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Sometimes you just need someone to tell you that you’re going to be okay. You can make it.

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Sometimes you just need someone to tell you that you’re going to be okay. You can make it.

No long post today. Starting with the ridiculously long title and the use of the word “just”, this will actually go against all the rules of blogging but I don’t care. These two simple sentences are something I desperately needed someone to tell me once upon a time when going through the hardest thing I’ve ever endured in my life.

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I Wish I’d Known… That the Best Kind of Life is the One That is Lived

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I Wish I’d Known… That the Best Kind of Life is the One That is Lived

I’m joining up with the #FridayFive again today. It’s been a while! As I’ve pondered the writing prompt for this week I’ve struggled to come up with 5 things I wish I’d known. Why? Because I’m realistic enough to know that I’m hard headed enough that I probably wouldn’t have listened even if someone told me.

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Upon Further Inspection by Stacey Philpot

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Upon Further Inspection by Stacey Philpot

I’m pleased to be sharing this fun story with a profound message from my friend, Stacey, today. You can find more of Stacey’s writings about her life on her personal blog, A Life Repaired as well as encouragement for those battling chronic illness at Chronically Whole. Stacey is a fighter and a writer and she’s equally brilliant at doing both. I’m so honored to know her and call her friend.

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Saturday Share #LinkUp 4.9.16 {Focus: Refreshment}

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Saturday Share #LinkUp 4.9.16 {Focus: Refreshment}

I don’t have much to say about any of these links I’m sharing today. They speak volumes for themselves. No fancy images or formatting. Just simple sharing of hope. If you need refreshment today, hope to take another step, faith that your heart can beat again, I pray you find it here in these words and videos as I have. Each of these links have left me speechless and refreshed.

“Lord, do your work of refreshment in the hurting heart today. Amen”

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When We Have a Plan but God Calls An Audible

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When We Have a Plan but God Calls An Audible

Calling an audible… I knew this was sports related term but I had to ask my husband exactly what it meant. He described it as the team having a play in place and then the quarterback notices a need for change that would keep that play from working so he calls an audible and they go a different route. I’ve encountered several instances in my life when we thought we had a play in place, the “quarterback” called an audible and the game changed.

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Identity: Lost and Found {A Guest Post by Ruth Campos}

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Identity: Lost and Found {A Guest Post by Ruth Campos}

Please welcome Ruth to the table as she shares a bit of her story. Be sure to hop over to her blog, Planted By Living Water, to read more of her writing. She has been such an encouragement to me and I know she will be to you as well. It is such an honor to have you here, Ruth!

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4 Things You Need To Say “ummm… no” To This Easter

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4 Things You Need To Say “ummm… no” To This Easter

I’m trying to stay away from sugar so, this Easter, I’m saying a big “UMMM… NO” to my favorite Easter treat, yummy milk chocolate with the rich, gooey center Cadbury Cream Eggs. I’m drooling just thinking about them. But I’m giving a hearty “YES” to this Traditional Irish Lamb recipe for Easter Sunday.

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Saturday Share #LinkUp 3.12.16 {Focus: Favorite Encouraging Videos}

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Saturday Share #LinkUp 3.12.16 {Focus: Favorite Encouraging Videos}

This week’s Saturday Share is centered around my favorite focus – encouragement. Although I’m a writer I’m not so much of a reader. This is why I understand when people don’t read my blog posts. Give me a powerful message of encouragement and motivation in a song or video and it takes root in my soul.

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Five Names of God: When You Simply Need Him

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Five Names of God: When You Simply Need Him

This week’s Friday Five prompt from my friend Kelly Smith at Mrs. Disciple, is Five Names of God. As I planned for this one, my thoughts immediately turned to who God has been to me in recent times when my heart has been in pain. In those times I need simple. I simply need Him. So for this post, for those who are hurting, I’m keeping it simple. I’m not writing too many of my own words because all the best words are in the songs. I hope you feel His love and comfort deeply as you listen to these songs that remind us of who God is. I hope these songs will be balm for your wounded spirit as they have been for mine.

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Saturday Share 2.13.16 #LINKUP {Focus: Words With Friends}

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Saturday Share 2.13.16 #LINKUP {Focus: Words With Friends}

Yeah, I’ve missed a few weeks on this Saturday Share business. God has had other plans for my weekends and I’m okay with that. I love doing this post each week but I’m also all about that grace and I hope you are too. This week I’m choosing to share with you the good words that some of my blogging friends have been posting this week. Grab your coffee and prepare to be blessed.

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