Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

2016  is a year I will not soon forget. This year so many lessons were learned. Many were not very pleasant at the time, but through it all I experienced emotional, spiritual and physical growth that I am so very grateful for. Lesson 1 ~ Good things sometimes come to an end. ~ This year, our homeschooling journey came to an end. For the past 20 years that has been the focus of my days. My “new normal” is still…

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Daughters of Decision

Daughters of Decision

Our family attended a conference in Texas last summer and on one the vendor tables I picked up this Quiet Time Journal. A few months later when I started using it, I noticed a website listed on the book so I decided to check it out. That’s when I discovered the Daughters of Decision Website. Wow! The Thomsen Family has created a treasure. This ministry  “desires to help daughters know Christ and grow in their personal relationship with Him, focusing…

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“Set Your Mind on Things Above”

“Set Your Mind on Things Above”

Computers are amazing machines. I use mine for email, accounting, and shopping. These applications are such time savers and make things much easier. I also have a couple Blogs and I use a few social networking websites. Social networking websites and Blogs can be a wonderful tools as well. They are a great way to connect and encourage others. You can easily share your life with old and new friends with just a few clicks. The technology is amazing. But…

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“And Do Not Be Conformed to the World”

“And Do Not Be Conformed to the World”

My life verse for 2016 is Romans 12:2…  “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” The Lord has clearly presented this verse to me time and time again this year in many forms. As the year has moved along, I have been pondering how to truly live this verse out. This verse tells us we…

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Pinterest and Reclaiming Beauty

Pinterest and Reclaiming Beauty

  I have had a Pinterest account for a couple of years now. It sure is fun to “pin” lovely things on my “boards”. I have been so inspired by the creative ideas and how easily these ideas can be shared, but I have noticed something that worries me. Many young ladies I know are pinning dream homes, wedding ideas, lovely clothes and party ideas. But some of the “pins” are surprising such as fashion, makeup and movies that I…

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Butterflies!

Butterflies!

A few weeks ago I was asked to give a devotion for a Mother’s Day Luncheon for a group of women from my church. The theme of the luncheon was butterflies. As I began to do research on the butterfly, I was reminded of the amazing transformation that occurs in us as we become a new creation in Christ! Among God’s most beautiful creatures, is the butterfly. How God can transform a caterpillar into to a chrysalis and then into…

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A New Season

A New Season

Each year we experience four different seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. With each season comes new experience. As I think of my own life, I realize I have gone through a few seasons. Spring ~ I was so young and enthusiastic. Life was ahead of me. I became a believer in Christ at the age of 18. A new beginning. I became a bride at the age of 21. Our life together was in the future and we were…

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