Aug 7

August 7, 2014

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Sharing at the cafe

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I am sharing at the cafe.  Well, I already shared, yesterday.  Pull up a chair and join me. On a side note, the title you will see went with a post I had started and then scrapped.  I rewrote my entry and forgot to change the title.  It works, I guess.  My little blunder makes me laugh a bit though. Giggle along with me,…

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Aug 4

August 4, 2014

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I Surrender, Most

I surrender most, I surrender most. What?  That is not how the song goes?  Interesting.  I believe it would be more accurate if I sang it that way.  Let’s be honest, do we really surrender all? Our families.  Our jobs.  Our security.  Our well being. Have we surrendered it all?  Are we willing to? If I were to be honest, I have not.  I have surrendered most, not all. A friend and I recently dove headlong into this topic of…

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Jul 30

July 30, 2014

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Call to love

The beginning of July brought a new family member into our home. Though not planned, we now have a seven year old miniature poodle in the family. A furry, four legged creature now follows me through the house, her jingling tags signaling my coming. While our cuddle loving canine has been a source of great joy, training her to sleep in a crate is proving to be a challenge. As I tell her to enter her bed, she instead curls…

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Jul 28

July 28, 2014

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Fitness should be about fitness

When did fitness become an opportunity to bare it all for all to see on social media?  I am sure you have seen it.  A person has lost some weight, or competed in a competition, and they tell us all about it while attaching a might as well be naked photo?  This needs to stop. Fitness should be about total health.  Yes, physique is involved, but what about your mind?  Your spirit?  Those must be healthy too. But no, one…

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Jul 25

July 25, 2014

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What have you been dealt?

What have you been dealt?  What cards are you holding in your hand?  Do you wish you could trade with the person sitting beside you?  Do you wish to shuffle the deck and start again? We all have a story.  We all come from places with joy, hurt, laughter, and tears.  Some, it appears, have been given a losing hand. But yet, in the hands of a mighty God, no card is left unturned.  Not one in the stack is…

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Jul 16

July 16, 2014

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Words of grace

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.   (Proverbs 27:9) Words of grace arrived in my mailbox. The dreams you dream aren’t for yourself; they are for the Kingdom.  Don’t get discouraged if things aren’t happening the way you imagined they would.  God is at work.  He is up to something bigger, and you will be amazed at the role you are playing. I read the words, fighting back the tears.  An unexpected note…

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Jul 9

July 9, 2014

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Signs of love

Signs of love abound in our house these days. My husband and I returned Sunday from a wonderful anniversary trip.  For the second year in a row, we ventured to the hill country to enjoy simply being with one another.  It was extraordinary. Throughout the weekend, I had received texts concerning a miniature poodle my niece had gotten.  The dog was too docile, not playful enough for my precious niece.  While sweet as she can be, this dog was not…

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Jul 1

July 1, 2014

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Summer fun and healing

Summer is truly in full swing, and I am happy to report we have survived the first month.  June was filled with a dance recital, art camp, a visit from a dear friend, piano lessons, and sadly, the passing of another friend.  June also led us to obtaining a pool membership and we are loving it (except for today as we are getting much needed rain).  While my child has mastered the art of asking 1000 questions in a matter…

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Jun 25

June 25, 2014

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Powerful Message on parenting

The following is a powerful message on parenting presented by my friend, Rick Theule at the Launch Out Conference in Tulsa, OK.  I admire his honesty, the way he shares lessons he’s learned on his journey.  Sit back, it will not take long, but the lesson will be incredible.

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Jun 16

June 16, 2014

Obedience

Obedience is not always easy

“Obedience is not always easy.  We seem to think if we are obedient then the road will be easy.  That is just not true.” His eyes were focused on mine as he spoke these words.  I nodded, knowing the ache in his heart, and his desire to obey.  I looked into the eyes of this man, a mentor and friend, and grew in admiration. In the years I have known him, I have learned to pay attention when he speaks. …

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