Health

Meet my Dogs….

This is the 4th blog in the series on having more joy.   One thing you may not know about me is that we have two dogs.  A Rottweiler named Athena, whom we rescued, and a Basset Hound named Xander.  They are quite a pair together.  Athena was 2 years old when we got Xander as…

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15 Minutes To A Miracle

A joy-filled life is lived one day at a time. It is taking one day at a time and making choices that will produce a joy-filled, and fulfilling life.  So to increase your potential for being happy and fulfilled it is essential how you begin each day with that in mind.  After all, if you…

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The Joy of Perspective

The Joy of Perspective   With the Philippians 4:8 paradigm in mind, My husband Lee and I have committed to looking at each other’s strengths and not focus on what bugs us about each other.   It is amazing where we focus we get more of.   The thoughts we are continuing to think are…

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The Choice is Yours

My husband has said about me, that I can always seem to find a way to be optimistic. My relationship with God has been the source of my hope as I have lived through some difficult periods.  One of my favorite verses is Philippians 4:8, “Whatever things are true, whatever things are pure, whatever things…

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Time to Declutter

“Stuff”, we all have it.  I remember when we moved to Grand Rapids we told the moving company what size of house we had and they gave us their biggest truck, and it still wasn’t big enough to fit all of our stuff.  If you have moved you understand the statement, “How did we get…

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Another Headache

I remember this day like many other days when I was around 33 years old.  It was  5:30 am, and I heard my husband getting ready for work. It was still dark out and I knew I would have to get up soon to wake the kids to get ready for school. I could feel…

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Stronger Than Circumstances

One of my favorite movie series is “Rocky”.  I love stories of triumph in spite of circumstances.  Where Rocky came from did not determine his destiny,  and your’s doesn’t need to either! One of the things that keeps us locked into our current situation is “being comfortable”.  There is a hypnotic affect to a familiar…

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Yummy Fall Recipes

Yummy Fall Squash Recipes! If you have been following me you know I have been eating very clean, gluten & dairy free for years.  I am always looking for yummy recipes. This time of year especially seems like the perfect time for a great comfort food dish. I found these recipe and I wanted to…

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Ahh – Rest

I just got back from a trip to the lake, It was a wonderful time of rest and relaxing. The subject of rest has been on my heart for over a year.  It’s an interesting concept.  What does rest mean to you?   Somehow I had the image it was when I crashed at the end…

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Do You Love Watermelon?

One of my summer joys is watermelon.   Those who are closest to me know I am a bit of a fanatic about watermelon.   When I go to a group gathering that has watermelon and they cut the watermelon in the tiny little pieces, (crazy right, LOL). I try really hard not to look…

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