Jul 23

July 23, 2016

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When you are afraid

A Sunday Thought: I love sharing God’s word and I was delighted to speak at a Mugs & Muffins Bible Study that is held at a local Pittsburgh Church during the summer.  My study was on fear and The Widow of Zarephath found in 1 King 17:7-16. One of the most common commands of the Bible is to not be afraid—over and over again, the Lord tells His people to not fear because He is with them. God does not want…

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Jul 7

July 7, 2016

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Who is my real enemy?

In the past weeks, I have found myself dealing with “life stuff.”  Life seems like it is  going along fairly well, then I find that I am overwhelmed with living with a chronic illness, or sad at relationships that need to be healed or longing to be with my parents again. If I am not careful, I can find myself discouraged very quickly. I felt those familiar waves of discouragement come across my mind recently and had to remind myself…

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Jun 29

June 29, 2016

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Pouring In to Pour Out

This seems to be a statement that I say often as I coach – “You can’t continue to pour out, if you have nothing pouring into you.” Are you feeling empty, like all you do is to pour out for others?  Then Life Coaching is a great tool to pour into yourself so you have more to give others. Your first coaching session is free – so pour into yourself for a change and have more to pour into others….

Posted in Biblical LIfe Coach, Recognize and Remember

Jun 25

June 25, 2016

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Telling of God’s faithfulness

I have spent the last couple of weeks with my family – our daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren. Some of the time was spent in our home along with a few days in the mountains of West Virginia. Throughout our time together, I found myself sitting back in utter amazement at the family God has blessed us with.  Each couple is uniquely different and approaches life from their gifting and personality.  Even though there is great love among us – it…

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Jun 13

June 13, 2016

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Share your imperfect home with others

You know the old saying, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes”, I heard that often over 18 years as I awaited a fireplace in our great room.  Eighteen (yes, 18) years ago, my husband built our home and we moved into a very unfinished home.  My husband is a contractor by trade, so often our projects got put on the back burner while he worked on other’s projects.  To his credit, he did great work as he finished projects in…

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May 23

May 23, 2016

May 1

May 1, 2016

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Good Gifts

I love to give and receive gifts. Since becoming a Grammie, I love shopping the clearance racks to find deals on gifts for my grandchildren.  My 3 year old granddaughter knows that I love to shower her (and her brother and cousins) with grammie gifts.   A recent conversation between my granddaughter and her mama went like this… My Daughter:Your 3 year old granddaughter already has you figured out… She was pretending to talk on her phone, then hung it…

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Apr 3

April 3, 2016

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God is more interested in growing my faith than my comfort

I want accomplishment, recognition, prosperity, influence, prominence, security, ease, happiness, growth, riches, comfort, pleasure, relaxation… basically anything that will make my life easy, comfortable and happy. God wants to teach me to trust Him, to reflect Him, to bring Him glory – He wants me to move beyond my goals, thoughts and selfishness to grow my faith in HIM. This stretches me, moves me outside of myself and often puts me in uncomfortable places. It seems like a constant tug of…

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Mar 26

March 26, 2016

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And so we wait

  The Saturday between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday is where I live most of my life — waiting. God truly deems waiting as valuable, or at least He must, because He has me (and most of us) in waiting modes most of our lives. The disciples waited in fear behind locked doors.  I have been there many times – waiting in fear. The disciples had to be bewildered as they waited.  It didn’t make sense, because just a week…

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Mar 1

March 1, 2016

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My Grandmothers’ quilts and Psalm 90

Last year, I had several quilt tops from my grandmothers quilted.  These quilts had been pieced together by my paternal and maternal grandmothers and one was most probably worked on my maternal great-grandmother.   The woman who quilted them thought that one was probably from the 1930’s (the one with a variety of patchwork material) and the other one from the 1940’s.  What a breathtaking thought, that the hands that loved and raised my parents made these quilts (most likely…

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