Divorce Diversion-Jan Decor, A Winter Vibe

Keeping the house clean: One thing that helps me keep the house clean is getting Brodie shaved.  At least twice a year, Brodie sheds hunks of fur at a time, I will call it molting.  I can sit and literally pull handfuls of hair off of his body, I could easily make a sweater.  So…

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The Joy-Do What You Love

Sometimes we get caught up in our disappointments, in our emotional/physical pain, in the stress of daily life.  So caught up that we fail to take the time to actually do the things that once brought us joy.  If you are going through a major trauma in your life such as illness, death of a…

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Divorce- The Journey..”Just Do It”

Divorce is all incompassing.  Responsibilities that were once shared by two are now on the shoulders of one.  Even though many chores may seem small to some, they become mountains to those of us on an emotional rollercoaster.  That being said, we have to realize challenges don’t go away if we ignore them.  Let’s start…

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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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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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Divorce In The Media, The Divorce Trip

  I get all types of divorce info from various sites.  When I came across this video from the Jimmy Kimmel Show, I had to share it with you. Let’s listen to this woman’s story and compare it to our own. She was married for 48 hours and was two days into her honeymoon when…

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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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Need Stress Relief? 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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“As I Understand It” New Car, Insurance and Tags Oh My!

Many of us who have been married for decades don’t understand the art of car buying.   When I was married my husband bartered for the new car, arranged the needed insurance and necessary tags. All things car-related just seemed to come naturally to him and so he just did it.  Now being on my own…

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“The Joy” Finding Joy Even in the Pain in September.

The Joy My Joy in September, as seen in my photos. Happy Birthday, Maggie! Off on an adventure… A precious little one on the way.  I can’t wait to hold you:-) Sweet Brodie Music on the lawn. What fun! Hiking with a Meetup Group There was a lot of joy to be found in September.…

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