True Community Celebrates the Success of Others

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“Rejoice with those who rejoice.” (Romans 12:15) Have you ever outwardly congratulated a friend on her accomplishment while inwardly wishing it could have been you instead of her?  Have you ever felt like giving up on your dream after seeing another person fulfill it first- and better? Have you ever been so focused on your own success that you missed the opportunity to help a friend achieve her goal?  Regrettably, I have experienced all three scenarios, and each one left[Read more]

Friday Reflections: A Closer Look at My Life

When I’m not blogging, life is happening.  Here’s what’s been going on in my world this week. “What’s with the broken jam jar?” you might be asking.  To be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit like a broken jam jar this week.  And, now that I’ve actually broken one- a full one, maybe even the last one ever to be stocked by Costco, according to my husband, who hasn’t seen one there for weeks now- maybe I’ll be able to[Read more]

4 Steps to Writing 500 Words Daily

We are continuing with our series on Life’s Essential Ingredients.  This is my personal list, but I hope that you will find at least one or two that resonate with you and offer some helpful suggestions.  So far, we have covered Workouts and Worship and Homeschooling.  Today, we are looking at writing 500 words daily.  So, whether you are an established or an aspiring writer, this one’s for you:) 4. Write something, at least 500 words in length. Does 500[Read more]