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Transitional Friday: Home is where Heart is

Transitional Friday: Home is where Heart is

For years I was unhappy with where I was living.  I did not want to be there.  I was fighting a spiritual battle, between what I wanted and what God wanted for my life. There were times when the situation weighted so heavily on my heart that it gnawed away at me and I became angry. Then a few months ago, God opened amazing doors for a new job in a new city an hour away. I realized during this…

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Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

        I’ve discussed discouragement and waiting for God, but eventually He will answer? However, what happens once you finally have prayers answered? I’ve had prayers answered that showed me this was not God’s will for my life and took me down a dark path.  I’ve also had prayers answered that only God could orchestrate and proved this was God’s will for my life. Thank God for answered prayers Ask God if this is His will for my…

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Transitional Friday: Facing Your Fears

Transitional Friday: Facing Your Fears

We all have fears!  I don’t like heights! I’ve also overcome some fears, such as flying. So, how do we face and overcome our fears? Make a list of your fears—make a list of all of your fears.  Which one is the easiest to cross of your list? Challenge your thoughts and the reason behind it—ask ourselves why this is a fear, what has caused this to be a fear and why you are fearful of this event. Make a…

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Transitional Friday: Thinking Positively Through the Transition

Transitional Friday: Thinking Positively Through the Transition

When life gets us down, it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The devil pounces on the darkness and insecurities to bring us down.  In order to see the good and move forward, we need to see the positive. This has often been a personal struggle for me, but each day I work to have a better attitude and move forward. Write your goals Write stepping stones towards your goals—what steps are necessary to…

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Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 18-22, The Purpose of Life

Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 18-22, The Purpose of Life

We are wrapping up our look at Ecclesiastes 3 and a season for all times. I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals—God tests us to show us that we have the beastly quality of animals and will prey upon others.  Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals—man is frail      the same fate awaits them both—their existence is temporary As…

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Caregiving: A Blessing or a Curse

Caregiving: A Blessing or a Curse

    “Let me finish this,” I snapped in exasperation.  I was setting down my drink, but GG* was not willing to wait on me to put it down.  I could tell from the way she grabbed for her lunch there would be a spill to clean up.  I had no desire to see her food all over the kitchen floor, and knew that she didn’t either. “Be thankful,” a small voice whispered inside my soul.   Just three days earlier, I’d…

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Writing a Gratitude Journal

Writing a Gratitude Journal

I’ve struggled at times with being grateful for things in my life.  This has been especially true when things were not going my way.  I had a friend suggest that I start a gratitude journal.  Each morning I would list three things for which I am grateful.  I decided that I would not list anything on my list more than once a month.    I discovered that the more I wrote in my gratitude journal the better my outlook and…

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