The God of All Comfort

Today is Day 6 of the 30 days of Sparkle. You can download a free copy of the 30 day booklet by clicking the link  to the right…. It’s never too late to pick up and start that upward focus for the days of December. I realize that Sparkling all month might sound corny....
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The first day!

Women don’t like age much. This changed for me when I was diagnosed with cancer at 57. The reality of the brevity of life hit and the dislike for aging went away. That’s not to say that I love the way my physical body is aging, but it is what it is and I am alive...
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CELEBRATE!

There is nothing in life worth pursuing more, yet the very thing that is worthy of my time and attention, often gets put on the back burner…especially in December. After all, there are trees to put up, lights to string, cookies to bake and gifts to buy. The glitter of...
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Learning Thanks When Storm Clouds Brew

Thanksgiving when storm clouds brew. “I have lost my appetite And a flood is welling up behind my eyes And if that were not enough They know just the words to cut and tear and prod When they ask me, &...
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Waiting For…to be Truly Thankful

The turkey dinner has been eaten and the pumpkins are being swapped for snowmen but Thanks Giving is not over. We wanted to make sure to continue the journey of Thanks Giving even after the festivities, because being thankful knows no holiday boundaries. Let the Thanks Giving...
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Thankful for Who I Am

  “How God thinks of us is not only more important, but infinitely more important.” CS Lewis So we just spent some time thinking and admiring our God-made bodies. How did that go for you? Were you tempted to be critical? Come on, be honest! It’s so easy to...
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Thank God for the Miracle of you!

“Oh yes, You shaped me first inside, then out; You formed me in my mothers’ womb.  I thank You, High God-you’re breathtaking!  Body and soul, I am marvelously made!  I worship in adoration–what a creation! You know me inside and out, You know every bone in...
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Count People, Because People Count

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”         Marcel Proust Before we devour our Thanksgiving meal, we usually take a few minutes to go around the room and share what we are thankful for.  You know what...
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Counting Our Thanks

Welcome our guest blogger this month–Emily Nelson! So how is your listing going? Was it easy or did you have to struggle to think of thanks? Maybe some of you are making your list in your head. Well, you could but I really want to encourage you to put pen to paper.  Trained...
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Having a Thanksgiving Mindset

Hello friends! Join me in welcoming my friend and D4L team member, Emily Nelson to the blog. She will be our guest blogger for November. Emily will be taking you through some reflections and focus for the road leading up to Thanksgiving. This holiday is only two weeks away and...
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