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Reality Check

While cleaning the house before company arrived for Easter break, I had quite a reality check. Apparently, I had a grumpy look on my face because Jim asked me why I was giving him a dirty look.  I assured him I wasn’t. He quipped, “It seems like it.”  I then explained that it was probably…
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This April is Passion Month

This month not only holds the Passion of Christ, but all the things I am passionate about. It seems like every month highlights at least a dozen different causes. I have three things I am passionate about. Military Families Autism Early Education Encouraging others The month of April has (among others)… Autism Awareness Month of…
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Dress yourself with joy

As Christians, I would think we have all heard the comment, “Put on the full armor of God.” This comes from Ephesians 6:10-17.  There are many wonderful Bible studies on these specific verses. However, I recently came across (Psalm 65:12 New Life Version), “The fields of the desert are filled with water. And the hills…
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Lamenting and Hope

Here we are, nearly at the end of the first quarter of 2021, and it still feels a lot like 2020. We continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic with masks and sanitizer, keeping our distance from one another, waiting for a vaccine that may or may not solve the issue. We’re being told by government…
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Has Covid changed your habits?

Someone asked this question the other day, and my answer was a resounding YES. Aside from the apparent mask-wearing, staying six feet apart, not having large gatherings… You know, the things that have been mandated, I have become a hoarder.  Well, maybe not quite that bad. We’ll say stockpiler. I’m sure you recall the toilet…
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Finding Balance

I was, once again, offered a full-time position in special education. I chuckled (because they know I don’t want a full-time job) and told the person, “You know I can’t play pickleball if I work full time.” A discussion about how fun pickleball is followed. I then asked, “Do you play?” Which was followed by…
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It’s a matter of priorities

Often times when I speak with people, whether in a business, social, or personal relationship, it seems that much of their trouble is around priorities.  Some people are trying to do too many things.  Others are frustrated with the way their life has taken over their happiness and sort of sucked it up and out…
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How’s it going so far?

How’s your 2021 starting? Have you been productive? Are you happy?    Not sure how your 2021 has been? Sometimes we are so close to something that we can’t see it clearly. If you’re unsure how your year is going, check in with someone who knows you, your goals, and your dreams. This is where…
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The Failure of Christianity

While going through an Ephesians Bible study and reading the section about how the Jews hated the Gentiles (anyone not Jewish), it was an easy jump to consider the current racial and political divisions in our country.  I was bowled over by John MacArthur’s statement, “Spiritually, a new person in Christ is neither Jew nor…
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Spring will come

We are in the throes of winter, and I am not a fan. It has been unusually cold all up and down the east coast this year. I know there are people who love the winter season. Jim and I grew up in New England and it has always been our goal to move south…
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