Saturday Confession: Sometimes I Cry Myself to Sleep

I’ve blogged for the better part of seven years. In the ever-changing cyberworld that’s like 100 years. For the most part when I communicate with a reader two things stand out when they summarize me. I love chocolate. I’m transparent. That’s success to me because it’s the brand I’ve quietly built over the years. You might not remember my name but you recall that author that loves chocolate. The one…

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A Call to Praise Blog Hop Starts Today by Jennifer Slattery

Julie’s Note: This post first appeared at Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud. I’m a firm believer in the power of praise. When I’m sad, anxious, or upset, nothing lifts my heart quite like singing praises to my Heavenly Father. I think there are many reasons for this, perhaps the most important of which being that it centers my heart and mind in God’s peace-giving, ever-loving presence. As some of you…

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Thankful: It’s Hard to Pick Just One by Jill Barlow

In the beginning of 2013, I felt led to start my own blog. I wrote about God, but nothing in particular. I also ended up going through a divorce that year, which completely changed my life. I was married for 19 years. I was a stay at home mom for a great deal of that time. The last 3 years had been dedicated to my three children, because we pulled…

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Thankful: A Choice We Make by Martha Rogers

Being thankful is a choice we make. Rather than complaining about what we don’t have, we chose to be thankful for what we do have. Paul said it best in Philippians 4:13: “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” NIV I am thankful for life. Twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with…

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Thankful: Our Kind Father by Fay Lamb

I have to admit that when it comes to thankfulness, I am not the poster child God would use. I often fail to rest in thanksgiving for all that He has bestowed. Oh, my. Every breath I take comes from Him. As I look over the last year, I find that I am most thankful for His long suffering. You see, I’m like the child that does whatever she wants…

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Sabbath Sunday: But, God.

When I first took this picture, I smiled thinking about the other leaves and how inferior they must feel around this big yellow leaf in the middle. and that reminded me of a story. About a huge giant who laughed as he slayed solider after soldier from the Israelites who dared fight him. But, David. Look at the tiny leaf that is at 11:00/top left in the picture. The leaf…

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