Tag Archives: God

Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush

Here is an article that I came across today. I hope it brightens your day. So many times I have reminded myself and others that each day is a gift, and there is a bright side to our situations. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Is that all there is?

My husband is hearing Peggy Lee singing “Is that all there is?” in his head. Work is stressful for him, and the long, long hours are difficult. For me and my tutoring, the school year is already underway. The summer … Continue reading

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Unchartered territory for me: new mindfulness

Gosh it is Saturday already! Yesterday was my birthday… it was wonderful. If you missed my birthday post and want to see it, the link is right here. http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/my-day-is-now-yup-its-my-birthday/ Oh how the years have flown by. It is likely that I … Continue reading

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My day is now: yup it’s my birthday

Today I entered a brand new decade. I turned 60. Yep. Just like that, I left my 50s.  This past decade was a time of questioning the meaning of my life and the paths I walked. There were so many changes. … Continue reading

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What are you dreaming of today?

I have been feeling reflective. Of course, as my regular tutoring schedule evolves into my summer tutoring schedule, I often do feel reflective. But this year I have been feeling even more reflective than usual. My birthday is in the … Continue reading

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Do you feel like you are drowning?

Do you hit a point now and then when you feel like you are swimming in a stormy sea, with no dock or safe spot in sight? I think everyone feels that way at some point; we get worn out and … Continue reading

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Are you wallowing today?

The thing is, at times we draw our meaning from our role(s) in life and from our associations. What do I mean by our associations? For example, from our immediate family we have ongoing connections. From our extended family we … Continue reading

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Do you have time to serve the Lord?

A Short Speech about Valuing Time This is a repeat of a column I wrote in August of 2012. But this week, I needed to remind myself of the truth in it. Perhaps someone else needs the same reminder. I found … Continue reading

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Let it shine

Whether you feel drained or energized, you can give. What can you give? You can give your love, faith, belief in others, hope, steadfastness. Ella Baker said, “Give light and people will find the way.”. Jesus tells us not to … Continue reading

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Feeling afraid or lost today?

Are you overwhelmed by circumstances or happenstances today? Is it hard to quiet your racing mind? Believe me, I have been there frequently. We can get so wrapped up in what has to be done that we cannot move. Remember … Continue reading

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To sleep, perchance to dream

This morning I awoke feeling refreshed and well rested. Saturday morning I was dragging because I could not sleep a wink on Friday night. I attribute my wakefulness to a big cup of iced coffee while I tutored early Friday … Continue reading

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Follow me

So many times Jesus said “follow me”…”come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”…(Matthew 4:19). “Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also my servant will be. The Father will honor whoever serves … Continue reading

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God Never Takes His Eyes Off of You: Not For An Instant.

If you are feeling low, lost, overlooked, or even lonely, remember that in this vast world God is always with you. You may, or may not, sense His presence during the course of the day. But you see, He is always there. … Continue reading

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I was different; I still am

“I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.” –Donna Brazile I have always marched to my own drummer. You see, I notice trends and movements in the culture. I always have. As a kid, whenever I … Continue reading

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Have you had a stressful week?

Is your list of things to do longer than your day on a regular basis? I have to say that in my family, that has been the case for a number of weeks. But this week, that abated. Some of … Continue reading

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The contented soul is all alone with God

Have you ever had a sleepless night or a stressful week? I know, that’s a stupid question. I think this lovely poem by good old Robert Louis Stevenson provides an apt description of “getting away from the world” and “spending … Continue reading

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There are so many reasons that Peter is my favorite apostle

“And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10 Why did he write … Continue reading

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What is the point of our daily lives?

Here we are in January. We are past the rush and thrill of the holidays. My students are early in their second semester efforts. Those who are”on top of things” have already started working on their tasks. Magazines and newspapers … Continue reading

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And I wait for you, my Lord

Ok—things are all topsy-turvy. My students have finals (of course they do) and I am trying to stay healthy. To that end, I need to cut WAY back on caffeine, and I am doing some physical therapy and exercises. I … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

As we zoom towards Thanksgiving Day, I find myself grateful for so much. I am thankful for my loved ones. I am thankful for my home, my job, my life. I am thankful for my students. “I thank Thee for … Continue reading

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Strength for my journey is always within reach

How do I gain strength for the journey of life? Sometimes, quite honestly, I just about collapse. That happens when I rely solely on my own strength, wits, or whatever. Strength for the journey can mostly be gained from those … Continue reading

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Which people feed your spirit? What nourishes you?

I am hoping that you have people who feed your spirit. You know the type of people I mean. I am talking about people who rejoice with you. I am talking about those who taste salt when you weep. I … Continue reading

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Genesis 50:19-21 It applies this week

Are you suffering, have bad things happened? Are you afraid? Genesis 50:19-21 might help you.[ “But Joseph replied to them, ‘Have no fear. Can I take the place of God? Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it … Continue reading

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A day is a miniature eternity

Ralph Waldo Emerson [oh I know, don't you just love him?] said “A day is a miniature eternity”. The problem is it is so miniature. Of course when I focus on how short a day is and how much I … Continue reading

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Say only the good things

Paul “Never let evil talk pass your lips; say only the good things men need to hear, things that will really help them. Do nothing that will sadden the Holy Spirit with whom you were sealed against the day of redemption. … Continue reading

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How do you want to be remembered?

We create impressions and memories by how we live our lives. How do you hope to be remembered? Perhaps I am thinking about that today, because of the multiple “reunions” I have attended lately. You know how those things go. … Continue reading

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Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word

I love living in the southwest. You see, having spent most of my life in other places, it came as a surprise to me that I would love the desert the say that I do. I tend to bloom where … Continue reading

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Your story and my story

I saw a plaque recently that said “home is where your story begins“. Now that rings true for me, largely because my childhood home was  a happy place to be. My home as an adult is a happy place to … Continue reading

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The ebb and flow of life

“When the fog cleared, and I could once more see the ocean again, I realized something. I realized that life often mimics the ocean.  A constant ebb and flow. High tides and low. Sometimes volatile and stormy or covered in … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s troubles

i saw this quote in the comments section of my friend Renee’s blog http://positiveboomer.net/2013/04/19/a-new-day-is-dawning/. “Yesterday’s troubles are written in sand, wiped out of existence by God’s own hand.” Having lived an hour and a half from the ocean for about 11 … Continue reading

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In our hearts we all long

“In our hearts we all long for a more real, more vibrant and deeper faith–a real faith. we meet real faith in people who know the real god. real faith requires an attentive heart.  We experience faith in action before … Continue reading

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