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Category: Life Lessons

How To Be The Kind Of Person Others Want To Be Around

There Is One Type Of Person Everyone Loves To Be Around. The best part about being the owner of this blog is checking my inbox and opening an email with yet another great story that makes me laugh or warms my heart.  For some reason the story I’m…

Nothing Was Going To Change If I Didn’t Change

You’ll love this story about what can happen when you have the courage to change. A Guest Story by Stacie Baca In my large family of 9, I was the middle child. I often felt like the ordinary one, the quiet one, the over looked one. I had…

Experience Greater Hope And Healing Than You Ever Thought Possible

I’ll admit I’ve flip-flopped between anxiety and peace as I’ve thought of writing this and I still don’t know if I’ll hit the “publish” button.  My peace comes from knowing that this may bring hope and healing…

“The Hiding Place,” How One Of The Best Books I’ve Ever Read Made Me Grateful For Trials

I love a good book, but a while ago I decided reading books was unhealthy for my family.  Maybe if I had the ability to read a book here and there and put it down at any necessary moment it would be a different story.  BUT, since the second I…

When The Lord Messed Up My Plans… And Perfected Them In The Process

I’m a planner. I make lists because I think that if I write down exactly how my day will go all my tasks will miraculously get accomplished. Wishful thinking, but at least it is fun to dream that I’m super woman!  I was reminded the other…

The most important lesson a child could learn. Love you Jesse.

Warning: this may be a bit of a tear jerker but it is still a message of hope in the end. Life is full of firsts.  Whether exciting, scary, difficult, easy, sorrowful, joyful it is the firsts in life that we remember; that define us. Some of the most important…

Staying Positive When Things Get Tough

I love this little lesson my dear sister-in-law shared with me. When I read it I knew without a doubt that she changed her view on life because of this experience. No matter what she has gone though I’ve always admired her ability to stay positive…

The Power of Believing in Yourself

My dad has always had these one liners; little gems of wisdom that he likes to say to all his kids… multiple times. “Amber, if you get straight A’s you can write yourself a check to any college you want to go to.” I started hearing that one…

Journaling is Pointless

My first journal had unicorns on the cover and each page was bordered by different unicorn art. It was the perfect journal for a little girl who loved unicorns but not perfect for a girl who had horrible handwriting because it’s pages were unlined. My second journal was given…