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The Pressure to be Perfect

The Pressure to be Perfect

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...

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I found it!

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs094/1102126619851/archive/1102185910061.html  I finally found the perfect little "I AM" box! After searching high and low, I happened upon this little box while shopping in a new Hallmark store near my house. As I ambled from...

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Calling Back

This past May, I was asked to share at the Bridal Luncheon of Patrick Cunningham and his now wife, Kate. Patrick and my oldest, Candace, were best friends in high school. What an amazing opportunity to "call back" and sow into their marriage and ministry (Patrick is...

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Can you tell what I’m passionate about?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, this one sure is! Here I am, husband in the background, talking to our eldest, Candace, last Friday night. Skype is the way to go. . .for sure! Seeing her face on video. . . well, it made me a little happy! Can you...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Fly!

(While visiting Prague, my daughter, Candace, took this beautiful picture of my favorite flower in the whole wide world. This particular trip was very special for her, considering her maternal great-grandparents immigrated from Czech. to America  when they were...

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Steel of Rememberance

We are told to remember. Psalm 105: 1-9 says, "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;        make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him;        tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name;        let the hearts of...

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The 12 Days of Orientation

  It's been 12 days since I said goodbye to Grant. In preparing for this last goodbye, I left the week after this final farewell to my three Tuesdays in August—blank. I knew I would need some breathing room. Time to work through the disorientation of an empty house....

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All the birds have flown away!

Ambiguity— that sense of doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention. Placing the adjective delicious before ambiguity might seem like an oxymoron. But, I completely understand why Gilda Radner may have written it that way. So often, in our modern, rushed,...

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Five Balls in the Air

"Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them—work, family, health, friends, and spirit—and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But...

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And then there was one. . .

 "A daughter may outgrow her mother's lap, but she will never outgrow her mother's heart." Brooke and her two new roomies! Finally, time to breathe. Not alot of time, though, as one more bird needs help packing before he flies from the nest this Tuesday. The last...

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And then there were two. . .

  "God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand.    I'm an open book to you;       even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking.    You know when I leave and when I get back;       I'm never out of your sight.    You know everything I'm going to say...

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