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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TODAY’S QUOTE:

I’ve seen this quote attributed to both Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn, two men who have inspired millions. Their advice applies to all.

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Healthcare Heroes

Here I sit sheltering in place in my safe, cozy home, feeling sorry for myself because I can’t go to work, dine out, see a movie in the theatre, or hug my grandchildren. Like most of you, my anxiety has been ramping up over the past two weeks because of the unseen enemy who lurks around every corner looking to infect us. I worry about the economic future of our […]

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THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE – Amy’s Book Pick of the Week

Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? Are you looking for a novel set during a time other than WWII? If so, then this week’s book pick is perfect for you. Take a break from social media and Covid-19 prognostications and pick up a good book!     Synopsis Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood […]

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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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DAISY JONES & THE SIX – Amy’s Book Pick of the Week

Hi, friends! Since my favorite aspect of working at my local library is helping patrons discover new books, I thought I’d take this readers advisory service to cyber patrons like YOU! This week’s pick is Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Synopsis Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies. But no one knows […]

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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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Gratitude Day 1 – Coffee

A couple years ago when I was going through a painful season in my life, a dear friend suggested I write something I was grateful for each day. Nearly every day for a year, I posted a gratitude challenge on my social media sites. It helped me appreciate the simple things despite my circumstances. Well, I’m in the same place again, so here we go. When I sold yellow pages […]

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Vikings Super Fan

Yesterday the Minnesota Vikings won a nail biter against the Dallas Cowboys. A lot of fans were excited about the victory, but none more than Glen Raisanen, a longtime friend of ours. He is a unique guy filled with personality and enthusiasm. Now a video of him cheering has gone viral. If this video (below his photo) doesn’t make you smile, you are a curmudgeon. https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/10/15/friends-say-dancing-vikings-fan-glen-raisanen-has-always-been-full-of-team-spirit/ Until next time, Amy

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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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