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Favor and Grace – September 17 Inspiration

Favor and Grace – September 17 Inspiration

Favor and grace. You have likely asked someone to do you a favor–or probably had someone ask you to do a favor. Have you thought about what the word ‘favor’ actually means? According to the online dictionary, ‘favor’ is “an act of kindness beyond what is due or usual.”  The definition of ‘grace‘ encompasses the concept of favor: “an act of free and unmerited favor.” It seems favor and grace are excellent actions we should embrace in our own lives,…

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Catching Up from Labor Day Weekend Stay-cation — Thoughts from September 5

Catching Up from Labor Day Weekend Stay-cation — Thoughts from September 5

Labor Day weekend “stay-cation” — As I mentioned in my previous post, hubby Dave and I have been on a “stay-cation” over the past few days, just doing some day trips to wrap up our summer. Yesterday, September 5, we went to one of our favorite seafood restaurants and then spent some time at the ocean, walking along the shore and in the water. Something about the ocean always reminds me of God’s power and majesty… and yet, in the…

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YOU Are NOT Useless or Hopeless – August 9 Inspiration

YOU Are NOT Useless or Hopeless – August 9 Inspiration

You, reading this post today: you are NOT useless or hopeless–you are loved and you matter. No matter what you have done or not done, what your past is like, or where you are today in your life, you should know how special and precious your life is. {{Hugs!!}} Here is your inspiration for this Tuesday… “God chooses what the world throws away as useless. There are no hopeless cases, no useless people in God’s eyes. Each of us is…

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Rule of Happiness #12 – Pursue a Dream – July 24 Inspiration

Rule of Happiness #12 – Pursue a Dream – July 24 Inspiration

Do you focus solely on the present, or do you have dreams for the future? Do you live each day with purpose, working on completing an objective or goal toward eventual fulfillment of your dreams?     We are up to #12 of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness. Here are #1 – #11 in case you have missed any: Rule #1: Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself Rule #2: Be Grateful Rule #3: Say Yes More Rule # 4: Follow Your…

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Rule of Happiness #11 – Love More – July 23 Inspiration

Rule of Happiness #11 – Love More – July 23 Inspiration

This is a verse I’ve heard many times during my life: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:8).”  Extending love to those around us, even when it’s difficult, even when we may not necessarily like someone or may not appreciate their  behavior or life choices, is still the greatest way to achieve happiness. When we allow someone to steal our happiness because we dwell on whatever misery that…

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Rules of Happiness #5 – Learn to Let Go – July 17 Inspiration

Rules of Happiness #5 – Learn to Let Go – July 17 Inspiration

Happy third Sunday in July!! How’s the weather in your part of the world? We’ve had a few days of very humid weather, and it looks like more is on the way (“heat dome” is what I’ve read – not looking forward to that!) As a person with asthma, I have difficulty breathing on these days when the air is so heavy! I actually enjoyed doing the grocery shopping in the air-conditioned store (no AC at home), and then picking…

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