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In a blogging slump? 3 ways to destro...

Are you in a blogging slump? Here are 3 tips to help you conquer it!

Are you in a blogging slump? We’ve all been there. A deadline is looming ahead of us and we are absolutely BLANK with nothing to say! Or it’s just your weekly Wednesday post and you are having a hard time planning supper, let alone writing a 500 word post. We start thinking: maybe I should […]

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Summer link-up continues on!

women helping women - encouragement through generations

Greetings friends. I’ve so been enjoying reading your posts. I don’t get to enjoy them all, but it’s a delight to read all that the Lord has been showing you. I love your hearts to encourage, instruct, help and even laugh or cry with one another! As I read your posts, I pray for you, […]

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A glitch in the health plan & my...

Are you struggling in your health journey? Don't give up!

  A step backwards toward health. Well, I pulled my back out this past week and it sort of set me back on my health focus. I’ve been unable to get any exercising in and it has limited my cooking/shopping abilities. But I’m feeling a little better so at least I’ll be able to get […]

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God, show me how to create memorials

Are we setting up memorials as reminders to us of who God is?

I’ve been meditating on Psalm 103. I also know it as a song so it makes meditating on it just a little bit easier. But I was struck by verse 2: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits… Then it goes on to list blessing after blessing after blessing. The […]

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Weekly link-up

women helping women community

Well, it’s time once again for my weekly link-up. I know that with summer months people are very busy. And it’s been a much busier summer for me than usual. But I will continue to host the link-up so long as I feel there is a desire for it. I’m always so blessed by reading […]

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Menu Planning and filling the freezer

Harvest time should help us prepare our pantry and freezer for the long winter months.

Times of plenty should fill our freezers! Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest. Prov 6:6-8 For many of us, this is the summer time when crops are beginning to […]

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Are you dried up and empty?

are you dried up and barren and needing to be refreshed?

Do you ever feel like you are dried up, like an old river bed? Sometimes we spend so much time pouring out into others that we forget we can run empty.  And then when empty, we still give from the deeper stores within us. Until we are weepy and weary and lost. What happened? We […]

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Delicious Blogging – a review a...

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Hey bloggers, do you ever wish you had someone right beside you giving you wise and really helpful advice on what to do and what not to do with your blog? Someone who would say, “Girl, I would love you to watermark that gorgeous photo so no one can claim your work!” Or “Let me […]

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Menu and health update

July 13 menu

Well, I’ve been working on eating healthy and T-Tapping daily. So far I’d grade myself about 7 out of 10 on eating and about 4 out of 10 on exercising. But I consider this a successful week as I’ve taken some solid steps to regaining my health and strength. I will take the 3 steps […]

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