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Goals Met

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End Of Summer Race
Not many of you know this, but I joined a running group this last spring when we moved to Minnesota. I wanted to join something that would improve my health, be something that involved exercise and something just for me. I knew that becoming a stay-at-home mom after working 2 jobs was going to be hard on me in the aspect of alone time or even doing things strictly for myself. I was right too. I needed to join the class and I must say, it is the best thing I could have done for myself.
I found Moms On The Run through the Bing search engine trying to find things to do just for women that involved exercise. I was extremely nervous about it after I finally got enough gumption to sign up. The first night of class I felt so sick to my stomach I almost took the next exit on the freeway and headed home. To my surprise, it wasn't as intimidating as one might think, or as I thought, I should say! That first night it was cold and raining, yet all of us stuck through our firs…

The Battle Rages On

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The Tempest in the Storm As I see the headlines every day for the Christians in Iraq going through this terrible tragedy it breaks my heart. So many uprooted from their homes. So many having to flee on foot, pay a large tax, or be killed. Many lives taken for the mere fact of a religious preference. Here in America we do not have this to worry about much. Yes, there are a few instances where Christians are targeted for beliefs about gay marriage, birth control issues and abortion. BUT, they are NOTHING compared to this. NOTHING. That is not persecution, but only a small prick into our faith bubble. These people are going through intense persecution.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities are being affected and must flee to avoid the inevitable: genocide. To see the pictures breaks my heart. To see the families speak to the news reporters on the TV hurts me inside. What is this coming to? What can I do to help these people? My brothers and sisters in Christ …

Love

Accepting the Love "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 NIV I have always struggled with acceptance. Whether it be by friends, family or even my husband. The only person I really feel who accepts me is my little boy, and that is because he is my child. No, I am not saying this to get sympathy; far from it. I know there are others who feel just as I do. It is hard to accept other people's love when you yourself feel inadequate and never good enough for that love.

The thing is, with God's love, none of us are deserving of it. Romans 3:23 states that well:
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." I certainly don't deserve it. Of all the things I have done in my life that I know are against His 10 commandments, or other things that we all know are wrong. Like lying or cheating. Most of these the world says are okay. Some of these come i…

A New Life

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And Here We Are....
I must say I am loving our new life. From where we came from to where we are now is an amazing stride for Lawrence and myself. I am so happy to say I am proud of where we are now compared to what we were & where we were not even 6 months ago. Lawrence got Employee of the Month this month at work, I am so proud of him!
The tides change, keep that in mind whenever you go through a tough time. It is never forever. 
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven;..."         Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV There have been times, especially when we lost Adora, that I felt at my end and never thought I would feel different about life at all. There are times to be sad and times to be happy. We must go through the hard times to become who we are. If life was just peachy keen all the time, how boring would that be? And our character would never be built-up and we would never be tested for who we really are.

"I can do all things through C…