Do You Deliberately Establish Your Intentions?

Do You Deliberately Establish Your Intentions?

Set Your Intentions Deliberately     So we’re into the first half of a new month, approaching a new season, and nearly into the last quarter of 2018… already!  I thought I would repeat a timely post regarding setting or establishing our direction intentionally, not just with a “whatever will be will be” attitude. It also fits well with this being Women with Intention Wednesday, which I blogged about on my other blog (check it out HERE).      …

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Have You Explored the Motives of Your Heart?

Have You Explored the Motives of Your Heart?

What are your motives?     Happy first Sunday After Labor Day (for those in the USA)! Does it feel possible that we have already passed the summer-ending/fall-beginning holiday of Labor Day? Hubby Dave and I have been disoriented about what day it is since having the 3-day weekend a week ago! But I did just realize today is Grandparents Day, and hubby and I are blessed to have four adorable granddaughters … so far!       So onto…

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Have You Considered Life’s 3 Cs?

Have You Considered Life’s 3 Cs?

Life’s 3 Cs: Challenges, Choices, Consequences       I receive these devotional thoughts in my email every morning from Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries. I thought I would share this one for today’s inspiration. This is an excerpt from the Daily Devotions by Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries:   “What you decide to eat for lunch and what you decide to wear don’t have long-lasting repercussions in life. But there are other decisions that are very important,…

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Seasons of Change and Growth

Seasons of Change and Growth

  ~~ ‘Tis the Season… for Change and Growth ~~     I missed blogging yesterday due to other obligations, so in an effort to keep going and not quit, I’m browsing past posts  and selecting some that seem relevant to share again as we enter this month that heralds a change of seasons. I hope this one speaks to you and proves helpful and encouraging!     I am thankful when change leads to growth! It’s not always pleasant–think…

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Rest If You Must, But Do Not Quit!

Rest If You Must, But Do Not Quit!

Don’t You Quit!     I am so thankful, by the grace of God, that I held onto my faith in God and His divine inspiration to NOT quit my doctoral journey over the 7 1/2 years it took to cross that finish line!  I felt like it so many times, but now I’m on the other side of the finish line, with a sense of relief and satisfaction–and a bit of shock–that I really completed that journey last year…

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Stay Calm and Stay in the Present

Stay Calm and Stay in the Present

Stay Calm and Stay in the Present!   The levels of stress in the world today seem worse than ever, with natural disasters, crimes of violence, and so many other events that increase our anxiety and ability to cope. Anxiety and stress are dangerous for our health in all areas–physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. According to WebMD, stress occurs when we face “continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges.” In addition, stress “can lead to physical symptoms including headaches,…

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