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Category: Living Life to the Fullest

Taking Life as it Comes

    Hanging in There We moved to a new town 6 weeks ago thinking we would be living in a hotel for a month. Now we are here after 6 weeks and still no place to move in to. We do have a contract on a house and if all goes well, we will move in 11/16. I am finding myself so anxious about the uncertainty, but I remind myself that we have many blessings. This weekend Keith and I went our separate ways for a few days. He was invited to go hunting and I drove to…

Rain, Reign.

Umbrella In Case It Rains Umbrella When It Rains Rain or Reign? 2007-2017   Umbrella In Case It Rains Do you open up an umbrella to cover your head every time you step outside just in case it rains?  This is similar to filling our mind with worry about bad things that may happen in our lives.  Our thoughts dictate our attitude and even impact our health; as well as relationships.  If we spend our waking hours worrying about events that may happen, we are not present in the moment and are unable to enjoy life.  We don&#8217…

Picture Perfect

I came across this quote by Howard Hendricks about marriage, but is so true about all relationships and how we see life in general. “…people get married with a picture in their minds of a perfect marriage. Then after a few trials, they discover they aren’t married to a perfect picture, but an imperfect person. When this realization occurs, they will either tear up the picture or they will tear up the person.” Marriage (📷:1985) When we are dating, it is all about impressing each other and an extra effort to make one another happy. We dream of…

Life is Like Floating the River

I have been a little preoccupied with life’s busyness lately and cannot seem to catch a moment to slow down enough to regroup. Do you ever feel like that? Life is good with so many blessings; however I do not feel like I am taking time to reflect with gratitude and that is something that I personally need. We live in the Texas Hill Country and in my opinion, one of the best places on earth to live with a little of everything outdoorsy right in our “backyard”. We have lived here almost 3 years and have not taken…

Gentleness Is Strength

Gentleness is Strength Opposite of Gentle is Brutal Gentleness Calms the Giver and Receiver Gentleness in Fitness   GENTLENESS IS STRENGTH Think about it.  Does it take strength to be gentle when you are angry, stressed, rushed?  In my opinion it does.  When we are angry with our spouse, our children or any other relationship in our lives and our emotions are dictating our speech and actions, we are generally anything but gentle.  I would also say this is pretty normal.  What if we pause and intentionally calm down and treat the situation with gentleness.  Gentleness does not mean we are…

5 Tips for A Peaceful Heart

  I am a very calm person and many times friends ask why.  The number one reason is my trust and faith in God.  We all have choices of how we handle stress and the following tips are a few that help me. Early to Rise – I learned a long time ago when my girls were small that I need quiet time each morning.  This habit started many years ago with a New Year’s resolution and a daily devotional I received as a gift for Christmas.  Even if you can start by setting the alarm just 15…