Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

Rise Above

Yesterday was quite the day. It was cold. The wind made you shiver. On top of that, it was snowing – on a spring day. And on top of THAT – it was one of those days…. I was heading to the store, and as I turned the corner off of the bridge – the […]

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Why Justify?

I was making my routine trip to McDonald’s the other morning when it dawned on me that I didn’t eat breakfast before I left the house. Rather than placing my normal order  –  a diet coke, I added a cinnamon melt, also. I pulled on through and then pulled into a parking place so that […]

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Never Give Up

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 This morning, one of our lay pastors preached.  When I heard that our minister was gone, I admit that I was a little bummed.  When […]

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Because He Lives….

Haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed, but life is good. Learned an important lesson through an experience at preschool. God continues to amaze me how he uses children to teach me so much! Hopefully what I share will encourage someone else. One day last week, one of my more serious students was […]

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Do you Love me?

Have you ever been so exhausted because of a challenge – to the point that you just wanted to throw your hands up and say, “OK! I GIVE UP?!” I’ve had several challenges lately that have really taken the wind out of my sail, but this afternoon – something really got my attention. When I […]

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Did You Know?

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.  Philippians 4:7 You hear the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul” being sung by many church congregations everywhere.  I will never forget when a friend mentioned that many people missed the blessing of knowing the […]

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I Heard a Voice…

This is going to sound like the negative story that never ends, but it does have a good ending. On our way to church Sunday morning, it was snowing – again. It was one of those times that we should’ve left earlier, but the men in my family take SO LONG to get ready in […]

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What is Your Hobby?

  I used to hate it when I got to the section on a job application where you listed your hobbies. I would often wonder if it would be appropriate to list Zumba or running. I was a fulltime mom. Who had time to do anything else?! I was so excited when I realized this […]

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Love Lifted Me

When one of my students walked into the classroom the other day, my first thought was – WOW!  This kid has grown!  When he heard me mention how big he was getting, he looked down at the floor and said that his grandma didn’t want him to get any bigger. My  heart immediately melted and […]

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It’s Not About the Bell…

Do you have that ONE thing that you really, really dread doing? Mine is checking emails. I admit that I rarely check them anymore because of all the advertisements that we are bombarded with. Well, during break, I finally broke down and checked the inbox – and I was so grateful that I had. There […]

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