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Pick me!

Remember in elementary school, being in the line-up to be picked for a game or sport? Standing there wondering when you’re gonna be picked?  Remember how exciting it was & how proud you felt to be picked first?  If you were picked last, remember feeling like you weren’t good enough or liked enough?  As adults,…

Are you a current day Esther? {3}

You may read Part 1 here: {Part 1 of 3} You may read Part 2 here: {Part 2 of 3} {Part 3 of 3} 5) She used her voice to change history: Esther 8:3-8, “Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the…

Are you a current day Esther? {2}

You may read Part 1 here: {Part 1 of 3} {Part 2 of 3} 2) She didn’t rush God’s plan; she walked in patience & obedience: Esther 2:10-12, “Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so. Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard…

Are you a current day Esther? {1}

{Part 1 of 3} Regardless of ones views on homosexuality, the greater issue I have with the whole Phil Robertson/Duck Dynasty attack is the huge risk we have of losing our freedom of speech!  If we can’t see that, then we really need to wake up! I often refer to my favorite political figure, Sarah…

Don’t let life dim your Sparkle

I purposed in my heart a month ago to S L O W down, relax & enjoy the holidays, yet here I am a week away from Christmas & feeling stressed out.  Being the planner that I am, I can proudly say that I finished my Christmas shopping, most of it has arrived, and what…

Beauty in Chaos

As I mentioned in a previous post “The Dreaded ‘C’ Word: Cancer” one of the areas I’m working on in my life is finding beauty in chaos.  The wheels have been turning inside my head as I try to wrap my brain around this new concept for the Type-A personality that I am! {smile}  As…

The Dreaded "C" word: Cancer

I’ve been mulling over this post for several days now. My heart wants to go there, but my head does not. It’s not a  pretty place, it’s an awkward & painful place, yet at the same time it’s a beautiful place-if I choose to look at it that way. I still remember the day, as…