing. The first time I shared something, my thoughts were focused on our wedding and some of the heartache […]

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You better believe it

God’s Love never fails.   Don’t get that confused with lust. With worldly desires. With earthly treasures. With dreams. I’m talking about the real deal. Something that never ends. I’m talking about God. The creator. If you don’t know him, you won’t understand. If you want to see for yourself, don’t  just read about it […]

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When You Lose the Wh…….. y

What helps you to understand  your purpose – moments that make you realize why you are here? Compliments on a job well done Being noticed Completing a list Starting a list  Change Being put in charge Being told that you’re needed Being told you’re loved When you’re encouraged to do something – like writing a […]

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What Season Are You In?

  “ Be ready in season and out of season.” ~ 2 Timothy 4:2 Isn’t it funny how sometimes when you read something, you find yourself having  to reread it (maybe more than once) because the words just don’t soak in? Then there are those times when you pick up something to read and you’re totally […]

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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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