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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone   When was the last time a close friend reminded you that you are not alone? When hearing bad news, especially, "You have cancer," do you feel as if you are on a desert island with nowhere to turn? What will happen next? Where will you get the...

Overcoming Doubts

Overcoming Doubts

Photo Courtesy of Deb Torres Doubts...We All Have Them   To doubt is to feel uncertain, uneasy, unbelieving, fearful, or insecure. How do we overcome our doubts? Since we all have them, how do we overcome them and keep them from robbing our peace, joy, and hope?...

Freedom From Fear

Freedom From Fear

How do we find freedom from fear? We know that fear and worry may cause emotional, physical, and even spiritual suffering. Where do we turn for comfort, peace, and hope when we are afraid? Recently I was chatting with a friend, and she said something causing me to...

Finding Inner Peace

Finding Inner Peace

Where do we find the inner peace that spills over into our relationships, attitudes, and actions?   We’re all in the midst of troubled times. The Coronavirus is affecting people from every continent and every walk of life. It’s easy to panic! Maybe you find...

Finding Peace Over Panic

Finding Peace Over Panic

Where do we find perfect peace, a peace that is stronger than the panic we feel with things changing all around us?   With all the changes, illness, and challenges this pandemic has caused, Do you find yourself asking,  "Is God on my side?  Is He protecting me...

Building Hope

Building Hope

On What Are You Building Your Hope?Is it built on a foundation that can’t be blown away when events or people threaten its existence? Does your hope persevere through good and bad times?   I love this quote by John Calvin:  “The word hope I take for faith; and...

4 Reasons to Hope

4 Reasons to Hope

What are your reasons to hope, especially when difficulties arise?   I love this quote by Lloyd Bennett from “The Light in the Heart.”   “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” Have you ever found yourself thinking or saying, “I...

Hope That Lasts

Hope That Lasts

Photo Courtesy of Deb TorresWhere do you look for hope, especially during unsettling times? Does your hope last and make positive changes in your life and in the lives of others?   I love this quote by Catherine Marshall… "God is the only one who can make the...

Living With More Hope

Living With More Hope

Photo Courtesy of Deb Torres How Do We Live With More Hope?   I love this quote by Barbara Kingsolver… “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but...

Staying Positive, Lessons From a Finch

Staying Positive, Lessons From a Finch

Has the COVID virus made it hard to stay positive? Watch the video to learn how a finch lost his focus and what he has to teach us about staying positive.What Can Our Finch Teach Us About Focusing on Positives?Just as Nancy took care of the finch because he couldn't...

Thank You for Sharing Hope

Thank You for Sharing Hope

Thank You Sharing Hope!Yahoo! Our book launch of the new Tragedy's Treasures, a Mom Finds Hope in Grief and Loss, is still soaring! Now, both Kindle and print versions are #1 New Release!               I have all of you to thank for...

What To Do When Holidays Hurt

What To Do When Holidays Hurt

    HOLIDAYS CAN HURT Twenty-two years later, holidays still hurt. Close friends invited us for dinner last week. The invitation warmed our hearts because both friends are teachers. If you are a teacher, you understand how exhausted you are by Friday,...