Take Care Of Yourself First

Take Care of Yourself First

How many permission slips do you fill out for other people? I bet the person asking you to sign it never gives it a thought – they just expect you to sign it. So who do you have to sign YOUR permission slip? Is that a soft little giggle coming from you, thinking “yeah right!”.…

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My Brain Doesn’t Want to Work Today

We have all heard of the term writer’s block where a person sits in front of a blank page, unable to think about anything to write down. What if you aren’t in that line of work and you still feel like your brain doesn’t want to work? Do you quickly chalk it up to another attempt to…

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye: a Bethany House book review

  More Than Meets The Eye by Karen Witemeyer introduces book number 1 in A Patchwork Family series published by Bethany House.  This story starts by introducing us to four-year-old Evangeline Pearson traveling through Texas in the year 1879.  Evangeline is an orphan and she is headed to the last stop on the orphan train…

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Turn on your Inner Strength to Live a Better Life

You are hard at work to make a life that is good and comfortable. You have clear ideas of what you want. You have a good road map of how you are going to get there. So why do you feel like you are not making the progress that you want.  Let me ask you…

Write a Letter to Someone Special

Write a Letter to Someone Special

When was the last time that you took the time to write a letter to someone special? Today we usually text or email someone or we use a social media platform to send a message to a larger group of people. That’s great for something needing a quick answer, or sending a one-off thought, but…

Rhubarb Bread

Rhubarb Bread, A Celebration of Spring!

Spring is here, and the rhubarb is growing strong! It’s time to bring some into the kitchen and make some baking magic with an awesome rhubarb bread. It’s hard to believe that a green plant can make such an incredible quick bread, but if you’ve never tried to make a homemade quick bread, this is…

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Lone Witness: a Bethany House book review

Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan, is book 2 in the Atlanta Justice series from Bethany House. This legal thriller is full of multiple plot lines to keep the reader engaged and guessing about which danger is going to be faced next. Sophie Dawson has been promoted to a senior assistant district attorney in the White Collar…

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Take Part in National Help a Horse Day April 26th

April 26th is National Help a Horse Day, and I am proud to take part in communicating about this important subject. The American society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals founded this national day of recognition in order to bring awareness of the need to help horses across our county. This includes horses that…

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Choose a Guiding Word for Yourself

We’ve talked a lot about setting goals, and making plans to put small steps into your planning each week. This way you are always making progress towards the things that are important to you. Another way that you can make sure that you have a focus on what kinds of things you want to strive…

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How to Improve Your Productivity

Do you find yourself having too much to do and not enough hours in a day to get it all done? Or constantly feeling like you haven’t accomplished what you really wanted to in a day and beating yourself up for not doing more? You can integrate some simple tips to improve your productivity and…