A Prayer and Blessing to Consider

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The following is taken from a benedictine prayer.  It seemed perfect to share on this fall morning.  I encourage you to consider praying it over your own life and your family. ♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢ May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships so that you may seek truth boldly and…
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Return to Real Life

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Hawaii The name evokes images of paradise, beauty, warmth and the feeling of being a world away. Russ and I returned this past weekend with our hearts overflowing from nearly three weeks of celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We’ve been planning this for almost two years and just like that we are home with our…
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The (Not So) Secret to My Health Journey

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Anyone who says that losing weight is quick and easy is selling something. I mean literally selling something. I’ve spent most of my life on the diet merry-go-round. Always searching for the magic pill, liquid, formula, answer to my never ending quest to be thin enough to feel as if I matter. My journey with…
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Just Let Yourself Be Sad

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The devastating news just hit a prayer group I’ve been privileged to be a part of and forming sentences is a stretch. The Facebook message read “My friends this ugly 14 month battle is over with Jesus always the Victorious One. Ben is safe with his Heavenly Father.” My longtime mentor’s son-in-law passed away within the…
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A Beautiful Life

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I scooted closer to the coffee guy, slipped my hand in his and sighed “We really have a beautiful life don’t we?” He gazed back with his sideways grin. A chuckle slipped out as he said “We really do.” My beautiful life doesn’t look like anything I had imagined. It isn’t filled with exotic trips…
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