Light in the Darkness

We are living in an epic time in history, a time when fear has grabbed us by the throat and is holding fast. I’m trying hard not to obsess about coronavirus all day long, but it sure isn’t easy…. everywhere we turn there is bad news. It’s like driving past a car accident without gawking. Our only hope is to cast our cares on God’s broad shoulders because His perfect […]

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YOUR VALUE

No matter what your current circumstances are, no matter what you have done, God values and loves you. Never forget that!  

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NEW EVERY MORNING

The other day my husband and I looked at each other across the table and said “good riddance” to 2019. It was a difficult year filled with almost insurmountable heartbreak. Sadly, we had to go back to 2006 to find a year we were sad to see end. Still, we never completely gave up hope. Each of those years also brought joys beyond measure. We’re grandparents four times over. We […]

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JUST ONE LIFE

I don’t believe in reincarnation… who would want to do this all over again? No, I have just one shot at making the most of my life. I want to live this life accepting my imperfections and recognizing that even though not everyone will be my biggest fan; I have surrounded myself with people who think I’m pretty¬†great. I don’t have all the answers, but hopefully everything will become clear […]

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TODAY’S QUOTE: The Open Door

This morning I woke up in my usual fibromyalgia fog and stumbled down the stairs to brew some java and get ready for a long day of writing. My first task is always to let out Fitzy for his morning tinkle. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the entryway and the front door was WIDE open. I was pretty freaked out. We moved out to the country for the […]

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TODAY’S QUOTE: Behind Closed Doors

I have a friend on Facebook whose life seemed perfect. He constantly posted pictures of his happy family, fun get-togethers with friends, and romantic vacations. But behind the smiles was a life fraught with sadness. We all have chapters of our lives we keep under wraps. Sometimes things are not what they seem. When dealing with others, remember that we don’t always know the private hell they are enduring. Be […]

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TODAY’S QUOTE: Steven Tyler’s Sobriety

In a few hours we’ll be heading to an outdoor music festival featuring this guy. Aerosmith is the only band I have left on my bucket list. Even though the heat index is over 100 degrees, I’m ready to rock out to the music of my high school days! What recording artists are on your bucket list? Until next time, Amy

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TODAY’S QUOTE: Flying high

If I could have any superpower, it would be to fly. The experience would be incredibly exhilarating and provide me with a new perspective. But if human beings were supposed to fly, God would have given us wings. Although bats and insects also fly, birds are by far more pleasant to watch. To minimize the effects of gravity, birds are as light as possible. Here are some adaptations that help […]

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TODAY’S QUOTE: When You’re Smiling

Sometimes it’s hard to smile, but when we share a smile with someone it makes us feel so much better! Smiling creates endorphins, the brain’s happiness hormones … and the more we have of those the better! According to the latest scientific research, smiling has loads of benefits: Reduces anxiety Lowers blood pressure Drops heart rate Improves mood Enhances relationships Strengthens immune function Relieves pain And …. drumroll, please… The […]

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