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3 Ways to Change an Attitude, Part #2

I was triggered. The comment made was innocent but my feelings began taking over…I lost my focus. Nothing seemed clear and my thoughts were fuzzy and filled with pain.   Keeping calm and putting on my big girl panties is easier said then done.  Some days having a bad...
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3 Ways to Change an Attitude, Part #1

Once again my mind started going down to a negative place. I quickly went from sad to angry. Soon I began focusing on wanting to right the wrong. Unfortunately the wrong was a long time ago but still triggered feelings of hurt. I was frustrated with myself for being in such a...
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The Easy Way Out

Driving around the parking lot I became annoyed that there was not a closer place to park. After pulling into a stall that was quite far from the gym entrance, I huffed in frustration that there was not anything better than the place I had found. As I walked briskly in to make my...
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Life. Loss. God.

Life can turn in a moment. Last Friday I was out of the area speaking at a women’s conference. My subject was Remembering God. Though it sounds simplistic, it is important. Why? Because most of us forget. It’s something I call spiritual amnesia. And, though it sounds...
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Why Bother?

Some days we just need to be encouraged. “So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.” Galatians 6:9 Encouraged and reminded are the two things I need. It’s not...
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Thankful for His Presence in All Things

Good Friday.  Today I woke with memories of Good Friday a year ago. Ten days prior I was at the Dr. complaining of some right side pain I was having. I suspected I might have a fractured rib being it was the same side that received 30 treatments of radiation for breast cancer a...
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When Focus Shifts…

It’s amazing how quickly things can change. Though circumstances remain the same, the climate within my soul can go up and down like a carnival ride. I can be experiencing closeness to God and living in peace one day, then feel like I am going  to fall flat on my face the...
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When Life is Hard What Are My First Thoughts?

“…but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.” Hebrews 4:2 Life is a series of lessons. Your life is based on a true story. That true story is imperfect and has challenges. Today more than ever we...
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Is God Really For Me?

” I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:11 There are many promises that God has made to His people. If I took them one by one and dwelt on them, my mind and perspective would change. When my mind changes my life changes. But, far too often I...
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