January 2022

January Blues

January blues seem to be a yearly thing for me. It’s amazing how I can go from feeling energized with all of the exciting things I’m going to do in the new year, to depressed – completely depressed – within the first week. This January hasn’t even been bad, weather-wise; well, today is. Typical Ohio

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Making a Difference

A story that I heard years ago:Once there was a really bad storm that left thousands of starfish stranded on a beach. They could survive there for a while, but they wouldn’t make it until the tide came in, and several were past the point where the tide would ever reach them. After the storm

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Reflecting Back

These are portions of some posts from 2011-2014 that were a little more reflective. I think it’s fine to spend time reflecting back as long as we don’t beat ourselves up over things we can’t do anything about now, and as long as we don’t dwell on, or try to live in the past. One

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Just For Fun

Apparently, in 2011, I went through old emails and copied them for my blog. Remember when people used to send all these funny stories in emails instead of posting them on social media? So, just for fun, I’m sharing two of them that made me smile. From One Pumpkin To Another A woman was asked

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About Me

[I originally wrote the first part of this post on my Seven Dgrees of Me blog in 2011*] I took an online class a couple of years ago and the first assignment was to write a brief “about me” type of description of yourself. This really turned out to be a difficult thing for me

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Order my steps, Lord

Almost every year around this time, I write a New Year’s post about my plans, goals, etc. for the coming year. This time, it’s been a little different. I’ve spent the week kind of working out my aspiration for the new year while also examining what I’ve written in previous years. Instead of resolutions or

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A New Heaven And A New Earth

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud

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