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grateful

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Self Care

I recently had the pleasure of talking to a very wise woman about self-care. I told her I was having a hard time believing I even deserved it, because I thought it might be selfish.  I, like most women can think of a million other things to do before I do something for myself. If I were even asked the question what would I do if I could do anything I wanted for myself for one hour in the day I probably couldn't answer the question. I rarely think about what I like to do, or what I want to do, or my needs in general. I believe that I should be there for everyone e[...]

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30 Years and Counting

My husband and I just celebrated 30 years of marriage, which is NOT easy. It was only by the grace of God that we made it this far. When people get married there are vows that we all recite, with no intention of having to keep them, because, if we are honest we believe we will be blissfully happy forever. For example, in sickness and in health, that vow rolls of the tongue as if saying I love you. When I got sick fifteen years ago (which is half the time I've been married by the way)  It rocked the whole family, my children who were very young at the time, and ne[...]

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Happy Birthday!

October is a special month for me for a few reasons. I love the fall weather, no longer the heat of summer but not quite the chill of winter. Another of course being the month I was born, the month God choose to give me life. Also because it's the second time God blessed me with life. October 23, 2012 I had open heart surgery, that is a procedure where they take your heart out of your body, stop it from beating, work on it then put it back and hope it starts beating again. Since they ain't praying and they just hoping, I give the glory to God because his grace is[...]

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Which One Will You Choose

I'm in a small Womens Bible Study at my church, about a month ago we talked about complaining and how it affects our lives. It affects us in a very negative way that I couldn't even imagine, I just thought it was natural because everybody complains at one point or another. However, in my study I found out complaining actually offends God. I immediately said to myself, oh no! I've been offending God for years, then the next thing I did was repent. I learned that when we complain about our circumstances we are not trusting in God's ability to do what he said he woul[...]