Six Things I Learned in May

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Six Things I Learned in May 2017 [I scheduled this post before I learned of the recent tragic event in Portland. Praying now for the victims.] May was full of surprises: some made me smile, some made me wince, and some made me laugh. 1. “Life is not about how fast you can live it. And no one cares how …

Seven Things I Learned in January

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1.Can we choose to not label one another? “This is not easy. It will make us cry. The only thing that will help is if we name one another rightly. Not pro or against. Not right or left. Not terrorist or traitor. But Beloved.” –Christie Purifoy 2. The movie I most want to see: Hidden Figures. “When Americans think about …

7 Things I learned in November

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Hi, Friends, This month’s focus: learning to walk more in faith and less in fear: 1. Pay attention to my thoughts and slam the door on the negative. “Beloved, unbelief is crippling. . . the steps we take forward with God we take through faith or unbelief [2 Cor. 5:7]. Therefore, unbelief literally cripples our spiritual walk, casting huge obstacles …

Ten Things I learned in June

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(We’re taking a break from our love series for this post.) In no particular order, I share thoughts on creativity from Elizabeth Gilbert, a review of a Dickens’ movie, Ken Burns on history, and other things: 1. If you’ve ever prayed to God for a miracle and didn’t get it, then Lisa words will (hopefully) encourage you. “Miracles are not …

Renew 16: When you see a love not of this world

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Welcome to the 16th and final post in the Renew your mind (Romans 12:2) series. I wrote the series because I needed (and based on reader’s comments, I’m not alone) to remind us of certain truths. I pray this encourages you. *************** I told myself I wasn’t going to cry. But tears streamed down my cheeks. Why? I saw a …

Six Things I learned in October

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For today, we’re taking a break from our trust series, and I’m sharing what I learned in October. Hint: #3 is my favorite.   1. Sometimes you can see early hints of an artist’s leanings. Our family enjoyed the 1985 movie Young Sherlock Holmes produced by Steven Spielberg. We noticed Indiana Jones type action scenes. The movie imagines what happens …

When you find joy….

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Holley Gerth, author of You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream wants us to share what gives us joy. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Flickr user Moyan Brenn Recently, I experienced joy when my husband and I watched the movie musical Les Misérable. It was a rare treat as we sank into the theater’s plush seats. Joy showed up as I …

When a friend sees you

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Image courtesy of fabulous photographer: findstuff22 Charlotte is dying.  She kept her promise and saved Wilbur’s life.  Now two friends must say “good-bye.”   Charlotte says, “Oh Wilbur, don’t you know what you’ve already done.  You made me your friend, and in doing so, you made a spider beautiful to everyone in that barn…” *   Charlotte and Wilbur saw …

Valentine’s Day came early with “The Screwtape Letters”

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Image courtesy of: woaleslieXO Valentine’s Day came early as my husband and I treated each other to a matinee of the play, “The Screwtape Letters.”  It is a slightly updated adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ satirical book by the same title.  Senior tempter, Screwtape (Max McLean) dictates letters on the art of temptation for the benefit of junior tempter, Wormwood.  It …

HUGO – the movie, watch it?

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  This will be a very short movie review. My husband and daughter did not like this movie.  I liked it although I agree with my husband that the movie could have been shorter by about 30 minutes.  Our 3rd-grader didn’t like the tension of young Hugo constantly trying to avoid capture by the train station’s constable.  There are a …