21 Jan 2007

Great Job, Everyone!

My younger daughter Tristynn and I were sitting in the Circle parking lot on Monday afternoon. We were waiting on my older daughter to be finished with her classes. We were relaxing a little as Tris had completed her homeschooling for the day. We both had our feet propped up on the dashboard and had...
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14 Jan 2007

Today is a NEW Day!!

Well, we are fourteen days into the new year. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Are you encouraged by some of the new activities or plans that you wanted to begin? Are you experiencing success? I know I am. I am so EXCITED!! Last Saturday over 140 women attended the New Year,...
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7 Jan 2007

Life’s Dreams

Bobb Biehl has always been one of my favorite encouragers. I love his books, his fourth grade video workshop, and he now has a Quick Wisdom email that I receive on a regular basis. On New Year’s Day as I was spending time reading and writing out my goals, this came on my email. I...
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31 Dec 2006

Taking Inventory

When I was in the 4th grade, my parents opened a women’s clothing store where I spent most of my afternoons and weekends. I was taught how to work the cash register, prepare bank deposits, properly answer the phone, display clothes and accessories, and all the good stuff that comes with customer service. My favorite...
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24 Dec 2006

It’s My Birthday!

Thirty-seven years ago on Christmas Day, when I was a cocky sixteen-year-old, Bud Hinkson shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with me. It was on that special day that I acknowledged that I needed a Savior and could not save myself. Bud shared with me that Jesus came to the manger because God the Father...
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17 Dec 2006

Another Chapter Nearly Over

Each of our lives is a story: a story of relationships, choices, decisions, challenges, pain, and celebration. Our story contains many chapters as well as unique and specifically designed themes. The year 2006 is nearly over and this is the time that I spend in deep reflection as well as dreaming for the New Year....
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10 Dec 2006

What My Children Have Taught Me About God

If I could write a book, it would be entitled, “What My Children Have Taught Me About God.” I’ve learned so much about my Father’s love towards me through my girls. Simply by paying close attention to my relationship with them, I’ve learned about God’s relationship with me. Let me explain… My nine-year old was...
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3 Dec 2006

An Unloved Married Woman

I was reminded this week that the earth trembles at an unloved woman who is married. WOW! Proverbs 30:21-23 “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: a servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food, an unloved woman who is married . . .” Gentlemen, let’s make...
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26 Nov 2006

My Wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition

It has become a tradition; not sure how, but it has. Every Thanksgiving weekend I am drawn to overstuffed closets and cupboards at my house. Some may have this weekend for the accumulation of MORE; I have for the past five years seen it as a weekend of decluttering. Say that it is weird…but I...
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19 Nov 2006

Follow Your Deepest Calling

The week of Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of refreshment for me. The week is simple, the family time intimate, and the opportunity to think and meditate on all of God’s provisions is sweet. It is so important to stop and take time to reflect, to refresh, and to refrain from the busyness that is...
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