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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Your Truth Will Set You Free….Unless You Are Gaslighting!  

I talk with people often about divorce.  Many women and a handful of men I have spoken with  have experienced, what some call, gaslighting.  How I understand gaslighting, it is the twisting of the truth and invention of new untruths. I found an article that deals with the subject, “I Reject Your Reality and Substitute My…

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Ways to Reduce Stress. 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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Morning Motivation Enjoy the Moment-A Blast From the Past

We had a guest speaker in church yesterday. His name is Jason Petty, and he is a Christian rapper from Calif. He spoke briefly, it was more like reading or sharing of a poem or a story. Here is what I took from what he shared with us. “You can’t see past the explosions” in…

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Morning Motivation; The Hope Chest

  It’s interesting that there are times in our lives that we feel we have it all figured out.  We know just what we need and are confident that our hopes are the right ones and in line with God’s will for our lives.  These self-proclaimed hopes as far as we can see at the…

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Morning Motivation “Running with Perseverance”

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 Sharing God’s Mercy and Grace

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 “God is There”

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 59:16In 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 Nothing…

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Monday Morning Motivation…”Praying through Our Tears” from GuidePosts Magazine  

Post from The Beginning…2013 Another rough week.  I have learned that my situation can throw you into depression and that is what has seemed to have happened to me.  I have had sorrow, I have sadness, and I have had disappointment, but depression is an entirely different creature.  It gives me a greater respect for…

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Divorce…Finding Beauty in the Pain

Blast from the past.  I wrote this Sunday, July 7, 2013. Living with this new emotional pain, I have to keep busy.  So, Caleb and I went to two church services this week. I was seeking any strength and or wisdom I could find in God through the messages. At the first church, AUMC Saturday…

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