Thoughts from a TV Show about Divorce, Grace and Frankie. I Wish You Joy!

I find myself relating to Grace and Frankie in many ways.  I was nearly in my 60’s and my husband of 37 years just decided to up and leave with no warning to me.  It was a bit like that for Grace and Frankie too.  I am going to watch the series and pull out […]

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Morning Motivation: I Will Sing in the Morning

    “I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love;  for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalms 59:16 New International Version Oh, how I loved to sing.  I remember as a little girl my parents, and I were at the home of family friends. […]

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Morning Motivation, The Serenity Prayer

The author of this prayer was Reinhold Niebuhr.  The prayer was widely used in sermons in the 1930’s and 40’s and was first published in 1951. The Serenity Prayer was spoken a lot in my family.  I can still hear my mom quoting this prayer.  I can’t recall when she began reciting the words.  It […]

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Morning Motivation “Small Things Matter” A Short Video. Happy New Year!

Check out this video that I found on YouTube-“Small Things Matter” As I watched this short video, it was easy to see that no words need to be spoken to show God’s love to others.  Sometimes we think that to share God’s love it has to be communicated through a tremendous gesture that reaches a […]

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Morning Motivation Inspired by Matthew West “Mended”

Click here for a link to the video.    I love love love this song by Matthew West.  I can listen to it over and over and feel like God is speaking to me.  Matthew is telling us that even when we see ourselves as damaged and we see no possibility of repair that God […]

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The Amazing Power of Forgiveness by Rick Warren. My Thoughts on the sermon Part 2

This is part 2 of my two part blog post from a sermon by Rick Warren. “The Amazing Power of Forgiveness.” You can listen to his sermon here… The Amazing Power of Forgiveness “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans […]

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Stress Relief When Going Through Divorce: Let’s Try Prayer

I am now about five years removed from the time my husband decided to leave without any attempt to heal whatever he thought was wrong and without any expressed warning to me.  He had made up his mind to leave, and that is what he did. Needless to say separation and divorce tend to lead […]

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Morning Motivation;Sharing God’s Grace and Mercy

I am reading several devotionals at one time.  Not that I am consistent in my reading of any of them, but  I  attempt to read a few pages daily to try to find God’s will for me.  One of my favorites is “Glimpses of God’s Grace”  by Anita Donahue. Anita speaks of stepping out on […]

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Morning Motivation: A Lesson from the Movie “The Help”

I have just recently finished the book “The Help”  When I found out there was a movie I could not wait to see it. There were many times during the movie I found myself angry at the injustice and other times touched by the tenderness. The love in the quote repeatedly spoken by Abilene to […]

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Morning Motivation: Even the Damaged Produce Good Fruit

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Have you ever really looked at an apple tree?  I […]

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