Category Archives: Motivation

Brain in Training

There are many areas in which we receive training. Jobs, leadership, sales, skills, weight or strength training in sports, and many more. Training methods include simulators, on-the-job, and instructor-led. While studying elementary education, my training experience included assignments as a … Continue reading

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The Battle is the Lord’s

There seem to be many worship songs recently that mention that our battles belong to the Lord, but the message really rang out when I came across a story in 2 Chronicles 20. Hang on to your helmets as I … Continue reading

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Take Words with You

As an author of devotions and children’s picture books, words are important to me. So, as I was reading in the minor prophets recently, this verse captured my attention and curiosity. “Take words with you and return to the LORD” … Continue reading

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Word for the Year

This is a first for me, a word for the year, something to contemplate and focus on. I asked the Lord about it and this is what came to me . . . with. With? My first thought was the … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Rest

Ah, today is the Wednesday between Christmas and New Year’s Day. If you are not traveling on vacation, it is probably a day where things are slowing down a bit, perhaps a time to pause and rest, maybe even sleep … Continue reading

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The Word

Words ~ What words specifically remind you of Christmas? As I began brainstorming, I came up with mistletoe, reindeer, wreath, Santa, pine trees, presents, snow, and carols, which reminded me of who we are singing about, Jesus. I added to … Continue reading

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Peace in the Seasons

With the calendar reading December, you might expect something relating to winter or the season of Christmas. Instead, let’s look at how to maneuver through difficult seasons in life that may include seasons of new beginnings, seasons of waiting, seasons … Continue reading

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Feeling Annoyed?

Some days, does it feel like everything and everyone around you is annoying? Noises rapping at your brain, a loud TV, ringing and pinging phones, bothersome emails, or background conversations? Today’s that day for me, so I opened my concordance … Continue reading

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Beyond Thankful

When we look around, it’s easy to spot those who seem to be more blessed than us. They have high level positions, expensive clothes and cars, and smiling photos on social media. But, it’s just as easy to see those … Continue reading

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Escape and Experience

Sometimes God’s Word just blows my mind! (Like beyond what we can think or imagine!) To me, 2 Peter 1:4 does just that. The Apostle Peter writes, “Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so … Continue reading

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