Category Archives: My Faith

Scatter Sunshine!

Never could there have been a more perfect surprise than I had this morning. On this cold, dreary, snowy April day, when we are beyond ready for the Spring that just doesn’t seem to come – this happened!    

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A Bit of Oil in My Lamp

Feeling overwhelmed? I can surely relate. Whenever I find myself burdened with too much to do, I ask myself, “Am I overwhelmed or am I under serving? I pause to question if all of my energy is being spent on

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Embracing Family Traditions

In our world full of chaos, confusion and change, few things are as comforting to us as adults and to our children than the consistency of treasured family traditions. When holiday gatherings are filled with children’s comments like, “Oh, I

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Storage Bins

Winter clothes out – summer clothes in. Thanksgiving decorations out – Halloween decorations in. As seasons come and go, I pack and unpack my storage bins. After each holiday I trade out my holiday stuff. I re-sort, organize, and thin

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Kora’s Burden

Yesterday, I helped out in a pre-school class. It was exhausting but exhilarating at the same time.  The teachers were well prepared, the room was colorful and inviting and it filled up quickly with kid craziness. In no time, the

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Lessons From Trees

We live in the woods. Each spring, as our snow melts, we assess the winter wear on our trees. Some have fallen, others, snap in half, some die, new trees sprout, but most stand strong and true, strengthened by the

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Let Go!

And they did! We all did. At a life changing, memorable bariatric conference, we all let go. Each one of us, having done some soul searching and personal reflection, selected one thing that was holding us back, dragging us down,

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For those of you who have had the opportunity to swim in the ocean, you likely can recall what it feels like be managed and controlled by the ocean’s powerful, relentless forces. Standing near the shore, waves crash against you

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Firm Foundations?

Build it: Excited about our new adventure of building our log home. we watched as skilled workmen with heavy equipment carved up the mountainside and excavated our foundation. Then one day, everything, and I mean everything came to a halt!

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Essentials for Lasting WLS Success

Yes, it’s been 27 years since I took control of my weight, improved my health and changed the direction of my life by choosing weight loss surgery. In 1995, many looked down on a surgical option as an intervention for

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