Category Archives: faith/courage/miracles/hope

Monday doesn’t have to be daunting

At times it seems that words like love and miracles are so over-used these days that they have become trivialized. I agree. Yet marvelous things (both big and small) occur in my life. I can see God’s fingerprint in these … Continue reading

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Leap and Skip Today

I love Leap Day. Let me tell you why. When I was in college I had a wonderful tribe of girlfriends. I am in touch with many of them to this day. Two of them had the exact same birthday. … Continue reading

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You are a masterpiece.

You are a masterpiece. Hey! Don’t roll your eyes and don’t deny it. God created you to be one of a kind. The world needs you. When you choose to live based on what God says, and not on what … Continue reading

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Do you see mud or stars

These days it is easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourselves to others. It is easy to over look your strengths. When we do that, we begin to think we cannot possible make our part of the world … Continue reading

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What does Courage Mean to You

When my son was in school, they had to memorize a monologue or speech about a virtue from a provided list. At the time, hee chose courage. He chose the monologue the Cowardly Lion delivers about courage in the wizard … Continue reading

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Do you take good care of yourself?

Self-care is vital in loving yourself. It means taking care of yourself (mind, body, and spirit). Before you can fully help others, you must respect, understand, nourish, and fully care for yourself. The things you do and think must first … Continue reading

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What moves your heart?

What moves your heart, my friends? I will tell you what moves mine. God’s presence and His word and presence move me, lifts my heart, strengthens me, and directs my heart. That is the constant throughout my life. God lifts … Continue reading

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Today, live this way

I realize a few things in life I would love to pass on to others. One, “We don”t stop playing when we grow old, we grow old when we stop playing.” Two, “It is not the amounts of breath we … Continue reading

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God opens doors

I believe God really does start to open doors in front of us and it’s our job to listen enough to recognize him and have the strength at the time and courage to run through it. God can’t drive a … Continue reading

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Can you believe it is already February?

My goodness, time flies by so quickly. February was always a special time when I was growing up. My parents got married on Valentine’s Day. They had an amazing marriage. They established so many fun traditions throughout the year. They … Continue reading

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What is a true measure of success

I remember when I was helping someone work through feelings of inadequacy. He had a few successful semesters of community college. Then he moved to another town to transfer to a 4 year college. The first semester away, he failed … Continue reading

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ramblin rose: music makes you remember

A few years ago, I posted a memory I have of my parents and their pink and black Rambler they had when I was a kid. My brother was asking about that today, so I am telling the story again. … Continue reading

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When you choose to live based on God’s direction

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When you choose to live based on God’s direction

When you choose to live based on what God says, and not on what others say, you can live with confidence and security built on the rock. He loves you. He has a plan and a path for you. He … Continue reading

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The best ideal of beauty

Our media and society are full of what beautiful is.  But do you know what? Most of them are false, aren’t they? If our eyes saw souls, hearts, devotion, and constancy ~ instead of the outer shell, we would see … Continue reading

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Grit: it is one of the big topics

What are the keys to success? Oh there are so many. There are even many different definitions of success, aren’t there? Grit, though, is the topic of of Amanda Duckworth’s book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Grit includes … Continue reading

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At work and at rest: Harmony

It isn’t just work life balance. We do hear that all the time, don’t we? As if we can do one then the other sequentially and within our control. I will tell you this: it is the harmony and timing … Continue reading

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Milestones, Stepping Stones, Millstones

I was thinking about milestones in life. Author Gail Sheedy used to call some of them Passages. On a trip, or when doing a difficult hike, or in sales targets in the case of a sales person, there are often … Continue reading

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Obliterate Procrastination

I hope that you are each doing well today. This week is busy for me, as I am guessing it is for many of you. Today I was thinking about a mountain of undone tasks. I stepped back, did some … Continue reading

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Good Courage

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 I love this verse. What strikes me this morning are … Continue reading

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Quotes: Mackay’s Morals

Quotes by Harvey Mackay from his columns “No one is as important as all of us” “Gratitude should be a continuous attitude” “Killing time isn’t murder; it’s suicide.” “Hidden talents don’t have to be huge, but the results can be.” … Continue reading

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Run your own race:When can you be secure?

Our hearts do yearn for happiness and joy. Granted, financial success or worldly success is not what I am really writing about. I am writing about deeper happiness. Do you at times feel scared or worried about the present or … Continue reading

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Exactly Where You Are

Do you know what? Sometimes we get so busy with our endless plans, task lists, prioritizing, etcetera that we get to thinking that we are not worthy of love, respect, or consideration until we tick those things off. It is … Continue reading

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I Believe – By Judy Cerabora

I believe in the wind for it whispers love. I believe in the stars for they shine endlessly into the night. I believe in myself because I’m worth believing in. I believe in life for from it all good things … Continue reading

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When we have Rubicon moments

Do you remember the movie 1776? At one point John Adams is singing about crossing the Rubicon. He is talking about those no turning back moments. Sometimes we reach those points, I think. I have had so many life altering … Continue reading

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Happy Friday ~ How is your week going?

Hey there! I hope your week is going well. Can you believe that spring is just around the corner? Those of you living in cold weather states haven’t seen many signs of spring, yet. The emphasis is on the yet. … Continue reading

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Who has the key to your day?

Have you ever misplaced your car keys or house key? Usually you discover you misplaced them when you are trying to head out the door with no time to spare. BWhen you encounter others, what do you prefer to see?

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Lenten Resolution to Bring Joy

As Lent begins, I find myself reminiscing. I think back on the giants who shaped me, and the giants who shaped them. it is said that we stand on the shoulders of the prior generation. That is true. We do … Continue reading

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Happy March

Hello dear ones! It has been too long once again since I have written. For the past year, I signed on with a health coach, lost 50 pounds, kept it off, became a certified health coach, continued tutoring, helped multiple … Continue reading

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Rubicon Moments

I don’t know if you are familiar with the movie 1776. In that movie, John Adams sings a song and mentions crossing the Rubicon and commitment. It is a powerful moment. He is referring to those point of no return, … Continue reading

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Transformational Journey

I have been considering life and the multiple phases of life. It is easy to forget that each day is a gift, isn’t it? We get busy. We make our lists. We either get busy accomplishing, or we procrastinate. I … Continue reading

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