Marvelous Mamas Series – Dotti

Mother’s Day is this coming weekend. It’s a time to celebrate the mother figures in our lives and our own role as mamas. Whether you have children of your own or not, chances are you play a motherly role in someone’s life. Mamas are marvelous. They love, work, believe, and pray for those under their…

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Spring Cleaning: DISTRACTION

This week’s spring cleaning is about something I never realized was a problem until the past year or so–distraction. I had the habit of allowing myself to be distracted, which had several bad side effects on my life. I’m slowly learning to redirect myself when distraction creeps in. Distraction can spring from many sources. Knowing…

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Loving Above the Fray

It’s easy to love those who are lovable. When people are cooperative and love us back, it’s a breeze. The challenge comes when relationships are messy, our tempers are short, and people disappoint us with their choices. Loving others above the fray is no easy task. The Bible has a wealth of things to say…

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Life Above the Fray Series

If you were assigned to watch your own life as a third party and take notes, what would your notes reveal? Is there peace, chaos, or some combination of the two? Do the people in your sphere of influence drain you of your energy or energize you? Do you add to the stress of your…

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Lord, Have Your Way in Me

January is going to be a month of quiet reflection for me. I have prepared some short posts for January in advance that will arrive each Tuesday. Lord, have Your way in my heart this month. As my journey of surrendering my hopes, dreams, and the outcome of my life to God begins this year, I’m…

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