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Learning to Shift our Focus

Learning to Shift our Focus

Dear Friends, In this small world of blogging and writing I have met some wonderful people.  Abby McDonald is one of them. I’m not sure when we came across each others writing path but it’s been a few years and my life is enriched by knowing her, even if it’s just through our writing and … Continue reading

How To Find Rest When We’re Worn Out

How To Find Rest When We’re Worn Out

After a long exhausting day, I lit a candle and settled in for a quiet evening. Weariness from the day weighed on my mind and too many things pulled for my attention. There were too many needs for one soul to meet or carry alone. Some days, it’s all too much and we can’t get … Continue reading

Quitting Before We Get Started

Quitting Before We Get Started

In middle school. I ran track. I wasn’t very good. I know this because my coach always placed me third on the relay team. He also put me in long distance, which didn’t work out and hurdles scared me. Besides shot put and long jump, sprinting was my other option. For one particular race I … Continue reading

Wrapping Up Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve. The gifts are wrapped, the baking is done and the stockings are stuffed. I’m feeling pretty good about just sitting back and relaxing for the next few days. This has been a crazy couple of months.  October through December are always full with scheduled events and added work but this years little … Continue reading

In Our Race, We Don’t Run Alone

In Our Race, We Don’t Run Alone

Dear friends, Last month was our daughter’s birthday. Birthdays are a big deal in our family. The big day begins with breakfast in bed, enjoying your favorite donut, bagel or muffin topped with a candle and birthday wishes sung off key. Lunch is at a place of your choosing and then dinner is your favorite … Continue reading

Fight for Joy

Fight for Joy

Dear Friends, Have you ever felt negativity pounding at your thoughts and your head hurting from the bombardment? I have. Every direction I turned a thought, word spoken or attitude seemed to come at me until I felt buried under the bricks of negativity. I felt beaten down and exhausted. The ugliness of negativity kept … Continue reading