I feel amazing after my iron infusion!

How am I doing after the iron infusion? I had my iron infusion on October 11th and I decided to keep a record of any changes.  For the last 10 years I’ve been tired and I attribute it to the craziness of life and poor quality, disruptive sleep.  I suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome which […]

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Look for the good when life is hard.

Do you have an attitude of gratitude?  I’m working on mine.  It’s easy to be thankful when everything is going well, but what about those harder days?  I’m learning that when I focus on the positive instead of the negative my perspective changes. “So much good happens to us in the rush of daily life […]

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Peace when the news is not good!

The telephone rang at 9:50 a.m.  It was my Doctor’s office.  The nurse said,  ‘the Dr. would like you to come in so she can over your blood test results”.  That’s never a good thing.  They don’t call you to tell you that all your levels are good and keep up the great work!  Nope, […]

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I became a Grandma this year!

I just had my birthday! I’m healthy and active and I’m one year away from 60!  I love it!  Well I’m not excited about wrinkles and grey hair.  But my wrinkles are from smiling too much and that’s a good thing.  And the grey hair is not a problem as long as I visit my […]

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Cease striving and discover joy today!

Do you ever have a day that you feel really blessed?  That’s how I feel today!  I’m sitting outside on the deck writing to you from our lovely little Lake House.    Life gets too busy.  Some days I rush from one task to next.  I lose my joy in the frenzy of the urgent. […]

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2019 diet free forever

Today I am offering you hope! Make 2019 the year you embrace a healthy lifestyle. You’ve tried lots of diets and sadly they don’t work for long. I know your struggles because they are mine too. By the end of January my diets were done. But there is hope! Instead of a new diet I […]

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Time-perspective, priorities, people!

Is life overwhelming? Feeling like life is hard? I’m still adjusting to the new normal with the recent loss of a well-loved friend. My friend’s health deteriorated quickly and within 21 days she passed. This kind of shocking loss puts life into perspective. Priorities change. Irritations lose their power. Stuff loses its appeal. Careers lose […]

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Can I trust God when life is hard?

Is life rough right now? Are you being asked to do really hard things? Or maybe you are watching someone you love go through tough times? Last week I told you about my good friend who is gravely ill. She is still in ICU. She has made progress in some areas and a few steps […]

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Don’t take your health for granted!

Do you take your good health for granted? I sure did. But this week I was forced to stop and watch as my best friends’ health deteriorated. She went to the hospital for assistance with an ongoing heart issue. But it wasn’t that simple. Within a few days they found serious health issues. She ended […]

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Reflections from a brand new empty nester!

Our nest is empty. But my heart and mind are full. Full of memories. Full of laughter and tears. Full of God’s goodness and grace. Full of hopes and dreams. Here are some reflections of a brand new empty nester. For the last month Katie has been sorting through all her stuff. We’ve been making […]

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A success story-weight loss strategies too!

Ready to give up on this healthy living idea?  Frustrated because it seems to be taking too long?  Read Cecile’s story and be encouraged! My friend lost 141 pounds and went from a size 24 to 12-14! Cecile, was a faithful member of the support group I led. She also attended Weight Watchers in the […]

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How God gave me an attitude adjustment!

Do you need an attitude adjustment? I did! Three little girls from Uganda helped me realize that. Our Church hosted the African Children’s Choir from Uganda. We had three beautiful little girls and their fun choir leader stay with us. I learned so much from our time together. Especially when a 2-day visit turned into […]

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