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Words of Comfort

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Just the other day, we had "the longest night". On Facebook, I saw several church services advertised on December 21st to minister to those who are grieving. I've read several blogs and articles that amidst the holidays, many people find themselves in difficult situations. I've seen that a little more "first hand" through my job at an . . .

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December 23, 2017

What I Learned This Fall

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I have been reading Emily P. Freeman's blog for a few years. I have also followed along with her "what I learned" series. She had done it monthly and now puts a link up for quarterly. You can read her post and others' here. 

So, I decided to give it a try for fun, and decided that since it's turning to . . .

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December 20, 2017


A Five Minute Challenge

Silvrback blog imageThe prompt this week is: Excuse

//"Excuse", noun (ik-skyoos), a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or for release from an obligation, or a promise OR "Excuse", verb (ik-skyooz), to release a . . .

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November 18, 2017


A Five Minute Challenge

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Last month, as many of you know, I wrote a blog post a day for 31 days. I NEEDED a break. So, I've had a few days of just reading and "being" and now, I'm ready to write on most Fridays again.

There are so many needs in this world.

Some need peace, others need rest. 

Some need a job, others need to . . .

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November 05, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 31

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 31:25

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Read: Proverbs 31

Verse: 25  (NLT)

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

Wow, today is day 31! Thank you for walking with me on this "Proverbial Journey" this past month. It has been a blessing to have you along for the stroll through these Scriptures. I have . . .

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October 31, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 30

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 30:5

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Read: Proverbs 30

Verse: 5  (NLT)

"Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection."

If you read Scripture too quickly, you may miss little nuggets like this gem of a promise. "EVERY WORD of God proves true" (emphasis mine).

He is TRUTH! He is our shield if we . . .

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October 30, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 29

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 29:5

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Read: Proverbs 29

Verse:  5 (NLT)

 "To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet."

I think this verse is calling us to be real with our friends. Don’t sugar coat the truth but be willing, to be honest. At times it just feels easier to stay on the surface and not get involved with . . .

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October 29, 2017