Leaning on the Lord

I have undergone a lot of changes in both my personal and professional life in the last three months. More changes than I ever dreamed or imagined. I’ll admit it has not been easy and some of these changes have really left me shaken and struggling. I don’t understand all of these changes at the moment, but I know in […]

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Fighting Negative Thoughts

I know the Lord is working in my life at the moment because Satan has been doing everything possible to get me down. I have been fighting negative thoughts and the enemy has been using every insecurity, fear and past failure to get the best of me. I have to admit that on my than one occasion I have wallowed […]

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Taking Time to Rest

Rest does not come easy for me. There is too much that has to be done and at times I push my mind and body past where I should. We all need to take time to rest… After taking a few days off for rest, I discovered my body fought back and said “that’s not enough”. I ended up with […]

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Getting My Heart Right

A while back I was to teach Bible Study for my residents. I had everything ready and began bringing residents into the activities room. Then several visitors came in, each speaking with the same resident. More than thirty minutes passed as this resident continued to manipulate the time and other residents began to leave. Nothing seemed to stop the interruption. […]

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Overcoming Fear

I have a love hate relationship with bridges. I love to look at them and explore them. I hate to ride over long bridges or walk over them if they are not stable. On a day trip, I decided to stop and walk a new walking trail. I’d ridden by it numerous times but never walked the trail. After walking […]

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Putting God Between Me and the Problem

  Last week I shared about worrying about tomorrow.  Recently various circumstances have overwhelmed me. No matter how much I tried to find a solution or brainstorm I was stuck. No answers were coming. With each answer, my frustration grew. Then I read a devotional. The devotional said something to the extent of instead of putting your problem between you […]

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Worrying about Tomorrow

  Recently I have been prone to worry. This is nothing new. I’ve had more than I can handle. Between moving and trying to figure out the next step after my temporary lease runs out, along with staff changes and extra stresses at work, my heart has been heavy. I have been worried about how everything will work out. When […]

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Should I retaliate or Forgive?

Upon learning the circumstances behind my forced move, I had a number people say “you should sue”. Should I? Was it worth it? I thought about it. I prayed about it. But I did not feel led to sue. Not that what the owners did was right, but the Lord would not allow me to retaliate in such a form. […]

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Planting a Seed

  Figuring out the next steps after my sudden move have not been easy. I was thrilled when I discovered I qualified to buy a house but heartbroken when I discovered I still needed to save a considerable amount. Pouring my heart out to Mama, she said “but God has planted a seed. You know what’s possible now.” She was […]

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Suffering for Others Sins

  When I discovered I had to move, I was angry. I paid my rent every month on time. I was moving not because of something I did, but because of something the owners did. I was the only one suffering the consequences for their selfish decisions. The news was not new to them, because their actions had caused it. […]

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When God Shuts a Door

  I shared with you about God maneuvering a situation where I had to move. The news was a complete surprise and I left no stone unturned in attempting to discover the unexpected story that led to this set of unusual circumstances. A set of circumstances my rental agent and her business partner had not seen in their more than […]

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When God Pushes Us Out of Our Comfort Zone

  On more than one occasion I have asked the Lord to work and then questioned, doubted and debated when He took his time. Sometimes we want the Lord to move and other times He moves when we’re not looking for it at all. Several months ago, the Lord completely took me by surprise. I was happy and comfortable where […]

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Treasure the Moments

Today is my grandmother’s 94th birthday. Watching her grow older and frailer has not been easy on us to watch.  With the loss of hearing, caring on a conversation is even difficult. Yet, she is a trooper and continues to push herself to do what she is able to do.  She has taught us how to grow old gracefully. Yet, […]

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Patience in the Change

I have been honest about my struggles to lose weight.  It is not easy and while I have lost about fifteen pounds it is very frustrating when I have so much further to go. At times I feel as if I’m on a yo yo and I will put on a pound or two and then take off a pound […]

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Confessions of an Overachiever

I have a confession to make.  I’m an over achiever and this is a struggle at times. I want everything to look perfect, although I’m far from perfect. Recently, at work our corporate office conducted their annual survey.  My department received a low A, but that was not good enough for me.  I wanted only the best and knowing the […]

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Turning control over to God

I have to admit that there are times when I can be a control freak. I’ve struggled to control various parts of my life, such as my struggles to lose weight and my finances. God has worked in my heart and life to teach me that I cannot hold on too tightly, because the change I long for will never […]

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Learning to Rest

I’m a workaholic.  Not only in my day job, but also with my ministry. I woke up one Saturday morning with the intention of writing.  This was my busy time of year at work, but I still had writing commitments that had to be completed. Well, as they say “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” […]

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Is It All About You?

I had a co-worker who turned every conversation, no matter how inconsequential, to her. No matter what we discussed, the conversation always became about her or a family member. Over the course of time, many of us backed away from this person. After all friendship is supposed to be about give and take, but this situation was always about take, […]

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Fighting the Good in our Lives

I fought going on a C-pap for weeks.  But, I was finally forced to relent and succumb to the device. Thankfully, I had been warned that it would take me several weeks to grow used to the device.  I was so thankful for this warning. Almost a month went by, before my brain stopped fighting the device and finally began […]

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