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This Joy I Have

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This Joy I Have

Please Speak Pretty to Yourself

You have the power within your own thinking to replace limiting messages with those that are positive, affirming, and life-changing. -Hilda R. Davis When I wrote my dissertation, I placed a message on my answering machine that said, “I will not…

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Let Every Breath Count

The spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. —Job 33:4 What do you do 19,000 times a day without thinking? I hope you said breathing because I can’t think of anything else that…

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Claiming Joyful Memories After Loss

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. —Psalm 30:5 We have just celebrated Memorial Day, honoring those who have lost their lives while serving our country in the military and as first responders. Many families commemorate this…

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Do More of What Works

You have . . . clothed me with joy,  so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. —Psalm 30:11, 12 (NRSV)   When my daughter was in high school, I wanted her to improve her math scores….

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Make Your Vision Plain

Write the vision;     make it plain on tablets, . . .     If it seems to tarry, wait for it;     it will surely come, it will not delay. –Habakkuk 2:2, 3 When I am at a transition in my life or…

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