Monthly Archives: August 2012

When I Await God’s Answers I Know He Will Answer

I saw this poster on FaceBook. It truly struck a chord with me today. You see, sometimes I pray for guidance, but I think I know what direction I want to go. other times when I pray for general guidance, … Continue reading

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Reader Appreciation Award! I Appreciate You!  Do you know Kana? She is SO open, SO Honest, SO Real….oh so beautifully real.Check out her blog, okay!  In her post a few weeks ago she passed out awards. In this post, Kana let her list of people … Continue reading

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A Double Hitter–not baseball, awards

This double header is of a human variety. Two different blogger friends/blogger-ettes blessed me with awards!!! First I am telling you about the awards (two ladies, three awards). Then the rules. My friend DanLrene at nominated me for the one … Continue reading

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Beautiful Blogger Award for Some Beautiful Blogs!

The Rules for The Beautiful Blogger Award: ***Just last week Stacie at found my blog and I found hers. This sweet lady then took the time to choose me on 8/28/2012 for the beautiful blogger award Check out her blog—she … Continue reading

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My Philosophy About Awards

This week I am playing catch-up and handing out awards that I have been stockpiling like a squirrel before a brutal winter.  In the process of my passing them on recently, a fellow blogger wished me luck building my social … Continue reading

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Positive Boomer and Believe Anyway

It is no surprise that Renee my Positive Boomer friend and I found each other’s blogs. Our titles kind of say it all, don’t I? She is amazingly supportive and inspirational for me. In my quest for better health and … Continue reading

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please let people know to keep your eyes and ears open to find this young lady.

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I’ve Got Sunshine (Award)

Ok—this week I am playing catch up. You must bear with me if I have accepted this before. Many months ago I was given the Sunshine Award, and I have procrastinated and procrastinated!! I am terrible about that. I have … Continue reading

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Addictive Blog Award

A lovely lady follows my blog, and through that blessing I found her blog at Well, she awarded me the Addictive Blog Award. In the midst of her quest for justice, she always takes the time to reach out to … Continue reading

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On August 26th in 1920–Everything Changed

My grandmothers, great-aunts, those who voted for this amendment, and those who urged them to do so say “You’re welcome”—and I say to them: “thank you”.

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A Short Speech about Valuing Time

I found this quote which is attributed to Bryan Dyson – ex CEO of Coca Cola. I love his metaphorical take on placing value on various parts of our lives. “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling … Continue reading

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I Want a Longer Weekend!

I am feeling SOOOO lazy today. I still want a longer weekend! Okay—I think I actually want an 8 day week so I still have my 5 days to tutor, but then get 3 days off! What’s going on in … Continue reading

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I’ve Never Been a Bad Girl But….

There were some girls in school that were part of the fast crowd. They partied hard, they led a looser lifestyle than I did. I was always the wide-eyed innocent. Some even called me Gidget. Those of a certain age … Continue reading

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Take Me to the Ocean, Lord

Whew. It was a week of ups and downs. It both invigorated and drained me. I know that you, too have had weeks like that! It doesn’t happen often, but I wrote a poem of sorts about it. (At least … Continue reading

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having a challenging week

sorry i have been out of touch—dealing with fraud and identity theft. keep me in your prayers.

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You Give Me Chocolate and Call Me the Light

I am so extraordinarily BLESSED! I get so used to doing the tasks of each day I forget to look at the beauty around me and remember the love I receive each day in my life. My family and my … Continue reading

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As we head into a new week I wanted to share with you this lovely post about love from Living the Seasons. She posted it on Valentine’s Day—but it is timeless. Enjoy!!

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Share Your World Sunday #35

oh hooray hooray and woohoo! Cee is back with new Share Your World Sunday Questions!! Here are her questions and to participate DO DO DO go to her link! I will wait right here while you go see it!! … Continue reading

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Remember What a Blessing Looks Like

I have mentioned in my posts before that I have made lifestyle changes that began on 6/27. By today I am feeling stronger, healthier, and enjoying the changes. Friday I walked 4 miles in 62 minutes on the treadmill. I … Continue reading

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Running Unfettered By Heartache

Regarding people: Where do you receive acceptance from? For your ideas? For the secret notions you have for who you really want to be?  Who are the friends, family or co-workers who are most accepting of your true self? I … Continue reading

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Gosh~Keep Pressing On…Believe Anyway

Believe Anyway….Just Because originally Posted on August 18, 2011 `updated today Are you having a tough week, and it feels like God is busy with something else?…believe anyway. Are your family members being inconsiderate or getting on your nerves?….believe in them anyway. … Continue reading

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We are the new journalists

I wanted you to know that what you do, what you write, what you share, what you photograph…..MATTERS. Here is a suggestion–look over your own past posts. Go back a year and look at what you posted (or if you … Continue reading

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spinach salad with chicken, avocado and goat cheese

this recipe sounded so delicious to me today! spinach salad with chicken, avocado and goat cheese Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 min Ingredients: SALAD: 8 cups chopped spinach (1 bag) 1 cup halved cherry or pear tomatoes 1/2 cup corn (frozen, … Continue reading

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How To Lead With Courage No Matter Who You Are

What does it take to be a good leader and whose job is it to lead? We are each born to lead in some way. I have been reading the book Beyond Talent by John C. Maxwell. He addresses the … Continue reading

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Growing in grace and wisdom

Edith Wharton in Vesalius in Zante wrote “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”.     Today I say—I want to reflect God’s candle. I get worn out when it feels like … Continue reading

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A Prayer and Link About Hope

There is a blog/blogger (Terry) I have become acquainted with over the last few months. She is a ray of sunshine, a guiding light, and a FONT of information. She is a gracious, faithfilled lady. Friday she had such an … Continue reading

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Originally posted on C.B. Wentworth:
One of the most moving experiences of my life occurred in Prague, when I stood before the Lennon Wall.  To the casual observer its just a wall covered in graffiti, but those who take…

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Do you ever discover you sold yourself short?

There have been so many times when I try to inspire my students, especially if they are selling themselves short and limiting their possibilities. For instance if they say “I am no good at math” or “I can’t do word … Continue reading

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How To Handle a Heat Wave With Humor

In the U.S. the heat and accompanying droughts this summer have been record breaking. When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, WCCO radio would put joking weather forecasts of blizzards and below zero temperatures in the midst of … Continue reading

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Your Mind And Heart Can Always Take You To Special Places

I think we all have our “happy places” don’t we? For me they are numerous: hands in the garden dirt and planting—or picking fruit and veggies; walking through a forest when the leaves are turning and some have fallen; watching … Continue reading

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Here Is A Wonderful Summertime Lunch

Today has been a lovely day. I worked out and walked 3 miles on the treadmill. We stopped at our produce market and got some corn, tomatoes, and peaches. We came home and made lunch. So Yummy~1/2 a cantaloupe for … Continue reading

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