Spiritual/Life-changing Lessons Category

Looking for Change?

There’s two lessons I’ve recently learned that are so good, I had to share. I recently read the following in a devotion through YouVersion. It’s called, “Reset Your Mind, Overhauling Toxic Thoughts.” Here are the words that struck my heartstrings…. “Maybe you’re still focused on the broken and damaged thoughts you’ve been thinking for years. […]

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My First Love

Many years ago, when I was in elementary school, I noticed someone was interested in me. I know this sounds young, but it’s true. He didn’t tell me directly, however, he sent a message of interest through other people. He became my secret close friend. He was someone I could pour my heart into without […]

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Lessons in the Wilderness

What is the wilderness, anyway? Some describe it as a period of time when God reveals our unGodly desires so that we will intentionally place Him above the things of this world. I guess you could say it is like a training period for whatever is coming next in life. No matter what, prayerfully, we […]

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Resurrected Hope

Christmas 2020. The familiar: Cold temps – 10 degrees, a dusting of snow, Hallmark movies, Christmas cards, phone calls, and gifts. And what was missing? No in-person worship services (at our church), no big family gatherings, or time spent with many family and/or friends, and for the most part — no traveling. For some — […]

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Why I blog

If you blog, you most likely have read articles (at least one) that had helpful hints that would hopefully make your blog more appealing. The ones I have read emphasized the importance of knowing what audience you’re trying to reach. After reading one author’s suggestions, I questioned my purpose — mainly why I share it […]

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Living a Christian Life 101

The Lord sure knows exactly how to teach us life lessons in mysterious ways. I’m not quite sure why I often expect Him to get straight to the point with all my questions along life’s way. Perhaps it’s because of the world we live in where we can get a quick answer by Googling it […]

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Smell this

Although I didn’t have a difficult time falling asleep last night, I sure woke up several times throughout the night and my brain would NOT rest. There’s a lot going on in the world and my personal life right now, however, all of that didn’t consume my thoughts this time. I am an IA in […]

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Open the door

It’s Halloween. Most people think about decorating, dressing up, handing out candy, and parties. Some of those things come to my mind, however, losing my mom will always be right there at the top. Twenty-five years ago, I received a call from my dad. I vividly remember how he struggled to talk as he shared […]

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When your heartstrings get snagged

If you are a grandparent or a parent, you will be able to relate to the emotions that are tied to this story. Actually, MOST people will be able to relate because of life experiences. My granddaughter, Natalie, recently started preschool. She FaceTimed us last week to tell us she had just completed day 1. […]

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I love you, dad. For eternity.

Beyond the grave. I did something out of the ordinary today – I visited my dad’s grave. He’s been gone now for eighteen years, and I still seek the comfort I need by reliving all of my favorite memories. I know it’s a personal choice, but for me, I would much rather focus on what […]

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