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Every Wednesday, join our community conversation over on the podcast. To keep the conversation going, on Thursday’s, you’ll find additional resources, pdf’s, short videos, and links to articles/sites mentioned in the podcast, right here on the blog. By combining the spoken + written word, you’ll find yourself becoming stronger than ever!

What makes you smile?

What makes you smile?

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” -Mother Teresa Her smile lit up the room. As I walked across the yoga studio floor, I felt drawn to this beautiful young woman. "Your face is radiant," I said. "Simply...

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It’s Never Too Late

“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” -Dr. Seuss   Dr. Seuss's lyrical words ring true, don't they? In the blink of an eye, I'm in my late...

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Lessons from a Jellyfish!

"The Devil's brain is prolific with plans. He has many ways of doing many things. Perhaps he has many ways of doing each thing. With him nothing is stereotyped. He never runs in ruts. Fruitful, diverse, and ever fresh is his way of doing things. Indirect, cunning, and...

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Toes in the Water

"Our everyday environment seduces, taunts, and rages against the Christ-life within us. Without concentrated, deliberate action on our part to nourish our spiritual life, the oncoming tide wears away the undergirding foundation of our faith. To stanch the flow, to...

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What would you call your beach retreat?

"Every sunset creates a new dawn."  For over twenty years, my husband and I have been coming to the OUTER BANKS of North Carolina for rest and recovery. One of our favorite things to do is to look at the signs posted in front of beach houses. You know, the sandblasted...

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Because one graduation isn’t enough . . .

  Wow! Wasn't prepared for the powerful emotion of two children graduating at once. In my mind, I knew I had twins graduating high school, but my heart was completely taken off guard. Seeing them standing side-by-side, in cap and gown, opened a deep well of nostalgia,...

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One down, Two to go!

Graduation day is tough for adults.  They go to the ceremony as parents.  They come home as contemporaries.  After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.  ~Erma Bombeck I love Erma Bombeck's sense of humor. And, the truth in between the humor. On an...

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Take the Risk to Blossom

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Tomorrow, my first born, Candace, walks the Lawn at The University of Virginia, receiving her undergraduate degree in English Language/Literature. Wasn't it...

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Lord Have Mercy

 Lord have mercy on China. Lord have mercy on our brothers and sisters in China, Myanmar, Chile, the Midwest and the East Coast (which has been ravaged by tornados). As news reports flood my mind with devastating photos and videos, dire need and faces painted with...

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Two women who found new feathers for their empty nest!

  Last Saturday, five days after a strong F3Tornado ravaged my hometown of Suffolk, Virginia, I had the privilege of working with Disaster Relief Teams at my local church. One imparticular, Disaster Relief Virginia, sponsored a LAUNDRY TRUCK. At the helm of this...

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The Biggest Risk is the Unknown

When my heart is overwhelmed, I have to turn to God. His word becomes a sanctuary for my troubled soul. As I watch the news this Tuesday morning, I stare in disbelief that Suffolk, Virginia is the lead story. Who in the world could have imagined this type of tornadic...

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