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Just You And I

My fabulous hubby and I haven’t been away together without our children since September, 2007. THREE AND A HALF YEARS. We’ve enjoyed time alone together on occasional dates here and there, but a trip alone? Well, not in a while. But I’m happy to announce that 45 days from today will be a different story. We will be flying to spend six days together in Napa Valley and San Francisco. I hear it’s still chilly…

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Obedience

Does anyone really like that word? My children certainly don’t because it’s usually in a sentence that goes a little something like this: Obedience is quickly and cheerfully doing what your parents have asked. Webster defines the word obey: to follow the commands or guidance of; to conform to or comply with. That definition just sent chills up some of your spines. Those of you who like to buck the system and go against the…

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Regret

I’m a fairly positive person. Not saying that I don’t have days where everything seems to go awry because I certainly do have those kinds of days. Instead of focusing on the things I don’t have or can’t get or can’t do, I focus on the blessings in my life.┬áBut there is one thing in my life that I wish I had learned about before now. Fasting. I’m not talking about the kind of fasting…

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Sacrifice

I read this recently from Oswald Chambers (December 9th): Beware of refusing to go to the funeral of your own independence.┬áThe natural life is not spiritual, and it can be made spiritual only through sacrifice. My pastor often says that sacrifice is giving up something you love for something you love more. A pretty simple definition, if you ask me. And to the point. I know we all make sacrifices. The sacrifices of some, such…

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Patience Indeed

Webster defines the word patient as bearing pains or trials calmly or without complain. That’s a pretty good definition, I think. My friend, Robin, taught her children about patience years ago and used the phrase, “patience is waiting without complaining.” I know how to wait. I’m 40 years old and have done a lot of waiting in my life. I am just now seeing the beginning fruits of my book-writing journey that started over six…

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