Personal Development Category

No Happiness

The alarm  sounded at 4 am. I woke up to this feeling of being completely lost. It wasn’t because of a strange dream or prior conversation. I just felt unaware of what I was really doing with my life and emotional well being. I don’t know exactly when I lost my happiness, but it was […]

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Being Intentional In A New Season

My husband and I officially became emptynesterers in August of 2016 when our youngest left for college.  We have two sons and they are only 18 months apart and have always been just a grade apart in school. Which, yes, means exactly what you are thinking . . . they both left our home within […]

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Still Encouraging You: A Message from the President

All things new… To really get into the deep conversation of it all, we are so busy. You know exactly what I mean. You are busy too. You have families, friends, ministry, jobs, and the list continues. I wish I could tell you that I my every day is completely focused on just Titus II […]

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The Greatest of These – A Mother’s Love

To be honest, if you knew my mom, you probably wouldn’t describe her as one of those overly cheerful, bubbly, doting moms that shower her kids with constant words of love.  You would never accuse her of leaving loving notes on the bathroom mirror, or in my lunch box.  You know the ones, the folded […]

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Seasoned With Salt

Potato Chips! Many of us like potato chips. You open a bag, reach in and pull one out, maybe 2, or even a handful. The instant you put one in your mouth, it leads to the next, and if not careful you could end up eating the whole bag before you know it. The amount […]

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Shedding the Baggage

Hello again, accountability partners! You miiiggghhhttt remember me from two years ago. Here’s a brief excerpt to catch you up if you weren’t an avid follower of this publication at the time: “I’ve made resolutions for years with varying degrees of effort; both in forming them and in following through. The one thing I’ve never […]

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CORINNE’S GARDEN : Harbinger’s of Joy

  “ Old Fashioned Living recalls that Louisa May Alcott wrote about May Basket Day in New England in her 1880 children’s book Jack and Jill. From Alcott’s story:  “such laughing, whistling, flying about of flowers and friendly feeling—it was almost a pity that May-day did not come oftener.”[1] My first encounter with May Day was May 1980 […]

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Faith Supplements and Soul Stretching Exercises

Our culture is fixated on exercise and a healthy dose of daily supplements.   It is a good fixation as the human body can decline rapidly – especially mine!   I was watching my public television annual membership drive. They were featuring Classical Stretch – Age Reversing Workouts[1] Now just because you think I am older and […]

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Bobble Bobble

I bought some silly sweet-scented markers that have large happy looking emoji bobble heads for caps. They were to be included in a “thank you” gift for my volunteers at church, and I was going to include a card on them that said something like: You add joy to the sweet blessing of serving the […]

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Focus

My title at church is worship pastor. This position makes me responsible for many elements of Sunday morning. The tech booth, the instruments, the vocalists, projection and the like all fall under my umbrella. We recently moved into a brand new sanctuary. We moved from 350 seats to 650. The first time on the new […]

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