Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

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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Love Through the Eyes of a Child…

I volunteered to watch a friend’s 3rd grade twins for a few hours this afternoon. I have to admit that I was a little nervous at first ONLY because it had been YEARS since my 3 sons were that age, so I was somewhat rusty. Let me tell you what, those 3 hours were packed with fun! We had […]

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What Makes You Happy?

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Romans 15:13 Soon it will be a new year. What does that mean to you? For many people it seems to spark incredible […]

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Unforgettable – That’s What You Are

Have you ever experienced a moment that you KNOW you’ll never forget? This is mine… This time last year, I was Christmas shopping in a mall that was packed with people. Although I was a bit frazzled, I tried to stay focused and moved forward through so many people who were either standing, talking, looking and walking in so many different directions. […]

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Don’t Mess With Me

Made a blueberry coffee cake the other  night at the request of one of my sons.  It had been a while since I made one, so I made sure that I followed the directions ‘to the T’. When I pulled it out of the oven, it seriously looked and smelled like the most delicious thing […]

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Thankful for Healing

Went to visit my brother today. Our day wasn’t your typical Thanksgiving get-together, but it was a true blessing in many ways. Guess that’s all that matters.  Rather than cooking all morning and trying to figure out how to keep everything in one piece after an hour-long drive,  we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving at Applebee’s – […]

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