Holding on for Dear Life

I was surprised to find that the definition of tenacious found in Webster’s discusses the idea of holding fast or clinging to something.  This idea conjures up a picture of a 2-year-old at day care drop off who refuses to let go of his mother.  Maybe you never had a child behave like this, but […]

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Can You Hear It?

Morning prayer times on my screened-in porch in Louisiana are some of my favorite memories. It was easily my favorite room in our home here. Since the love bugs that littered it last summer when I wrote about My Messy Friends haven’t yet returned and most of the thick yellow pollen that coated it in April […]

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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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