Category Archives: Finding Joy

It’s December – Enjoy

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A Closer Look at What Bores You

Living life with the same person becomes familiar as it should over time. But when the familiar becomes boring this can be the sign there is something else at play. Jon Bloom wrote an excellent article on the Desiring God … Continue reading

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Happy Hour 

I’m very excited to share with you a couple of new blogs I’ve discovered this past week. The first is a woman and author named Ellen Gee, who has faced tremendous battles in her life. Through her blog and her … Continue reading

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Are You Discouraged About Your Marriage Today?

Today my heart is heavy for those whose marriages are in a really difficult place. You may have just discovered your spouse has been unfaithful to you. You may be walking with them through a chronic or terminal illness. You … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Be Happier

As you know, my family surprised me last week by taking me to Savannah for Mother’s Day. I was struggling with sadness the entire week before because everywhere I went I saw signs for Mother’s Day reminding me my Mother … Continue reading

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Live Like There’s No Tomorrow

It’s Monday. Traditionally a day when those who go back to work or back to school let out a sigh, a moan or a prayer–depending on how much joy you derive from your lot in life. What if today–on this … Continue reading

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I Surrender….All?

Today we head home. I am torn–ready to be back to our special place in this world, but not wanting to say goodbye yet again to my daughter, son-in-love and precious (now 3) grandchildren. 🙂 But I have another daughter, … Continue reading

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Live Like You Were Dying

We recently watched the movie, The Bucket List, thinking we would end up turning it off.  But we didn’t.  The message speaks loud and clear that every moment we live matters.  We were quite affected with how much one person … Continue reading

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Mark Your Christmas

Each year Christmas arrives right on time – it doesn’t matter if you’re ready; it doesn’t matter if you’re finished with all your shopping.  It comes on December 25th, and it’s about the only day most stores are closed. I … Continue reading

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35,000′ View

I am on a plane heading home and experiencing delays in my flight schedule. To pass the time I picked up a magazine not knowing what I was about to read. It’s been an emotional day filled with conflicting feelings … Continue reading

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Adversity or Adventure?

We know a couple who was offered a 3 year job opportunity in Europe. At first, the wife was adamant she had no desire to leave family and friends, much less her country! Her firm answer was, “No!” That was … Continue reading

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Today Was His Day!

It is Sunday afternoon – the time when I usually sit down to write our Monday post.  This post takes the most time – searching the internet to see what’s happening around town for great date ideas in order to … Continue reading

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Finding Joy

Yesterday our blogging friend, Sarah Markley, with The Best Days of My Life blog suggested a December challenge.  It’s to look for 100 Joys in the next 31 days.  You have to read her blog to get the full effect … Continue reading

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