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What Love-Sick Birds Taught Me That Will Make You Laugh

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What Love-Sick Birds Taught Me That Will Make You Laugh

Does nature boggle your mind, too? Have you laughed and learned things by observing the natural world in all its glory? You’re not alone. I about fell over with laughter this month watching the antics of an amorous sparrow who was desperately seeking a mate. Mistaken Identity It all started when I noticed that my neighbor had placed what appeared to be white grocery bags over the side mirrors of her maroon colored CR-V.  My curiosity was at an all-time high.  I mean, in my 64+ years I thought I’d seen just about everything but this happening...

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Why Dreaming Big is Part of God’s Plan for You

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Why Dreaming Big is Part of God’s Plan for You

God gives us dreaming hearts because He wants us to accomplish things.”  – Walk with God Do you believe that? I’m not too sure that I did. I’m the one who would ask God to make my dreams come true in a rather hushed, nearly muted, voice just in case it wasn’t appropriate to pray for something big.  Is it right to ask for more, I wondered, when God already gave something huge in the gift of His Son?  I know that He is an uncommonly gracious God but is it okay to ask Him for things that are jaw-droppingly good? Our...

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Are You Willing To Do Whatever God Calls You To Do?

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Are You Willing To Do Whatever God Calls You To Do?

My honest answer – it depends on what He wants me to do. That’s just like us, right?  We pray to be used by God and when that whisper, that initial nudge comes down from heaven, we balk. Whoa now, God, hold on.  You can’t possibly mean that you want me to carry out that assignment. I mean there’s a limit to my abilities and you know that service isn’t my strong suit. But, if you want me to do this other thing that utilizes my favorite talent, well then I’ll surrender completely.  How ‘bout we try that, Lord? Jumping Onboard the HOG...

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Why Would You Ever Want to Declare Bankruptcy?

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Why Would You Ever Want to Declare Bankruptcy?

Let’s not pussyfoot around it. Declaring bankruptcy can be a blemish on your character. Filing for bankruptcy is a legal lifeline for those drowning in debt.  Sometimes it’s due to events beyond your control such as a major health crisis that isn’t covered by insurance. But, more often than not, it’s because people spend more money than they make without any consideration of the long-term consequences.  No matter the cause, completing the bankruptcy process must be scary, discouraging, and humiliating. In essence, it’s admitting you need help...

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No, Last Month’s Eclipse Was Not the Most Spectacular Display of Celestial Pageantry

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No, Last Month’s Eclipse Was Not the Most Spectacular Display of Celestial Pageantry

Okay, I admit it. I was one of the millions of mesmerized viewers of the Great American Eclipse last month.  I was decked out with a camera, phone apps, and dopey-looking sunglasses.  I stood out on my driveway eagerly awaiting zero hour, alone, looking up. The celestial phenomenon did not disappoint.  We weren’t in the path of totality but it was jaw-droppingly good, spell-binding, mind-blowing, and otherworldly.  The excitement was palpable.  Neighbors emerged from the cool comfort of their homes to witness the supernatural wonderment. ...

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3 Secrets to Sabotage Worry

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3 Secrets to Sabotage Worry

Let me guess…you worry. You worry about how to pay your bills, you worry if someone at work is going to throw you under the bus, you worry about a loved one’s health issue, and you worry about your children regardless of their age.  I presume this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for you in the worry domain. I’ll be honest. I worry too. There have been times when I’ve felt overwhelmed and completely drained by the ever-growing list of concerns.  It’s so easy to freak out when this happens but… What if there was a way to undermine the...

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Why Selfies are Scarier than Freddy Krueger

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Why Selfies are Scarier than Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger was scary.  I mean really s-c-a-r-y! He was the central character in the 1980’s Nightmare on Elm Street film series and he scared the living daylights out of me.  Images of his scarred skin, clawed glove, and dark brown fedora hat still evoke hair-raising sensations.  The dude was frightening.  The most spine-chilling image I had seen. At least he was until I started looking at “selfies.” Oh, I’m not talking about our endless fascination with taking our own pictures.  No, no.  I’m speaking of the egocentric personality traits...

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Why You’re Not Marathon Training (And what you should do about it)

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Why You’re Not Marathon Training (And what you should do about it)

Marathons are challenging but who amongst us enjoys running for running’s sake? I know there are joggers in the audience and I applaud you.  However,  even when I was younger and, in much better shape than I am now, I didn’t like to run unless it was while playing baseball, tag, or football with the neighborhood gang.   We didn’t run just to run…there had to be an end goal in mind. Marathon training is a BIG deal.  I googled it and there are over 3.2 million online sites offering help.  Everyone seems to have a “proven” plan for success.  If...

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How to Stymie the Annoying Ringy Dingy

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How to Stymie the Annoying Ringy Dingy

Ring. Ring. Ring. You’ve reached the offices of We Can’t Be Bothered to Pick Up the Phone.  If this is a life-threatening emergency, please hang up and call 9-1-1.  Press 1 for an appointment.  Press 2 for prescription refills.  Press 3 to speak with a nurse.  Press 4 for directions to our office.  Press 5, 6, 7, or 8 for anything else you may think of. Geez, remind me again why I was calling. Trying to get through to someone on the telephone today is exasperating.  It’s absolutely ludicrous when calling a physician’s...

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One New Year’s Resolution I Really Want to Keep

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One New Year’s Resolution I Really Want to Keep

Just like you, I made a New Year’s resolution. And, just like you, I’ve already blown it. New years seem to bring our best intentions to the forefront.  It’s a worthy endeavor and this year I wanted my resolution to carry some real weight; something that I truly want to see to fruition during the next 365 days and beyond. What is it, you ask?  I want to spend more time knowing God. This statement may seem a bit odd for someone who gave her life to Christ more than 35 years ago but I’d like to begin my days in quietude, in His presence,...

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