Category Archives: Practical Life

“Oh, be careful little eyes…”

I used to sing the song to my kids, “Oh, be careful little eyes what you see…” It would remind me every time I turned on the TV or radio that they were also ingesting whatever I was playing. It … Continue reading

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IN everything… FOR everything

Be thankful is a clear mandate in God’s Word! Besides who is to be thankful I’ve been pulling verses to help me know: when and what for and how and where to be thankful… Who gives thanks? Paul’s Prayer (in … Continue reading

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He Does Restore!

I waited so long… 7 years in-fact. Not as long as some, but it sure felt long to me. My “right hand, little brain (-before smart phones), organizing-helper” pushed away somewhere around 16 years old. It was, as they say, … Continue reading

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Be still

I took a nice long walk this morning, talking to God. Thankful for blessings, amazed over answers to prayer and frustrated that some issues continue… after years. I thought of the role of the prodigal’s father- watching, waiting. I think … Continue reading

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Free to Enjoy!

Fasting weekly for “Freedom Friday’s” has brought some great revelations and insights. My friend Bobbi (who fasts along with me) and I have been amazed to see God consistently give us each a weekly word to focus on. Many times … Continue reading

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Free to love my country

How interesting it has been to travel to other lands and meet people who love their countries. They are so proud to show us around and quick to tell us why their land is wonderful. We hear political discussions and … Continue reading

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Free of Anger

Last blog, I wrote about discovering that I was really angry at one time… and a book that helped me change. But there were also buffers I set up for myself. Simple guides to ensure I would not go back … Continue reading

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Serving Together

It’s been a few years now since our “big move” in 2014. Life changed overnight when we put our home of 15 years 💔 on the market to live with and care for my parents until they went to be … Continue reading

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At 52, What’s New?

I haven’t written in a while about exercise, nutrition and health. I’m 5 solid months into my new year and feeling strong. In January I was still running about 3x a week with weight lifting on other days. I also … Continue reading

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Gumball parenting

I remember begging my mom for a penny or even better, a nickel to buy a big gumball. That was the reward for going grocery shopping with her. Isles and isles of decisions and conversations with strangers. 😂 -sounds familiar. … Continue reading

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