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Sending your child off to college

If you're getting ready to bring your child, whether it be your first or your fifth, to college away from home, I'll give you some tips to help you through this time. The Emotions I love my children dearly and I want what's best for them, as I'm sure you do.  Having them attend college away from home is a personal decision. Every family is different and every child within that family is different.  I pray that we are all...

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Exhausted and discouraged?

I have a solution that may help when you're overwhelmed by all you have to do and feeling like you're just spinning your wheels!     Is this you at the end of the day?  Are you exhausted? Are you discouraged?  Do you feel like you're just barely keeping your head above water? Are you asking yourself, "What did I accomplish today"? There is hope!! I have had so many of those days.  I came up with a solution.  It...

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Royal weddings

The Royals Why are we so enamored by the Royal weddings?  All around the world, people are fascinated by Royalty, especially British Royalty.  How many of us watch the Royal weddings?  Do we dream that we are that bride?  Do girls fantasize about being princesses? Do people envy those who are waited on for their every need? I have to admit I love to watch the propriety of it all, the clothes they wear, the protocol they must follow, and...

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A tribute to special mothers

 Mother's Day is a day we get to celebrate and honor mothers. Romans 13:7 says, "Give honor to whom honor is due."  Mothers do deserve honor; the responsibility of raising children is an awesome task and much of the time unappreciated. For those very special mothers of those very special kids I want to especially recognize and salute those incredible mothers that have the privilege of raising and caring for a child with special needs, either with some kind of...

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Movie Review – The Hiding Place

This post may contain affiliate links; which means I may make a commission on an order at no extra cost to you.  See Disclosure policy for details.   Genre - Christian non-fiction, biography, drama Setting - Haarlem, Holland, 1940 Length - 2 hr 30 min Rating - PG   The Hiding Place is a true story set in Holland during the Nazi takeover of Europe during World War II.  It is a gripping account of a patriotic, Christian family that...

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It’s Spring! Why we need to get outside in the sun

  God's word says many things about the seasons.  Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, verse 1 says,  "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven".  The bible uses seasons to serve as a metaphor for our lives.  Spring is my favorite season because it represents growth and the springing up of new things! If you live in the northern half of the United States, you know it's been a very long, cold, snowy, dreary, winter.  Can...

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Detox Mornings

  This post may include affiliate links, which means you may purchase products from our website at no extra cost to you. Refer to our disclosure policy for further details. It's a new day! Let's start out fresh and clean - inside and out!! I'd like to share with you how I start my day.  God gives us a fresh start each morning.  If we think about it, most days we fill our bodies with things that are not good...

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No fear of the future

Do you get anxious about the future? Do you fear the unknown? You don't have to! We have a God who holds the future in HIS hands!!   Consider the words to this beautiful hymn: God sent His son, they called Him Jesus, He came to love, heal, and forgive;  He lived and died to buy my pardon, An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, because He lives all fear...

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Dawn on Ormond Beach

Whenever we are away, I love to get up before dawn and sit with my bible as the sun comes up. It's such a quiet, calming, peaceful time.  For me, there is nothing like it.  To take in the majesty and beauty of God's creation and the realization that God gives us a new beginning every day is just awesome.  The peace we can experience when we do this is perfect for just sitting before the LORD with NO DISTRACTIONS...

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El Roi – The God Who Sees

The names of God are so meaningful and can be applied to our lives in such a beautiful and practical way.  In Genesis 16, we see the story of Hagar, the maidservant of Abram and Sarai.  Sarai was becoming impatient waiting to get pregnant and decided to take matters into her own hands. She told Abram to have a child with Hagar to provide a way of Sarai having a child with Abram. But when Hagar conceived, Sarai became jealous...

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