The Beginning-“Fearless”

My series is called “The Beginning”.  It is a look back on thoughts, feelings, and events that shaped the early days of my unwanted separation and pending divorce.  This was taken from an old blog post I wrote during the early painful days. ******************************************************************************************************** The Beginning I am reading a book by Max Lucado, it…

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My Thoughts on a Divorce Article “Why Falling Out of Love Never Justifies Divorce”

Click the link below to read the article by John Piper Why Falling Out of Love Never Justifies Divorce The author of the article believes that people will fall in and out of love numerous times during their marriage.  He says that staying in a marriage is about commitment and promise-keeping, being a person of…

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Monthly Motivation-Jesus Prayed for Us John 17:20

I know God loves us.  I know he cares about us.  But I never realized that Jesus prayed for us.  He did.  He prayed for us in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Here are a couple of versions from John 17:20. “Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that…

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Monthly Motivation “Wait on the Lord”

(At the bottom of the page is an affiliate link to my book.  To check it out just click on the photo:-) I will be the first to admit that it is not always easy to wait on the Lord.  If we love God and trust Him, then wait we must.  We wait because we…

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Happy New Year 2020

I chose this verse for New Year’s Day because it speaks of “future” and “hope.”  Not only a future and a hope but a blessing wherein God says he plans to prosper and not harm us.  Happy Day!  Life is going to be a piece of cake from now on. I am going to have…

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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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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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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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Morning Motivation The Highwaymen”One Turn on the Trail”

I was watching a movie called The HighwayMen a couple of weeks ago.  It is a very good movie about 2 Highwaymen on the search of Bonnie and Clyde.  One quote stood out to me in the movie and it contained the words “one turn on the trail”.  As this phrase was used I interpreted…

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