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    Minimalist or Knickknacks ~ My Opinion

    Fads come and go. Decorating is one of them. People pushing their thoughts on design is at a high. The feedback can be brutal. I have seen posts on Facebook pages of people asking for suggestions on a picture and someone will blast them on the entire room. Change your paint, put in new floors, you need new furniture, etc. Some can be relentless. Who would think that decorating your home could lead to name calling, belittling comments, and humiliation? It’s unbelievable how people feel the need to rip others apart instead of give compassionate criticism and build someone up. It’s so easy to tear others down. I understand people…

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    Who Said Being A Mom Was Easy ~ My Opinion

    She has a sick kid lying in a playpen in the kitchen as she prepares breakfast and lunches for the other kids to get them off to school. Making sure the school aged children are all dressed, teeth brushed and on the bus, she then tends to the crying baby and gets on with her routine. It’s just another day for a mother. Taking care of sick kids, making sure the others are on their way, keeping the house clean, getting meals cooked and preparing for the PTA bake sale. Or…… She’s single with three kids, working full time, taking care of a house, dogs, being a chauffeur, being mom…

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    Lighten Your Load ~ My Opinion

    Was last year a difficult one? Were you out of sorts? Were you feeling suffocated or trapped? Do you just want to feel more freedom this year? Were you burned out and lacking energy? Take a look at your surroundings. Could that be your problem? If you want this year to be better than last, you might just need to lighten your load. A good way to do this is to start cleaning up your space! What? That sounds so stupid! So, you think I will have a better year if I clean up my space? Absolutely! When our space isn’t well, we can not be well. Having clutter, piles,…

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    Christian Judgement ~ My Opinion

    I’m a Christian. That’s how I look at it. I’m not Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist or anything else but Christian. I have been to many churches. I have been to all of those I just stated. I have searched many times for a church fitting my needs. While doing this, I have learned watching many churches and how their people respond to others and their judgement toward people outside of their realm. I’m proud to be a Christian. I am not embarrassed by it. I don’t preach the Word but I share. I don’t mission but I try to inspire. I am not ashamed to stand for what I believe.…

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    New Year, New Delete ~ My Opinion

    Every year you see the phrase, ‘New year, new me’! With social media it is now common to see, ‘New year, time to clean up friends list’! Then BOOM…. delete, delete, delete. Back in the day we had real friends. We hung out with them. We had fights, made up, and life went on. Or we had fights, the friendship ended and our hearts broke because we had a human physical connection that was now gone. Today, we hit UNFRIEND, move on to the next post and no tears shed. We are human heartless robots. I have been unfriended over the years by a few people that I thought were…

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    No Resolutions ~ My Opinion

    The New Year is right around the corner! People will be celebrating, welcoming in the new year and making the annual resolutions. New year, new you! Building up the anticipation of conquering the resolutions and not crashing after week three. It’s all very exciting!  It’s all very exiting until you miss the gym two days in a row and you call it quits. Why did you think this year would be any different? What made you think that you would stick to the resolutions now when you failed the last ten years? Stupid resolutions anyway!  You are not a quitter. You are not a failure. You are a warrior! But…

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    Merry Spiritual Christmas ~ My Opinion

    Santa Claus is coming to town! The excitement is in the air. Kids will be staying up looking for reindeer! It is such a fun, magical, and happy time of the year. But, it should also be spiritual. We do have Santa, Rudolf, and Frosty, but do you have Jesus? Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. Who was born with animals in a manger. Born to the Virgin Mary and Joseph. In Bethlehem. The star, the three wise men, and an Angel. Remember this story? Christmas is when our Savior came to save us from ourselves. All of the sins we commit and life’s temptations we fall…

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    Lacking Christmas Spirit? – My Opinion

    Is your Christmas spirit lacking or non existent this year? Are past memories holding you down? Is the loss of loved ones keeping you from enjoying the season? Are you feeling alone during a family holiday? Are you just not feeling the Christmas magic?  The holidays can be a very difficult time for many. Commercials and movies make it a time of love and laughter and put an added stress of what you are not feeling. It can be very overwhelming when it’s everywhere for about two months.  I hope you use this time to reflect on what it is that brings you down at this time of year and…

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    Disobedient Kids – My Opinion

    You laugh when your child screams in the store, not out of embarrassment but because you find it funny. You constantly repeat the name of the child to make them stop but even with you constantly repeating the name the child continues and now we have to listen to you too! Your child takes others toys and you feel they should share and not make your child cry. Your child throws a tantrum and you give in so your child is not hurt or upset. Control your child!  Whether it’s your child, a grandchild, niece, nephew, or what have you. These kids are running a muck and we are so…

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    The Moment – My Opinion

    Every moment counts! Our lives are based on each moment. They all have brought you to where you are now and they will continue to carry you on for the rest of your life. You will have good moments and bad. Appreciate them all.  It’s crazy how one moment of time can completely change your course of life. You can be happy and celebrating a special occasion only to instantly have terrible news arrive that totally changes your life forever with deep pain. Or you can be in a state of despair and feeling there is no end to hardship or grief when suddenly great news has been delivered that…