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Another Reason to Change Your “Boss”

May 7, 2015
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So often I find myself at my computer looking like this woman…coffee in hand, boredom on my face, and really doing nothing productive at all.  I’m not even sure how it happens.  Sometimes, I just find myself scrolling through worthless information or meaningless content. What about you?  How much time do you waste scrolling through … Read more

3 Reasons to Change Your “Boss”

May 4, 2015
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Maybe your boss is like Steve Carell from “The Office” ~ funny, incompetent, easy to manipulate… Or maybe your boss is like Kevin Spacey in “House of Cards” ~ self-serving, corrupt, controlling… Or, maybe your boss a woman like Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” ~ forceful, demanding, demeaning … Or maybe your boss is awesome … Read more

Are You a Dripping Faucet?

April 22, 2015
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Have you ever had this problem?  Have you ever had a sink that went … drip…drip…drip… So, you got the wrench and you tightened everything you could see to tighten on that sink.  But…drip…drip…drip… Arrgghhh!  A dripping faucet is so annoying ~ right?  How many of you have nagged your husband to PLEASE fix that … Read more

What if YOU had an Appointment with GOD?

April 20, 2015
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I like to change my hair color quite a bit, so before I leave the salon I always book another appointment with my stylist.  Getting my teeth cleaned is a necessary torture, so I make that appointment every six months.  I just had an appointment to have a mammogram because I am “that age” (whatever!). … Read more

Are You Surrounded? Maybe It’s Time to Surrender.

April 14, 2015
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Do you remember when you were a kid and you would crouch down to get a closer look at something that caught your eye?  Or maybe you now have kids of your own and they are always slowing you down by stopping to look, pick something up, touch something you were passing by. The photo … Read more

What Would You Choose ~ Wisdom or Wealth?

April 9, 2015
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   Can you imagine someone offering you this choice: two uninterrupted hours with your Bible or a handful of jewels?  Which would you choose? For a very long time, the pursuit of wealth dominated my life.  I wasn’t really striving for jewels, or fancy cars, or even a house in Scottsdale, but rather for financial security.  I was … Read more

7 Reasons to Shout 4 Ways to Change Lives

April 7, 2015
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Imagine sitting down to play a board game for the first time, but the other players keep telling you different rules and different ways to play the game.  You wouldn’t know what to do.  If you are as short-fused as me, you’re likely to get up from the table and simply walk away.  Their confusion and … Read more

3 Ideas to “Let it Go!”

April 1, 2015
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Ok, stop signing the Frozen song…I know you were, but now it’s time to get into God’s Word!  Last week we talked about how hurrying can lead us to make mistakes.  Today, our Wisdom Wednesday is a bit of a turn on the fact that most of us do hurry through life. As I was reading … Read more

How You Can Choose Faith, Not Fear

March 31, 2015
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This picture is our son, Ethan, during the summer when he was five.  You can’t tell by the picture how high he is, but let this Mom tell you that my heart was racing.  It was a little bit dangerous. But…I let him climb.  And…I prayed.  Since we lost Austin to something as mundane as strep … Read more

Mighty Monday ~ What to do When Life Gives You a Sucker Punch ~ Part 1

March 16, 2015
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This is a picture of me being goofy at our family reunion last summer.  The question I get asked most often is, “how do you do it?”  You see, at this reunion we would be missing my brother, Jeff, who died in a car accident in 1989, when he was 23.  And, more recently, in 2008, … Read more