Category: Positive Change

Living Your Purpose

Have you ever wondered, “What is the purpose of life?” or more specifically, “What is my purpose?”I know I have, and I hear many others voice the same questions. I have also heard:• You were made for a purpose• Find your purpose• Your purpose guides everything you do• Your purpose is the one thing you…
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Patterns and Paths

On a recent beach getaway, I noticed the patterns in the sand, left by waves and the footprints. I took this picture because I knew I wanted to use it as a blog topic at some point. Today is that day. There are many patterns in our lives—some set by nature, some by others, and…
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Our biggest stressors: Time & Money

FIVE hours to run kids around, do any housework or yardwork, help kids with homework, do something fun with the family, relax, get ready for the next day and bed. That’s a “typical” day for an adult.  Sure there are some tweaks there. Less sleep  +2hrs Fast or frozen food +30min Work longer  +2hrs The…
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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I bet you know someone who is often talking about what they are going to do – and yet… they aren’t doing it.  We all know people like this.  The person who talks about Wanting to lose weight – yet, they sit on the couch eating candy Wanting to save money or be debt free…
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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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