Personal Development Category

One Dollar Integrity Lesson

  Recently my family and I made a trip to the grocery store to gather supplies for the next week’s meals and take advantage of the sales of the week. We checked out and loaded the many bags into the back of the van. Before leaving the parking lot, I make a habit of checking […]

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Embracing Autumn: Dying to Live Again

Harvest. The time is nearly here. And when you live deep in the heart of an Iowa cornfield, it is especially hard not to notice. There is a marked chill in the air and the corn stalks wave valiantly in stunning shades of gold. Change is coming. Summer colors fade as a majestic show of […]

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YOU are His Passion

  What are you passionate about?  What sets your soul on fire? This thought runs through my head often.   I adore my job, and I’m quite passionate about it.  At the same time, there is nothing on this earth that I am more passionate about than my husband and children.  My love and devotion […]

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Have You Seen Him?

When Daniel was twenty, he gave his heart away to a young woman named Audrey. His first glimpse of her was during the bus ride home after returning from service in the Korean War. She was sitting near the front of the bus, and he couldn’t stop looking at her. At first he thought she […]

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Texting For Jesus

Musings ~ I am reading scripture, meditating, writing thoughts in a journal, using phone apps to support study, texting encouragements, verses, and prayer requests, including praying for others. O Lord, what a privilege.   God’s Living Word ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11- I cannot emphasize how valuable the entire chapter is. It is full of God’s […]

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Who Is A Survivor?

Who is a survivor? Is it just someone who has been through a tragic event and against all odds has miraculously survived and possibly even flourished? Is it someone who has beat cancer? Is is someone who has faced death and lived? When I think of survivor I think of all the things that have […]

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What’s In It For Me?

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23 (NLT) Sometimes it’s easy to get off track on the road of life. Society is inundated with “rights” and entitlement. Walking across the room to pick up something someone else left doesn’t make any sense; […]

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How to Be a Mom

I was scrolling through Pinterest looking at ideas for a project when I saw a title that stopped my finger from scrolling further down. It said How to be a Good Mom. I thought, “huh, that’s interesting. I had no idea there was a special formula for this. Wish someone would have told me sixteen […]

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Faith and Football

There is nothing more amazing to watch than my kids in everything they do.  I have a household full of busy bodies and they all love to be involved with different activities.  This past summer I enjoyed over 80 games of baseball and softball, several concerts, different sports camps and sadly, numerous visits to the […]

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On Your Back: A Survivor’s Guide

In the Spring of I-don’t-know-what-year, my man came home from work and announced that his co-worker had a box full of baby painted turtles that her son had rescued and they were looking for homes for them. I said no. He asked me again before heading back to work the next morning. I said no. […]

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