Solving Problems Saving Hope

Don’t give up! Have you ever listened to someone’s story and heard these words, “Fine for you to say, but you don’t know what I’m going through here.” When we listen at heart level, we become aware of problems people are going through and they are traveling the path right beside you. We can relate to being thrown into the spin cycle of problems that never dry out. How many times have you thought, “If I had a towel, I’d throw it in?” There are many reasons not to throw …

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Sleep on it! Who said that?

In the morning during my quiet time, just me and God, I write out at least one verse that spoke to me. Sometimes I write a story around them, other times I just tuck the verses into my stack of index cards to read again in the future. Today I chose Psalm 16:7. “I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.”  Have you ever had a perplexing situation that needed to be resolved but no answers came to you? Maybe, like me, you thought …

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Turnabout is … what? It's opportunity, that's what it is!

OK! Everybody up! Rise and shine! No advent reading today. I’m away from my normal writing place so we will segue from the normal writing topic. That’s one way to say I forgot to do my homework. Let’s talk about something else today. When I was working for a corporation, annual planning and forecasting for the New Year was finalized in August of the current year. That’s not how it works for individuals and families, at least not most of the time. We might plan vacations more than a year …

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Refining Grace