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The time I fell out of my shoes when i was a corporate hot shot

I have told many heart-warming and faith filled stories. I have written many stories and posts about my deep and abiding love for my family and friends. I haven’t told too many stories about my time spent as a corporate … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful. Being near water always makes me feel peaceful. The water seems to take on God’s rhythm. That was the sensation I had as I walked around the lake in this photo. You can read more about … Continue reading

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Again…From the mouth of babes.

When my son was little, he was easily delighted. He loved being tossed lightly into the air (don’t worry, only a few inches from our hands). We’d sit on the sofa and stand him up, then toss him lightly a … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Post a Day 2011 — How’d You Do?

Looking Back at Post a Day 2011 — How’d You Do?. I made it to the end of the year. I have to say at the beginning of this year, I did not know how likely that was. I had … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter.  This is a photo of a dust storm from this summer here in the Phoenix area. We don’t get the amazing blizzards down here in Phoenix. I surely grew up with them, though, in MN and … Continue reading

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See the beauty

There was a wonderful quote in the newspaper that touched my heart for a few reasons. “Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe … Continue reading

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We were loved before we existed

“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” ― Charles Dickens An old friend of mine posted … Continue reading

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Are you good to people you don’t know? Daily Post Topic #345

Are you good to people you don’t know?. It is so important to be good to people. If I am only kind to those that are kind to me first, well then I am just returning the favor. If i … Continue reading

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Merriest of Christmases!

Oh Christmas….here you are once again. We are so happy to have you here. We love to remember Jesus’ birth. Our hearts are truly gladdened. The voices of children sing joyfully. The manger at our church welcomes you. During the … Continue reading

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I’m Having a White and Red Christmas

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between.I think I am in the mood for red and white this Christmas. I just noticed that! I have figurines for my Manger Mantel that are white. I have white candles on the mantel and tables. I … Continue reading

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Pear but: no tree and no partridge!

The Christmas carols are everywhere today. They are even in my heart. I remember when I was in grade school and we learned Christmas carols for a Christmas program. I loved Oh come all ye faithful….especially in Latin. I loved … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade…but….

I would imagine almost everyone has heard the expression “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. I have heard it most of my life. The implication to me is “Quit your whining, get busy, make the best of things and … Continue reading

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In the midst of your busy preparations, breathe, pray, and

In the midst of busy preparations for Christmas things can get overwhelming. When something goes wrong or takes a lot longer than you expected, it can really throw your attitude out of whack. For me, I notice, that at those … Continue reading

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If you feel far from God…who moved?

How do you decide on new year’s resolutions?The tradition for many of us is to make New Year’s resolutions. They are often begun in earnest and set by the wayside within days or weeks. This is so discouraging that many … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait

Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait. I did not want to post a photo of myself and I certainly cannot draw a picture of a person—especially of myself. I can do charcoal drawings of pumpkins, seashells, apples, gourds, vases, and onions. … Continue reading

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Song puts troubles in perspective

Gosh sometimes there really is no end to the selflessness of people. Nor is there an end to the way God chooses to bless our world through the talent and giving of others. In recognition of that, I am posting … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens: God bless us every one…

This time of year there are so many showings and performances of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Most people know the story well….the miserly and unhappy Ebeneezer Scrooge; his nephew who never gives up on him; his assistant–the hardworking Bob … Continue reading

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Candle Lighter Award and a Very Interesting Coincidence

I created a new blog award over the weekend (see my 12/18/2011 post http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/creation-of-new-blog-award-the-candle-lighter-award/) and I had an amazingly lovely time awarding it to a whole lot of wonderful, inspirational uplifting blogs today. Click on my button in the header for The … Continue reading

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Creation of New Blog Award: The Candle Lighter Award

There are a number of blog/blogger awards. I began to think about my purpose for blogging. I mean the title of my blog reveals a lot about my mission: Believe Anyway. I have blogged before that I chose the title to … Continue reading

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Why is it hard to admit to a mistake? Daily Post Topic # 338

Why is it hard to admit to a mistake?. Oh gosh it is hard to admit mistakes sometimes, isn’t it? A very wise person once told me that it stems from pride. Yeh, that wise person was my  dad. He … Continue reading

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A Blog Award Created by Me (Part 1)

I have been the recipient of a couple of blog awards and gladly accepted them. In each case, part of the deal is to choose other blogs to receive the award and keep it going. So it kind of works … Continue reading

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Crawling Across the Finish Line

I will tell you how exhausting the week was. I didn’t post my Friday 12/16 post until 12/20! All week long it was go-go-go….There were finals to get my students ready for, Christmas cards to write and mail, gifts to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration 12/9/11. It is Advent and then it will be Christmas. I know, we all know that. But that is what I am celebrating this month. So I am putting this picture in. It is a photo … Continue reading

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What was the last noble thing you did? Daily Post topic # 335

What was the last noble thing you did?. Noble thing that I did? I am not sure that the do-er of a noble deed recognizes it at the time. Nobility to me speaks of something that is huge. For example: … Continue reading

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Where do you go to be brave? Daily Post Topic # 334

Where do you go to be brave?. When I am afraid and need courage I go to God. He gives me strength to face what must be faced. When I need human reassurance I go to my husband. He is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast

Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast. This photo challenge was from 11/18/11. I am finally getting around to it now! My initial plan was to make a lovely brunch one weekend morning and post a series of photographs of bacon, eggs, pancakes, … Continue reading

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What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Daily Post Topic # 332

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?. God’s love for me is the best gift of course. He walks with me every day. He protects me from my own idiocy. He forgives my many shortcomings. Besides that? My husband and … Continue reading

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Photo of My Favorite Sketch

This time of year we can be especially aware of the role that food places in our celebrations. In the process of posting photos of my sketches I have been reminded of how deeply rewarding it was to draw them. … Continue reading

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Is there a cure for stupidity? Daily Post Topic # 331

Is there a cure for stupidity?. Stupidity can mean a few different things here. If we define it as lack of knowledge I would say there is a cure for it. The cure is learning and an excellent tutor–or at … Continue reading

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Open My Eyes, Lord….Help Me to See

There is a song we sing at church that begins “Open my eyes, Lord, help me to see your face (i don’t know the rest of the verse); the next verse begins Open my ears Lord, help me to hear … Continue reading

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God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called

What does that mean? Well look to the apostles. Did Jesus call the learned, cultured, influential, and wealthy? Nope. Fishermen, sinners, tax collectors, and the like. He knew their hearts would open and hear Him. He taught them and guided … Continue reading

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