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International Day of Happiness

So, today is the International Day of Happiness. What is happiness anyway? The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines happiness as: 1 obsolete : good fortune : prosperity all happiness bechance to thee —William Shakespeare 2a : a state of well-being and contentment : joy b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience  I wish you every happiness in life. The thing about happiness is that it depends on your circumstance. You are only… Continue reading International Day of Happiness

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Five Minutes with Mandy – Surrender & Watch God Work

Surrender and Watch Troubles on Every Side Have you ever been up against troubles that seem to be coming from every side? It seems as though you get one thing solved and another problem rises up against you? God’s Word tells us to “Surrender and Watch.” In today’s world, I think most of us are there,… Continue reading Five Minutes with Mandy – Surrender & Watch God Work

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We Are Called to Be Different

We are called to be different. These days many of us would prefer to melt into the crowd than to stand out as different. We would rather not stand out or bring attention to ourselves. But in truth, as Christians, we really should be different. Our lives should attract others to us. No, rather it should attract… Continue reading We Are Called to Be Different

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Discover the Meaning in Life

Discover With the Wisest Man on Earth Even though he was the wisest man of all time, King Solomon discovered much in his life. It’s kind of comforting to know that the wisest man of all time discovered that life is pretty much meaningless. If it was meaningless for him, no wonder we feel that… Continue reading Discover the Meaning in Life

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The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

Giving Support When I heard the prompt, “support” my mind went in many directions. So many ideas came to mind. Support the hurricane victims Support your ball team Support your local church Support Your Local Sheriff (a Western Comedy) Support me in the whelming flood But my mind kept going to a phrase from a… Continue reading The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

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God’s Comfort Makes us Comfort – Able

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT)       Been There, Done That My husband is the most amazing servant of God when it comes to comforting… Continue reading God’s Comfort Makes us Comfort – Able

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Fibromyalgia: Get Your Life Back

“I want my life back!” We’ve all said it.  I remember all too well that first year of extreme pain when I could hardly move without  having contracting pain in my back. I’m thankful for the steroids that helped me get beyond that; however, I am still trying to free myself from the addictive steroids and I… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: Get Your Life Back

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What are you least thankful for?

Holidays. Not always a thankful time. It’s actually the toughest time of the year for many. Holidays, like Thanksgiving, are a painful reminder of the difficult year that has just gone by. At times it is nearly impossible to think of things to be thankful for. And yet here we are naming off things we… Continue reading What are you least thankful for?