My Story My Divorce God’s Promise The Beginning….

  Click here to order my book….thanks:-) As a pastor’s wife, KathieyV witnesses the ups and downs of every type of relationship over the years as she partners with her husband while he serves the church community. But one day—out of the blue—her husband of thirty-seven years breaks his vows and leaves her. The despair…

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Monthly Motivation-“The Christmas Wreath” in loving memory of my Brother Bruce

I love Christmas.  What a fun and beautiful time of year. Sometimes I wonder about the origins of our many holiday traditions.  Just what does the wreath we hang every year symbolize? I consulted Google came up with this quote…… “The circle of a Christmas wreath is a never-ending ring, a reminder of the  everlasting…

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Divorce In The Media, The Divorce Trip

  I get all types of divorce info from various sites.  When I came across this video from the Jimmy Kimmel Show, I had to share it with you. Let’s listen to this woman’s story and compare it to our own. She was married for 48 hours and was two days into her honeymoon when…

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Monthly Motivation “He Comes Alongside Us” (This was written in 2015)

On Sunday morning, I like to sit down indian style on the couch with my computer in my lap and a cup of coffee in my hand and listen to an online sermon.  This week I decided to listen to a sermon on the Summit Church website.  The scripture for the sermon was found in John…

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“The Beginning” Written in 2013,”A Letter to My Soon To Be Ex that I Wrote When I Found Out He Was Leaving”

To say I was shocked and deeply hurt and angry does not begin to sum up the flood of emotions I felt that night.  Shocked and deeply hurt that he would do this to our family.  Angry on so many levels at the unnecessary pain this would cause everyone. I found out on June 4…

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Need Stress Relief? Try Reading.

Here is a quote in regard to reading and stress relief that I found online….. “Reading worked best, outshining other stress-reduction techniques like listening to music, taking a walk or having a cup of tea. Stress levels declined by 68 percent after participants read for just six minutes, leading Lewis to say, “Losing yourself in…

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“As I Understand It” New Car, Insurance and Tags Oh My!

Many of us who have been married for decades don’t understand the art of car buying.   When I was married my husband bartered for the new car, arranged the needed insurance and necessary tags. All things car-related just seemed to come naturally to him and so he just did it.  Now being on my own…

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“The Joy” Finding Joy Even in the Pain in September.

The Joy My Joy in September, as seen in my photos. Happy Birthday, Maggie! Off on an adventure… A precious little one on the way.  I can’t wait to hold you:-) Sweet Brodie Music on the lawn. What fun! Hiking with a Meetup Group There was a lot of joy to be found in September.…

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My Thoughts on a Divorce Article-“Divorce Tips We Think Will Help”

For this month, “My Thoughts on a Divorce Article,” I thought I would read “Divorce Tips We Think Will Help” that I found on site called Divorced Girl Smiling. In this article, she lists 17 tips to help you get through a divorce. I will focus on three tips and how they related to my life…

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Monthly Motivation:Layers, Tasting the Good and the Bad.

I have been reading a unique book, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender. I found the premise of the book to be fascinating. The main character in this book has a gift. Her gift is the ability to taste feelings and emotions in the food that someone prepares for her. She can…

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The Journey-Life Lessons From A Territorial Goose

Brodie and I were on our morning walk when we saw a foreboding character in the distance. His head held high not only with confidence but conviction. He would stand his ground, and we knew it. Yes, it was a territorial goose. I have encountered them on many occasions, but this one looked particularly determined.…

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