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Your Face Speaks Louder Than What You Say

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
“If your face is going to ‘talk‘ for you anyway, you might as well have it communicate something positive.” John Maxwell I love this photo! I love the young gal in this photo too (she’s a relative we don’t see…

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Just Be Glad You Have a Brain

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Last week I did something I never did before…and afterward I wondered what sparked me to act as I did. Here’s how it went… I am working in my office (basement office) when my adult daughter screams, “Mom, come here!”…

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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…