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Judgement Calls

  Challenging Thought for Today:  Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.    Paul Valery   “I can’t believe she couldn’t park that bus.  Stevie Wonder could … Continue reading

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Lord, Bless This House

  Challenging Thought for Today:    “You never know how well something is built until you try to take it apart”. Jonathan Scott   In a recent Wednesday Night Bible Study, my husband referenced the saying “trials and tribulations build character”. … Continue reading

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Thankfulness and Millionaire Pies

Nothing whets your appetite like someone sitting down beside you with a slice of millionaire pie.  For many years, that pie was a staple at my family holiday gatherings.  Of course, we still get together with or without the pie … Continue reading

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I Am Not My Hair…Am I?

“I need hair help, ya’ll. Always have! Always will!”  This is not my own personal cry for help.  It is the title of a video that my youngest daughter recently posted on Facebook.  She lamented the woes of having long, … Continue reading

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Seasons Of Life

Did you know that Punxsutawney Phil recently spent some time in the hospital? Well, he did.  It happened in April when we were a full month past his Groundhog Day prediction of six more weeks of cold weather and Spring was starting to feel a lot … Continue reading

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TGIF : Friday Fun Challenge

Challenging Thought for Today:  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.   Exodus 20:11   … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Beginning

Challenging Thought for Today:  “Let us begin again.” Reverend Henry Biggs, The Preadher’s Wife Along with this opening quote, two lines from Courtney Vance’s character in the  movie, The Preacher’s Wife have always stayed with me. “When we love someone, we … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Challenge : Pass the Test

Challenging Thought for Today:  “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison It’s post finals here at the University.  Yesterday was the last scheduled exam … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the Power Challenging Thought for Today:    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.  Psalm 119:105 KJV “Well, we’re out of light!”  This was my oldest daughter’s proclamation one evening after … Continue reading

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Man Up!

Challenging Thought for Today:  Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.  Job 38:3 (NIV) King James Version Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou … Continue reading

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