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Month: September 2014

Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:3-4–God Will Watch Over Us

Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:3-4–God Will Watch Over Us

I have often wanted to do things my way, instead of seeking God’s will.  Last week, we looked at where God reminded us to look unto the hills for His help.   I’m a rebel that has been redeemed.  Today’s verse is a reminder of why we need to trust in God. 3 He will not let your foot slip— If we put our trust in Him and allow God to guide, He will not allow us to fall. he who…

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Creativity Thursday: 9 Reasons Why Natural Talent Is Not Enough

Creativity Thursday: 9 Reasons Why Natural Talent Is Not Enough

    “I’ve got natural talent, that should be enough,” we’ve all heard someone say this.  However, there are times when it is not enough. There is the story of the classical pianist who practiced fifteen hours a day and traveled the country performing.  However, when he stopped practicing on a daily basis, he began to play the same pieces all the time and felt mundane in his work.  When he noticed this he began to practice again and saw…

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Caregiving Monday: 10 Simple Activities for Advancing Alzheimer’s

Caregiving Monday: 10 Simple Activities for Advancing Alzheimer’s

Are you looking for simple activities for your loved one?  Is your loved one in the middle to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s?   These are a fun ideas you may want to try: Folding—while you are doing laundry, ask to help you fold washcloths and socks.  If they are able to do more advanced folding, that’s also great.   Even if you have to redo these tasks, thank them and praise them. Stringing—take a handful of cheerios, fruit loops, etc. and…

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Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:1-2–I Will Lift My Eyes to the Hills

Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:1-2–I Will Lift My Eyes to the Hills

My life has felt like one long transition at times.   This has been particularly true for the last few years, as I deal with changes and seek God’s will in various situations. This month I would like to take an in-depth look at one of my favorite Psalm.  I often turn to this verse for both guidance and comfort. 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— The Bible takes place in the modern day Middle East.  During the Bible…

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Creativity Thursday: 7 Ways Being Quiet Can increase Creativity

Creativity Thursday: 7 Ways Being Quiet Can increase Creativity

I am a natural introvert and enjoy my silence at times.  I often notice that it is in these quiet moments when I can just get still and listen I become the most creative. We live in a society with numerous distractions but there are times when we just need to turn them off and take a break. What I’ve discovered about the silence:   I can begin to hear myself think My sanity is restored I am able to…

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Caregiving Monday: 10 Activities with Music for Senior Adults

Caregiving Monday: 10 Activities with Music for Senior Adults

Do you wish you could find activities with music for your loved one? When I go into nursing homes we often do various activities with music.  Many of these you can also do at home. Here are a few ideas: Toss a balloon { or beach ball} back and forth during a song Purchase a set of rhythm sticks and keep the beat {could also clap hands} Use Scarves and make different movements to the music Egg Shakers—shake to the…

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