Shiny Shell with a Mission

My husband and I recently took our boys on their first beach vacation. We could only fit in a couple of days, but it was so worth the 7 hour drive to see them running in the sand, jumping waves, exploring and taking an interest in one of my favorite things to do at the […]

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Emphatically Empathetic

By helping others, you ultimately help yourself.  Who doesn’t get a rush from knowing they filled a need in the life of a friend?  Helping others can even has great health benefits according to the Huffington Press article 19 Healthy Reasons to Help Others.  Feel good chemicals, like oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin are released by […]

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Words of Wisdom

The Survivors Club article listed intelligence, or the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge, as one of the key characteristic of survivors.  Being intelligent gives people the ability to solve problems.  I can see how having a knack for learning could give you the ability to survive in any number of sticky situations, but to […]

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Go with the Flow

Flow calls to mind an image of a gentle stream meandering through the country side.  Can you picture it?  I would like to imagine my life like that, the stream is God’s path for me and I float peacefully down it resting calmly in the inner tube of God’s faithfulness.  How idyllic if life were truly like that, but not many of us can […]

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Training Plans

In Survivor!: Part II, I wrote that one of the characteristics survivors share is not just faith that God exists, but a firm belief that He has a plan for their lives. The goal of that plan is heaven for each and every one of us.  He has provided the guarantee of that through His Son […]

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Hone Your Instincts

Survivors! have good instincts.  They have a sixth sense about how or when danger may be on the horizon.  I would argue that eternal Survivors in Christ have a God Instinct.  They are in tune with God on such a personal level that they can determine His will in their lives, and are willing to follow His leading. If you read Road […]

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