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Where is Your Focus?

I asked God for a word that would help me accomplish His plans for my life in 2020. The word, Focus, came to me, oddly enough, during the Total Strength class at the YMCA. I recently became a Y member and joined the dreaded Total ...
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Prayer for a New Year

 Heavenly Father, This New Year came abruptly, like a tagalong unexpected guest to a party; eyes full of anticipation and wonder about the future. It caught me unawares. It's wide-eyed face looked at me as if to say, "What will your offering be in this ...
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Meaningful Over Perfect

My gene pool generously blessed me with an extra dose of perfectionism. In case you think perfectionism is a positive trait, it's not. It's a disposition that regards anything short of perfection as unacceptable. Basically it means you're never quite satisfied with what you create ...
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A Love Letter

November 2019 Dear Tom, I'm having difficulty remembering my life before you. You were always here; always meant to be. To say I love you doesn't rightfully convey. Loving you has become a selfish endeavor. To love you really says I love myself because, in ...
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Somewhat Simple Soup Supper

I don't want to carry gratitude around in seasons. I want to carry it in my bones, I want to rest it in on my tongue like it is a language that I never stop speaking. ~Arielle Estoria My favorite part of hospitality, hands down, ...
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The Miracle of the Open Door

"Most of all, love each other steadily and unselfishly, because love makes up for many faults. Show hospitality to each other without complaint. Use whatever gift you've received for the good of one another so that you can show yourselves to be good stewards of ...
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What I’m Learning About Love

Clearly, learning to truly love people is not an assignment that will ever be checked off my to-do list. It's a lesson I'll still be studying on my last day. Here are my thoughts so far. As I'm taking my early morning walk down the ...
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Don’t Quit in the Middle

Years ago, around the time I was birthing babies #3 and #4, I quit right in the middle of a sewing project. I'd imagined how cute my gray dress would be, after perusing the gigantic pattern book and choosing the perfect one. I'd purchased the ...
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The Art of Life

I enjoy and appreciate art in all its forms. I truly believe that unique art appears all around us in our day to day lives. If only we have eyes to see. I first awakened to this idea about three years ago. I found myself ...
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Magical Friendship

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh The acquiring of friends is one of the most magical if not miraculous experiences of my life. A few ...
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