My Thoughts on a Divorce Article- “When Grandparents Divorce Everyone Hurts”

  When Grandparents Divorce Everyone Hurts by D. Scott Sibley-Institute For Family Studies I remember how concerned I was when my husband decided to leave me not only concerned about the impact it would have on me but also the effect it would have on our children and grandchildren.  When this happened, I was most […]

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My Story My Divorce-The Beginning, The Separation Agreement

I remember the day my husband of 37 years handed me the separation agreement that he and his attorney had produced for me to sign.  At that time I was still trying to trust him because he told me I could, hoping that he had my best interest at heart.  Foolish? Yes!  Naive? Yes!  Stupid? […]

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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: God’s Power Works in Our Weakness

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT “God wants His grace to be completed in your weakness. You never really experience the grace unless […]

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Morning Motivation-God’s Pottery Has Layers

The Potter and the Clay This is the message that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Jeremiah, go down to the potter’s house. I will give you my message there.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house and saw him working with clay at the wheel. 4 He was making a pot […]

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Morning Motivation-Hebrews 12:1-3

Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus,the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the […]

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Morning Motivation,”How Can I Survive the Pain of Divorce?” Jason Gray

Take a minute to watch this short video by Jason Gray.  He shares his thoughts on divorce and that we can “rise” after the trauma of this life-changing event. “The initiative against despair is to rise and do the next thing”. Oswald Chambers   We may not understand why some things happen in our lives. […]

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The Journey-Hold Tightly to Your Faith

I remember an excruciating time in my life when my parents were sick, and death was very close. During those times I had a bible verse that I constantly repeated, “Be still and know that I am God”. To me, these words were reassuring me that God is in control and I could put all […]

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Morning Motivation-God is with us in all things. Joshua 1:9

I am always looking for quotes.  Quotes from famous people, from the homeless on the street just trying to survive, and all of us in-between just trying to make sense of life.  I was watching The Biggest Loser on Hulu,  the people on this show face a difficult challenge.  They are attempting to lose a […]

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Morning Motivation-God Directs Our Path

“I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) I love to travel.  I enjoy the adventure.  I delight in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the trails in the mountains, and feeling the cool […]

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