Encouragement from the Bible

I wanted to share my new hobby! I receive so much encouragement from the Bible, and enjoy creating beautiful pictures with verses from the Bible. I hope they are a blessing to you today!               I’d love to hear from you. Which of these verses encourage you the most? […]

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Self-Compassion During Difficult Times

We Need to be Kind to Ourselves During Difficult Times Three weeks ago I had the joy of sharing my recent trip to our son’s wedding, made possible by the generosity of others. During my trip to Houston I met with a friend of mine, Jennifer Christian, who is also a counselor. She interviewed me […]

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Jesus Understands Our Feelings

The most important relationship we have is with Our Lord, who loves and understands us so. Today I share a section from a book I love by Earl Henslin, called Forgiven and Free. It says it all. I hope it encourages you today! “It may be difficult for some of us to believe this truth […]

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The Power of Self-Awareness

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In order to have healthy relationships we need to be self-aware As we grow in self-awareness, we will better understand why we feel and behave the way we do. This new understanding gives us the opportunity and freedom to change those things we’d like to change about ourselves and our relationships. Self-Awareness: What do you […]

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A Dream Come True!

Two months ago, I took a bold step to ask for help It was something I never imagined doing. My husband and I just returned from a trip to southern California to visit our family. We drove the 800-mile round trip, breaking it up into 200 miles per day because I get so exhausted traveling […]

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Hints to Make Mother’s Day a Blessing

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away.  I’ve got a few hints that will help Mother’s Day go well this year. Mother’s Day is loaded emotionally…often filled with unmet expectations and disappointments. It is also a day that may bring pain for lots of reasons. Rather than ignore it, let’s look at it, and […]

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7 Ways to be Compassionate with Yourself


Building a Compassionate Relationship with Yourself is Life Changing You and your relationships will benefit as you take care of yourself and have a “compassionate you” to go through life with. Following are some ideas you can build into your life to continue developing the compassionate relationship that you have already begun. Stay Self-Aware Resist […]

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Learn to Give Without Resentment


Do you struggle with resentment? Do you sometimes feel like you are the one doing all the giving and sacrificing, while others around you aren’t doing their fair share? If the answer is “yes”, then you are not alone. I learned this concept many years ago when I developed a tool to help myself with […]

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Include Yourself in Your Life!

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  Part of developing a compassionate relationship with yourself involves including yourself in your life That may sound strange. Let me explain. So often, for a variety of reasons, we often make decisions about how to spend our precious time, energy, focus, funds, and effort without factoring in our instincts, needs, and desires for our […]

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Setting Healthy Boundaries with Myself


Everyone I know has trouble setting healthy boundaries, myself included! It’s easy to think about how hard it is to set boundaries with the challenging people in your life. What we sometimes forget, is how important it is to set healthy boundaries with ourselves. So that’s what I’m going to be sharing with you today.* […]

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