When Opportunities Wear Disguises

When Opportunities Wear Disguises

Who doesn’t jump at a great opportunity? Friends invite us to a concert. A job opens that fits our skills and seems to be an answer to prayer. The house we’ve admired comes on the market. We respond and shout “Yes!”. Those events are common opportunities that put a smile on our face, but what about those we don't recognize?  I think some...

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Labor: Work and More

Labor: Work and More

The first Monday in September is designated as a federal holiday, Labor Day.  Ironically, a day that honors labor, is a holiday and a day off from it. The long weekend to mark the end of summer recreation and the start of school, is often used as one last hurrah and a time for picnics, parades, and fun. Congress declared the national...

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Reading to Kids: Amazing Benefits

Reading to Kids: Amazing Benefits

Guest post by Jill Lord I met Jill Lord at a writers’ conference several years ago. Last May, she wore out the carpet in a large auditorium at Blue Ridge Mountains ChristianWriters Conference running up to the stage receiving awards for her children’s picture books . As the school year begins, my mind goes back to sending daughters to school....

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Good morning: Prayer

Good morning: Prayer

and the winner is.... Good morning! I’m so glad many of you found last week’s post on prayer helpful and encouraging. Crickett's study book is one that will stir your heart and rethink the awesome gift of prayer. As promised, I drew a winner for Crickett Keith's book...well, my grandson drew the name from all who responded with a comment. The...

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Words with a Friend

Words with a Friend

If you’re on Facebook, you are familiar with “Words with Friends”. If not, it’s like Scrabble. You can play the game on your phone with friends hundreds of miles away or with an electronic challenger. You can even play a solo game to enhance your skills. Last week, a friend I’ve known for decades flew in to visit. In the course of our...

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Selfies: “When” Thinking is Distorted

Selfies: “When” Thinking is Distorted

My three daughters and I live in three different states. When we’re together, we take pictures to commemorate our time. I often make a photobook of our reunion and place other photos in albums I keep for my grands. Occasionally, the four of us are off somewhere together and the only way to take a picture is to take a selfie. We do our best,...

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“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

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