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I Choose Joy…First Step

I CHOOSE JOY... FIRST STEP   What is the first step in finding more joy? Is gratitude step one, and does it lead us to joy? Or is joy first to make it easier to have gratitude? It’s like the chicken and the egg question...which came first? The egg question even...

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How to Choose Joy

HOW TO CHOOSE JOY You mean I have to choose joy? Isn't it an automatic response like feeling happy or sad?  It's easy and FUN to be joyful when I am happy. But, it is tough to create when I'm not!   CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE Find More Joy in April's...

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Happy Birthday, Bart!

            In honor of my son's birthday, I awoke this morning teary-eyed as I faced another day without Bart. The idea came to me to write him a letter...     Dear Bart,    I miss you so much! As I wake up this morning...

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Breast Cancer: Shocking News!

Why is breast cancer such shocking news? In this article, we explore why so many women are getting breast cancer, why it is such shocking news, and what you can change NOW to prevent this disease! We are shocked by the news that a friend or loved one has Breast...

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Who Do You See?

In The Busyness of Life, Who Do You See?"...that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”--John 6:40As I read this scripture, my eyes rest on “sees the Son.” I ask myself, how often do I see...

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The Peaks and Valleys of Breast Cancer

  Breast Cancer: Now What? Women of all ages fear the dreaded words, “I think you need a biopsy for breast cancer.” I am not the poster child for annual mammograms. Before November of 2017, my last one was about ten or more years ago. (I don’t even remember when...

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About Karyn

About Karyn

Karyn Almendarez writes to encourage and inspire you to “faith it through” life’s changes and hardships. She is an author, blogger, retired teacher, wife, mother, and grandmother. She shares the tools which helped her move forward after losing a sixteen-year-old son in an early morning car accident, and, more recently, a breast cancer diagnosis.

 

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