Movie Review: When the Game Stands Tall

    I just saw When the Game Stands Tall in the theaters and greatly enjoyed the movie. When the Game Stands Tall tells the true story of Coach Bob Ladouceur and the 151 winning streak he accomplished. The movie picks up near the end of the streak, with several challenging and life altering events that effect Coach Ladouceur and the […]

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Wellness Tuesday–5 Ways to Deal with Setbacks

Last week I talked about changing deeply ingrained thoughts and I mentioned the continuous setbacks I face. I’ve discovered if I struggle with something, I’m going to have setbacks. Here are a few ways I’ve dealt with setbacks: Accept Responsibility—accept my part in this setback, determine why and move forward from there.                 […]

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Behind the Hymn Sunday: Send the Light

Send the Light was written by Charles H. Gabriel. Charles Hutchinson Gabriel was born August 18, 1856 in Wilton Iowa and raised on a farm. As a boy, Gabriel taught himself to play a small reed organ.  He was following in his father’s footsteps and leading singing schools by the age of 16. One folklore of his youth, is that […]

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Behind the Song Sunday: All Things Bright and Beautiful

This beautiful song was written by Mrs. Cecil Frances Alexander for the children in her Sunday School class.                The author was born Cecil Frances Humphreys in 1818 Dublin, Ireland.  She was the daughter of an Irish Major.  She began writing verse as a child. Young Fanny was very introverted, but showed interest in poetry and writing.  Her earliest work […]

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Topic Monday: Domestic Violence Series—Pet Abuse

    The ASPCA reports that “one of the four most significant indicators of who is at greatest risk of becoming a domestic batterer. “  Children that have been abused, often begin to abuse by taking out their frustration and anger on the animals in the family. Pet abuse is cruelty, maltreatment and neglect to animals. We often hear of cases […]

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Hymn Story: O How I Love Jesus

The verse to O How I Love Jesus was written by Frederick Whitfield. Frederick Whitfield was born in Threapwood, Shropshire, England on Jan. 7, 1829.  After attending Trinity College in Dublin, he became an Anglican Church clergyman. In 1875, he reached the pinnacle of his carrer when he was appointed to St. Mary’s Church in Hastings. He is credited with […]

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Blog Tour

      I’d like to thank J. Hannah Lloyd for inviting me to join her blog hop.  Her new books Tied to Terror and Escape from Abuse share her victory over domestic violence.    She invited me to answer the following four questions for you: 1)    What are you working on? Caregiving has made it difficult to write in […]

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Domestic Violence Series—Child Abuse

We’ve been primarily talking about domestic violence, but this month I want to shine a light on three other types of abuse and the fourth week, we’re going to look at a different slant on domestic violence. According to Dictionary.com, “Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children.” According to the US Department […]

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Behind the Song Sunday: Just As I Am

Charlotte Elliott spent the majority of her life as an invalid. During this time she said the only thing she could do was “worship God.” Ms. Eliott began her life with a lot of promise as a popular portrait artist and writer with a humorous voice. She was often in bad health and at the age of thirty became an […]

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The Weight Loss Struggle

I’ve been sharing my story and struggles with losing weight over the last few months. Today, I want to hear from you! What are some of your struggles with losing weight? What are some things that have worked for you? How have you won the weight loss battle? How do you stay motivated? What are some factors that have prevented […]

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Barriers to Leaving An Abusive Relationship

We’ve discussed why women stay, but what are some of the barriers the abuser may put in place to prevent the victim from leaving? I can tell you that the average woman leaves seven times before she stays gone for good.  I lost track of the number of times I left. I know there were at least three serious attempts […]

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Behind the Song Sunday: In The Garden

Dr. Adam Geibel, a music publisher, asked pharmacists and composer, C. Austin Miles, to write a hymn that would bring hope. Miles retreated to ” a cold, dreary and leaky basement in New Jersey that didn’t even have a window in it let alone a view of a garden,” according to his great-granddaughter. Miles turned to his Bible and read […]

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Behind the Song Sunday: How Great Thou Art

Today How Great Thou Art is a staple in the protestant church and often requested for funerals. The song did not gain popularity until after celebrating its fiftieth birthday. Cliff Barrows, the song leader for the Billy Graham crusades brought How Great Thou Art to international fame in the 1940s and 1950s during the London Crusades. The text was written […]

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