Category Archives: Encouragement

Happy Birthday! Happy New Year!

“I’ve been thinking.” Whenever I say those words to my husband, he immediately responds with, “Uh-oh!” I realize that the thought of me thinking is a pretty big “Oi-Vey;” but, there’s a reason that I’m thinking. I just celebrated my … Continue reading

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Squatty Happens

When I first began teaching, I did an exercise in adjectives with my high school students. They had to go around the room and use two adjectives to describe the person next to them. Of course, they had to be … Continue reading

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To Encourage You…

Lately, if I allow myself to watch the news or spend too much time on facebook, the world can seem like a scary place. We can be easily overwhelmed by all that is happening and we can easily forget that … Continue reading

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Belly Busters and Bolder Holders

And now a “Public Service Announcement” from your sponsor… This post is for and about women. Men you may divert your eyes if you choose. If not, you have been warned.   In these days of “Corona Junk,” as one of … Continue reading

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It’s Puzzling…

Last week I talked about the days that try women’s souls. This week, as you already know, those days are still here and it’s puzzling in more ways than one. These are the things I’ve found puzzling this week. They are … Continue reading

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Plans Change

Easter was different this year. Our normal family gathering of 25, not including invited friends, was down to 3. It was quiet. It was peaceful. And, though I missed the rest of my people, it was nice. I even dressed … Continue reading

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I Eat Chia Seeds And I Know Things…

Well, I know “some” things. I know things about chia seeds and, because I love it so much, I know things about my family. But first, chia seeds… I confess, it took me a very long time to eat chia … Continue reading

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So…I’ve Been Noticing

I’m sure you’ve been doing the same; because, honestly, there’s not much else to do. So here are a few things I’ve noticed… To begin with, I’m kind of enjoying being at home! This surprises me because I consider myself … Continue reading

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A Woman With a View

Every now and then, I come across something that I know I want to share. This post, from a dear lady in our church, is one of those. She has a perspective that we all need, one of faith, hope, … Continue reading

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