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Month: June 2014

Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 6-10, God has a time and purpose for everything

Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 6-10, God has a time and purpose for everything

Last week we began talking about the various seasons of life mentioned in the book of Ecclesiastes.   This week let’s take a look at the deep commitments and inner decisions that relate to the spirit and soul.  The two examples for each are opposites of one another.  a time to search—there is a time when we need to search for what’s next in our life, whether it is a spouse, job, house, friendships, etc. a time to give up—and there…

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Creativity Thursday: How Do I Recover from Negative Feedback?

Creativity Thursday: How Do I Recover from Negative Feedback?

As creative types, people are going to either love or dislike our product.   It doesn’t matter if you’re a musician, artist, writer, designer, or dancer, there are going to be those that absolutely love what you do and those that don’t care for your style and aesthetic. So how do you recover when someone doesn’t like your work: Allow yourself a few minutes to deal with the rejection and “lick your wounds” Remind yourself that this is only one person’s…

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Caregiving Monday: When You’re Next in Line

Caregiving Monday: When You’re Next in Line

Within the last month, GG* has said goodbye to two of her first cousins.  One of these cousins she was very close to.  For the last year, all the two of them talked about was turning 90.  Their birthdays were only 29 days apart.  Sadly, our cousin died four days before her 90th birthday.             Her birthday was a bittersweet day for all of us.  We knew she was better off and no longer in…

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Transitional Friday: For Everything There Is A Season

Transitional Friday: For Everything There Is A Season

In Ecclesiastes 3, we are told that for everything there is a season.  There are seasons of life that we love and seasons that we can’t wait to get finished with.  While we wait for the next transition, the waiting is often the most difficult aspect of our situation.  In our humanness we wonder what God is doing, why it’s taking so long and when He’ll be finished and life will be better.  At least, that’s what I wonder. So…

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Caregiving Monday—Using Caution When Combining Medications

Caregiving Monday—Using Caution When Combining Medications

The doctor recently prescribed a several new prescriptions for GG* to start.  We slowly started these, implementing only one new pill at a time.  We waited at least one to two weeks before starting a new one. The reason we waited was because if there was a side effect to use, we wanted to know which pill was the result of the interaction.    GG has some medications that cause hallucinations as a side effect.  On one of these, we…

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