Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

New Beginnings and Established Blessings––Part I

I hope you had a very Happy New Year celebration. It’s always quiet at our house on New Year’s Eve. We do different things, watch a little television, maybe get on computer…it’s low key for my hubby and me. #newbeginnings2018 #amwriting #establishedblessings2018

I talked a bit about last year, and what a difference a year makes. I want to expand on that––especially if you are where I was emotionally a year ago. By taking a look back, I can move forward with great joy. I’ve been contemplating all this for weeks now…the difference a year makes. Click to Tweet

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Emotion, Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

How to Make a Difference Right Where You Are –– Part I

Is he discouraged?

For many years of my life, I felt I never made a difference in this world. I’ve actually fallen off the world a few times, just to see if anyone noticed. They didn’t. Or if they did, they didn’t contact me. I’m learning to make a difference in my own small way, right where I’m at.

How am I doing this? Relationship. It’s all about the relationships you have, and the ones God brings you. In the past, I’ve tried different ways to go about having friends and how I dealt with family. I was very shy most of my life and my interaction with others was quite limited. That may have been why I felt I didn’t make a difference.

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Emotion, Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Best of Times, Worst of Times

I feel like I’m in the middle of my own personal Tale of Two Cities. Only it’s not two cities, it’s the incredibly good and the very difficult. I can’t remember a year I’ve had like this one. On one hand, some amazingly good things have happened. I’ve shared a lot of that with you on this blog. I’ve also shared some of the difficulty. #amwriting #bestworstoftimes

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Encouragement, Inspirational

Square Dancing with Jesus

This is the first of a series of guest posts by friends of mine. These posts will be inspirational and encouraging. This one’s very sweet. #MissingGrandpa #SquaredancingwithJesus

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Encouragement, Inspirational

Revelations & Friendships––Part III

Thank you all for reading this blog. It’s my hope that the Tuesday post will be encouraging, uplifting, and inspirational. I’ve got some guest bloggers coming soon to the Tuesday post. But for today, I’m sticking with Revelations & Friendships. A friend encourages and supports. Be a friend today and strengthen the feeble knees and weak hands. Click to tweet #friendships #revelations

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Stepping Out — Of Your Comfort Zone

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It’s not too often that something just “comes” to me, like my literary agent recently did. But I’m convinced it was because a year ago, I stepped out of my comfort zone and started the process. Stepping out of our comfort zone can feel like walk off a cliff, doesn’t it? #comfortzone #walkingoffacliff Click to Tweet.

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Eternal Moments of the Day—A Listening Ear

ETERNAL MOMENTSSometimes all someone needs is a listening ear. In today’s fast-paced society running along at breakneck speed, taking time to listen to a friend or a loved one can be mighty important. Let’s talk about it. #alisteningear #listening #amwriting Click to Tweet

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Emotion, Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Plowing Through to Peace—Part II

plow 1One thing I’m learning about peace is that sometimes it’s easy to lose, but we need to work to get it back. I had a really good week last week, I put together a routine, not a schedule of my days, and it worked really well. Then I was thrown for a loop on Saturday. #plowtopeace #amwriting

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Emotion, Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Plowing Through to Peace—Part I

plow 1 I’m not a farmer, but I’ve done a lot of plowing in my lifetime. The kind of plowing I’m talking about here is plowing through to peace of mind and heart. It’s very hard work. It takes a lot of courage…courage to face emotional pain, courage to take a stand in faith, and courage to stand firm in the decision to plow through, and not give in. Click to Tweet #amwriting #plowtopeace

We’ve all had emotional pain, discouragement, and depression—times when we feel we’re at war within ourselves. It is a war, but we can win it with God’s help.

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Eternal Moments of the Day—Part III

ETERNAL MOMENTSIt really is those momentous little things that can make an eternal difference, especially if it comes out of the blue with no warning, a lovely surprise that both enriches and encourages you. It’s a connection.

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