Hopeful Hearts

Whatcha Goin’ Through?
Whatcha Goin’ Through?

We are all going through something.   Every. single. person. you. meet. is going through something.   But we can't let our circumstances overtake our joy!   Today let's kick anxiety and joy-stealing thoughts to the curb and reclaim JOY.   In Psalm 94, David cries out...

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Let’s Fly!
Let’s Fly!

Cars lined up. Engines revving with every pump of the gas pedal. His hands are gripped to the leather of the steering wheel; sweat seeping between his fingers. The announcer comes over the loud speaker. "Ready. Set." And then the sound of the starter pistol. They're...

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Is It Time To Forgive Tom Brady?
Is It Time To Forgive Tom Brady?

WOW!  For those of you who know me - even a tiny bit - know my dislike for Tom Brady.  And for those of you who don't know me......well now you know. But as silly as it seems, God has been working on my "almost hatred-like feelings" toward that man. In my Bible study...

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Toothpaste Words.
Toothpaste Words.

Have you ever squeezed the toothpaste too much and all that white glob spills over the sides of the toothbrush? I try to prop it back on top of the brush only to leave it oozing down the side again.  I think, "it will be okay.   This isn't that much toothpaste."  I...

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The Wooden Bench.
The Wooden Bench.

There's one outside the local barber shop to catch up on today's gossip. There's one at the bus stop to take a load off during the wait. There's a few scattered around the reservoir to rest during exercise. There's one on the front porch and another on the back....

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That’s It.  I’m Done.
That’s It. I’m Done.

I give up.  I give in. Toxic out.  You win. I am on Day 10 of a 10-day body detox program.  I've fought it for several years.  My holistic nurse has said she thought the detox could get rid of the toxins in my body, help me physically feel better, jump start my weight...

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The Pause.
The Pause.

"If you want to get a child's attention the most powerful tool is...............the pause." Quite a powerful sentence from someone I quote a lot....Vanessa from the television show "Last Man Standing".  hahhaha How true it is not only for children but for adults too! ...

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Subtle Semi Saying!
Subtle Semi Saying!

"Everything is subject to change." A message strategically placed on a semi.  The italicized words in black against the white background caught my eye. Everything is subject to change. It stirred something inside of me.  Like a myriad of crazy emotions.  Almost like...

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You’re Gonna Need Shades!
You’re Gonna Need Shades!

I was heading to the outside garage at our home that is not attached to our house.  It is the shelter for two vehicles, the lawn mower and some Christmas decorations along with one side that is finished and serves as our home offices. As I stepped from my house into...

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