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Welcome to Thankful Thursday's with Janell & Friends! I met the lovely and powerful Daphne Delay "online" several years ago. We were part of a great group called, "Speaker Chicks," led by Master Mentor, Kathi Lipp. A year or so later, I literally bumped into her...read more
Lesson One: A Handful of Tranquility I've been home from my whirlwind-trip-of-a-lifetime-to-Europe with my husband for almost two months now (whew, long sentence!) And, I admit, it has taken me this long to begin putting into words the life-changing lessons I learned...read more
Psalm 46:1-3 (MSG) "God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shake mountains." I saw this billboard in Dulles...read more
"The secret of a disciple's life is devotion to Jesus Christ, and the characteristic of the life is its unobtrusiveness. It is like a corn of wheat, which falls into the ground and dies, but presently it will spring up and alter the whole landscape" (Oswald Chambers,...read more
It's been a long month and a half. From the looks of my desk, you can see that I have been totally immersed in my graduate work (completing yet another 15 page research paper), completion of grading the research papers of my fourteen home schooled writing students and...read more
My final writing assignment to my HS writing students was to start a blog. They are doing a terrific job. Check out their posts on www.takethetimetowriteitdown.wordpress.com. I wanted to share this one with you because I just love the writer's comment on keeping a...read more
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by...read more
Jump over to www.takethetimetowriteitdown.wordpress.com to read today's post! Blessings!read more
When I clicked on an email today, written by Candace Rose,I was so blessed I wanted to share it with you. She spends a few moments encouraging us, her family, with the words of Psalm 18:29 (NIV): "With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale...read more
This past Sunday, my worship leader, Mark, sang Chris Tomlin's, "I Will Rise." It took by breath away and ministered to a deep place in my heart. I haven't been able to get it out of my mind or off my lips. And, today, images and interviews of Columbine families,...read more
4Word Motion: I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 has been an anchor in my life. I love it in every version: KJV: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." NIV: "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want." The Message: "God, my shepherd! I don't need a thing." New...read more
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