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100 New Feathers for My Empty Nest

"Experts define empty nest syndrome as a collection of symptoms including sadness, loneliness and/or grief experienced by parents whose children come of age and leave home. Unfortunately, because the empty nest syndrome is not a clinical diagnosis, there are few...

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

 Courage is just fear holding on a minute longer. -Kathryn A. Piersall This will be short and sweet. On April 19, I will be leading a workshop at a women's event, Spring Cleaning for the Soul, being held at my local church, Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, ...

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Sleep: Chief Nourisher in Life’s Feast

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast. ~William Shakespeare, Macbeth   Tomorrow at 1:45 pm my sweet daughter, Brooke, will be...

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Flying South

"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown." Denis Waitley  Comfort zones. The very phrase connotes many emotions. Many visuals. Wikipedia...

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Is there a diamond inside that rock?

About a month ago, I came home from a Varsity Basketball Game, where I was watching my daughter, Brooke, cheer. As we were eating a little snack before bedtime, I began fiddling with my wedding ring-only to notice that the diamond was gone! My heart sank. I felt like...

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A Message in the Morning

Tuesday was a hard day. Brooke, my seventeen-year old daughter, was vying for a spot in the Individual Cheer Competition to be held at the Annual Metro Cheer Competition (all the Christian high schools in her conference) on Feb. 23. Five girls on her varsity...

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From Ancient Ruin to Fortress of Faith

An afterword from Janell's first book, "Rock-Solid Families: Transforming an Ordinary Home into a Fortress of Faith". Order your copy today!  “But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge (Psalm 94: 22).”             After a long...

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Two Fathers, Two Daughters

-An excerpt from Janell's new book, "Rock-solid Families: Transform an Ordinary Home into a Fortress of Faith" Bible Reading: Luke 9:23-25 "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his...

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Welcome to my blog!

I knew this year was going to be very interesting. As the mother of a college senior and twin high school seniors, I have ventured into a vast ocean of undiscovered emotions. Just today, I felt a pang deep in my soul, as I reflected on my son's decision to attend...

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