Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

Be an Overcomer

I talked with two friends this weekend about how different things were in the schools these days. I’ve heard such disheartening stories from many teachers from all over. It’s almost unbelievable to see how the expectations, guidelines, rules, evaluations and curriculums have all drastically changed over the years. I think we all strive for improvement, […]

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It Only Took a Whisper

Do you have a favorite author or blogger? If so, have you ever wondered exactly what makes this person stand out?  Mine is Lysa Terkeurst. Why? Because I can relate to her.  I love how she is so open about her imperfections, and I appreciate that she shares how God has revealed those to her […]

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How’s Your Heart?

One of the many lessons that I learned on my mission trip to Costa Rica was this: When you take the time to encourage someone – either through prayer, a kind deed or word, your time, or with words of praise – it not only makes a difference in THAT person’s life – it changes […]

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Potter’s Bridge in Noblesville, Indiana. I made a quick stop today to take pictures of my favorite walking trails after the snow had finally slowed down. It’s always so beautiful, peaceful, and extremely quiet as you walk on the powdery snow. One of my favorite things to do. After taking picture after picture, I finally […]

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Just Do It!

Last week, I was visiting with my 47 year-old brother. He is mentally challenged, but is able to work part-time. He cleans bathrooms at a rest stop, and holds up a sign to bring customers in for a local barbershop. You definitely won’t find these two jobs listed in the top 10 most wanted occupations […]

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Straight from a Child’s Heart…

I am so blessed to have a job I love – I teach preschool. For many years I have worked with children – in one way or another. I watched teachers’ children after school, raised 3 sons, taught Sunday school and junior church, assisted in a kindergarten class, and now teach at a private preschool. […]

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He Knows Your Heart

I have to confess that recently…..Christmas music of any kind has made me sad. Because of that, I dreaded going to church last Sunday. I KNEW what was coming – something that my husband absolutely loves – Christmas Carols. Like, I’m probably the only one on this planet who feels this way, but it’s true. […]

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Don’t be Trapped by Bitterness

Daily Prompt: Forgive and Forget? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/prompt-forgive/ Personally, I don’t find it a challenge to forgive, and I choose to remember.   After being in the ministry for many years, I’ve had a handful of people – primarily acquaintances, who asked me to forgive them because of inappropriate things that were said in front of me, […]

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Take One Step at a Time

Recently went to a viewing for an acquaintance we had known for many years. As I shook hands and hugged family members, I noticed out of the corner of my eye that his elderly parents were sitting in the first pew – looking at us as we headed their way.  It was only for a […]

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Blue isn’t My Favorite Color Anymore

As I was backing out of my driveway this evening, I attempted to use my backup camera to make sure the way was clear. Unfortunately, the camera was covered with ice,  so my view was pretty distorted.   My dad taught me many years ago that  ‘you can never be too careful!’, so I made sure […]

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