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Sub vs. Counter – Cultural That Is…

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Never forget that it takes only one person or one idea to change your life forever. Life’s Little Instructions Sunday morning I was reminded yet again of the Trinity. Nope, not the faith-based Trinity. Rather, the trinity many Americans live…

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Standing on the Shore Getting My Daily Therapy Session

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
There’s something truly therapeutic about standing on a sandy beach while the waves rush in and out, in and out. Mesmerizing. I can stand (or sit) for long periods of time simply gazing out at the lake. For some reason,…

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Weaning Me from the World

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Randy Alcorn shares in 90 Days of God’s Goodness a quote from J.C. Ryle “There is nothing which shows our ignorance so much as our impatience under trouble. We forget that every cross is a message from God, and intended…

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The Most Important “Shout Out” of All

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Gratitude is not the quiet game. It begs to be expressed, both to God and to others. Silent gratitude is of no use to others. Berthe Stern Yesterday concluded a thirteen week study of the book, Trusting God, by Jerry…

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Exchanging Impatience for Cool and Calm

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I have this strange phenomena that recurs over and over and over again in my life. I turn on the radio…I hear someone discussing a certain topic. I flip open a book…same topic. I open my inbox…same topic. I get…

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What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at Life in Wonder(full)

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Gigantic glasses on a little face. Makes me smile. We can imagine this little man is looking at life differently as he peers through these bigger than life shades (and probably can’t wait to rip them off.) He’s sitting still…