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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Morning Motivation-The Path Becomes Straight

I think we all have something in our life that has made our path challenging to navigate. It could be something of our choosing that has gotten us into deep water or something that is done to us such as violence or in my case divorce or just the circumstances of life of which the…

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Morning Motivation-The Water Bowl

Brodie, my dog, loves his water. I don’t know how much he drinks a day, but it seems I can never keep his bowl full. There is a familiar sound to me, that of Brodie lapping the dry water bowl. As soon as I hear this sound, I am up refilling his bowl. If I…

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Morning Motivation:Walk By the Spirit

This week I listened to a sermon by Curtis Andrusko who was speaking at The Summit Church.  It was about the Fruit of the Spirit.  This is how I interpreted his message… I guess there is a way to define us and our walk with or without Christ.  We can be directed by our faith…

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Morning Motivation “God is There” Scriptures and a Poem

But 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. Psalm 59:16 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning,  I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 When There Seems to be…

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