Category: discipline

When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”

The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I’d not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The “black cloud” of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I

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Epic fail….boy did I ever miss my target!

  Eleven times!  Thus far this YEAR! That is the actual amount of times I went to the YMCA near my neighborhood.  My goal was 3 times a week starting in January. That makes me hundreds short of my goal. I knew it was bad, but I had no idea I was that far off.

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Distractions can be dangerous….

] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. “OK everyone, let’s keep the main thing the main thing.” Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and

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Is God “good?” One question at a time….

Is God “good?” It was a defining moment. Though I’d been a Christian for years, the question loomed in my mind for days. “Do you believe in the Goodness of God?” 

The pastor even made the statement that if in all of our Biblical knowledge and years of study we still doubted the “goodness” of

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No more Bible studies? What about you?

It was definitely a defining moment. I counted over 52 competed Bible studies! Before you make any assumptions, please know that I’m not bragging. Becoming a Christian for me came much later in life. I was “saved” numerous times throughout my childhood. But it wasn’t until my 30’s that I got serious. All of those

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I-contact or eye contact?

Becoming a grandmother has been an amazing journey. Our sweet Nessa is adorable, sweet, and from her I’m learning so much. Watching her mom and dad learn the joy of being parents is fun to watch. She changes so much everyday! She is almost 4 months old. Within the first few weeks I noticed something

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Why you can’t “make it happen…”

  I’ve seen countless people working so hard to “make things happen.” I’ve been guilty myself of getting in a hurry to spring into action with my latest crazy idea. Worthy causes, great people, even better innovative ideas. Yet until God is clearly moving in our midst,  we are best to wait. Read a great

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This way to better health….

It really does only take one solid decision to change everything. Many people go on diets and completely wreck their self control. If that works for you, great! Keep at it. When I’m struggling with my diet, I just make one definitive decision for that week.  By giving up one thing, it keeps me mindful

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Dear Christian, this is NOT how to win the world…..

Few things make me angrier than when someone in the Body of Christ “falls” or sins and other Christians begin to attack. I’ve seen it numerous times but recently I could not contain my frustration. Seems someone somewhere had determined Beth Moore was no longer fit to be amongst their options for Bible study authors

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The real reason people shop online…

Outside is my happy place, that is unless it’s cold. Part of my fun is critters. Koi pond, bird feeders and one of my favorites, baby turtles. For the last couple of years, I’ve bought my turtles from a traveling reptile exhibit. For those 2 years, I’ve consistently marked it on my calendar, traveled the

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