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Glass Half Full, or Half Empty?

Today my husband and I celebrate 30 years of marriage.  Therefore, today is a perfect day to discuss how you see your cup — half full or half empty. Over the last 30 years hubby and I have experienced financial loss, death of loved ones, loss of jobs, health...

Perseverance

Webster’s Dictionary defines Perseverance as “not giving up. It is persistence and tenacity, the effort required to do something and keep doing it till the end, even if it’s hard.”  Perseverance is the characteristic of great men and women in history, known and...

Can God Use Someone Like Me?

  I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic … I mean a LOT!  I suppose it stems from retirement, recent opportunities, and the loss of a dear friend.  What I’ve come up with is a 360-degree change from how I used to think. I used to believe the skills that...

Is Anybody Listening?

In the summer of 1992 during the quarter finals of the 400 meter sprint at the Barcelona Olympics, British athlete Derek Redmond was favored to win a gold medal. A lifetime of training had brought Derek to this precise moment. As the gun fired, athletes burst out of...

In Memoriam

The last few weeks have been difficult … read on … I believe God places people in your life for a reason … sometimes for a season.  Cary and I have come to the realization of this fact since late September.  Let me explain. We first met John and his wife,...

Road to Health: Follow the Guideposts

This is my third update on my journey toward good health.  I have been on this journey now for 48 days, have lost 18.2 pounds (on top of what I had already lost), lost a ton of inches (down two dress sizes), have reduced cravings, and now off of three of my six...

Light in the Darkness

I believe many people nowadays would say we live in the dark ages.  I’ve heard, “our future looks bleak,” “we’ve dug ourselves into a mess that we can’t get out of,” or “I have no hope anymore.”  I’ve made similar comments, but they lessened when I started focusing on...

Don’t Give Up!

The world we live in expects instant results.  Just pop a pill for immediate relief … lose 20 pounds in a weekend … the list goes on and on.  The truth is, there are some things that aren’t cured overnight.  One of them is mental illness. There have been two cases...

Pro-Life And Proud Of It

I am unashamedly pro-life.  I don’t apologize as I proudly stand in defense for life.  However, this wasn’t always the case. I faced a crisis pregnancy decades ago.  It was shortly after Roe v. Wade became national law.  Not wanting to disappoint my parents, I...

Hope Is The Cure

I read about a new Harvard study in Forbes recently which investigated the health and mental health of children and teenagers who were raised with religious or spiritual practices. I am not surprised by what they found. According to the study, children and teens...

The Eternal Bank

Our little community lost a wonderful woman recently.  Mrs. “B” was a delight to everyone who crossed her path.  She greeted every single person with a warm smile and twinkling eyes.  In fact, she and her husband, Mr. “J” were the first to stop by and greet Cary and I...

Try a Little Kindness

A lady in front of me at the grocery store had a real melt down today.  Sadly, I couldn’t flee the area fast enough to avoid witnessing her tirade at the clerk, then the sacker, and finally her children.  After she left I told the clerk, “she must be having a bad...