What if God really DOES restores lives?

I am blessed to be the proud mother of a new baby… No, not a real baby…a book baby. This new book baby has been named, A Different Kind of Wild, but I just call it Wild for short. Wild stands for Women In Life-Long Development and is encouraging women to embrace the...
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Living Like I'm Loved

It’s easy to live like I’m on my own, unloved, or never enough. Unfortunately as a woman today, the idea of being not enough is pretty common. Each of us are affected by images, the media, our belief system, and the words that we say to ourselves or that others say to...
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Does every "event" in our lives have to be eventful?

The gurney was comfortable, the blankets were warm and the nurses were nice. As my IV line fed me drugs to slow my heart rate, one of the nurses joked about not wanting an Event that day. The last thing she wanted was a heart to flat-line in a routine test! It made me laugh, and...
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What IF I lived like I was well?

I have a friend who has some serious health issues, but most people who know her aren’t aware of her challenges. For years she has struggled with lung disease. She has good days and bad days. On the good days she takes full advantage of her health and energy. On the bad...
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What IF I Examined my beliefs each time I am annoyed with someone?

People can bug us. While we are being completely annoyed by whatever they are doing that is driving us crazy, it’s probably good to take a good hard look at ourselves instead. Don’t get me wrong, I know that people can be weird, insensitive, and downright annoying....
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What IF you didn't have to be dependent on What Happens to You?

Another morning of  medical tests. No coffee, no water, UGH. Admittedly I miss coffee more than water, but either are hard to do without.  Sitting in the medical center I am overcome by the different stages of life. Young and Old alike are subject to our bodies, which are subject...
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Learning to get out of the Funk, part 4

Life happens. Some days are good and some bad. Today was a weird one for me. I had to face a medical truth that I didn’t want to face. Yuk! At first I was fine, trusting, peaceful, etc. But, after leaving the medical center the truth of the condition sank in. My mind began...
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Learning to get out of the FUNK, part 3

This week we have been looking at the FUNK. What IF you find yourself in a FUNK? We all can relate to this discouraging state and it would be good to be clear about how we  get there, and how we can  get out. We have already talked about the main thing in Funk is the...
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Learning to get out of the FUNK, part 2

FUNK: Fear, panic, dejection, bad mood F…Focus Problem, Feelings Prevail U…Under the circumstance, the condition, the weather N…Neediness K…Keeping the Fire of the Funk Burning and Tended to Yesterday we looked at the “F” in Funk, Focus....
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What IF I learned to get myself out of a FUNK?

We all have them from time to time, and though they might be called a variety of things, I think we all can relate to finding ourselves in a FUNK! And, once there, it’s hard, sometimes seeming impossible, to pull ourselves out. But, like anything, part of the solution is in...
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