Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

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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Here’s Your Sign

I read a friend’s post the other day that said he was thankful  for all the things that didn’t go right (or that were difficult) in his life, because it was those times that shaped him into the person he is today. I think this friend is one smart cookie. It’s amazing how God can […]

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Love Hurts

Have you ever taken the time to go back and reread some of the things you have written – say from a year or two ago? If you don’t blog, perhaps you journal. Let me tell you, it is well worth your time. When I was going through some files today, I discovered 2 particular experiences that […]

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Things Will be Fine – Just in Time

When I was walking in the  park the other day, I kept searching for that perfect  tree. You know, the one with the most vibrant, colorful leaves  – one that would truly make a statement of how beautiful an Indiana fall can be. I saw one that was filled with bright yellow leaves, and then […]

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Don’t be Fooled

Recently heard a story about a family that is basically falling apart. No,  more like being ripped apart.  I know…I know…this could be YOUR family, but in this case – it’s not.  FYI – It doesn’t involve any of my friends.  It broke my heart as I sat and listened to how it all began […]

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Do I Know You?

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many […]

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Life isn’t Picture Pefect

Just got home from a trip to Minnesota late last night. Long drive – short visit, but I’m grateful for it. Sitting here thinking….Isn’t it funny how you get in your mind what your expectations are for something – including a weekend? I had in MY mind what would make for a pleasant, memorable trip, […]

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“IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS….” then you’ll find happiness

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6   Went to visit two senior saints yesterday afternoon –  a husband and a wife who have been married more than  70 years. […]

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I See – You’re Invisible

Recently clicked on a link on a friend’s Facebook page to listen to a speaker give a message about feeling invisible. The video was titled “The Invisible Woman: Inspiring Motivational Speech about Women.” The ironic thing was, I couldn’t find the speaker’s name anywhere! Although the audio was difficult to hear, you could still get […]

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Don’t Worry About Tomorrow – He’s Got It.

Yesterday – late afternoon, I drove to a nearby town to run a couple errands. My first stop took longer than I anticipated, and I still needed to go grocery shopping. I pulled into the parking lot of Meijer, and just sat there with the car running. I was sick Thursday and Friday, and I […]

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