A Seasonal Break

Life Time Writers and travelers need breaks now and then. It is time for my year end seasonal break. I will be back on January 9, 2015 with our first post for the year.

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A message for my traveling and adventurous friends

Enjoy Christmas my traveling and writing friends. Pause and take a deep breathe and say thank you Jesus for the beauty he created for us.

Bloopers From Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt’s blog and website is a great place to hang out and learn. It is also a great place to laugh. I am at the beginning stages of videos and podcasts. This definitely shows me that yes I am normal. I am always tripping over my tongue, and creating bloopers. Part of success is being able to laugh at ourselves in life. Beauty in life can be found in laughter.

2015 A Year Of Travel And New Things!

Each year instead of a New Years Resolution the Lord gives me a word for the year. Yes, if you are wondering what that means when I say the Lord gives me a word, I am a christian. I am a Christ following. I believe every word in the word of God, the bible. I believe every word is true and inspired by God!

My word for 2014 was beauty. This word assisted me to see beauty in tough times. For 2015 my word arrived early. My word for 2015 is thankful. A year of thankfulness is on its way. In fact it is beginning now! It is also a year of publishing 3 books and travel! Beauty and thankfulness!

A word for my blog followers and readers; Never give up! If you do you may miss what is waiting for you just around the corner.

“He Has Aspergers” and Everything Else I Never Wanted To Hear About My Son

Today I am posting this for the brave and courageous women who are mothers to special needs children. You are special, you are courageous, you are loved and never forgotten by God. This is a journey that must be traveled that is not the same as traveling to another country. This journey requires daily courage. As for me just as in any situation I belief Jesus Christ is the answer. I am one who

believes in the healing power of Jesus Christ and I for one keep praying for those who struggle with physical, emotional issues or mental disabilities. The healing is in the hands of God, and I do not understand the why when the healing does not come. BUT I do know that Jesus Christ is the one who will help us through the tough spots of life when we think we cannot go on.

A Buick in the Land of Lexus

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Do you hear that?

Come closer.

That’s the sound of my heart breaking.

My son has always loved the ocean. His eyes are the color of the sea, changing from blue to green with the swell of the tide.  And my love for him is an ocean, an overwhelming force which is sometimes calm and steady, and other times full of conflict.

A mother’s love is like the continuous miracle of the sea. It begins in the ocean of your womb – but there is something unsettling about the way your baby kicks. So fiercely you feel bruised on the inside.

There is something willful and stubborn about his refusal to come out. He arrives weeks late, and even then – after almost 40 hours of labor.

Your baby is overwhelming and mysterious and brutal, like the ocean. He screams uncontrollably for hours a day, every day. And you bring him to…

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Did you know there are angels among us?

Have you even noticed that many who write do their best writing when in the middle of struggles?

Lyrics to Angels Among Us

I was walking home from school, on a cold winter day
Took a shortcut through the woods, and I lost my way
It was getting late, and I was scared and alone
But then a kind old man, took my hand, and led me home
Mama couldn’t see him, oh but he was standing there
And I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers

Oh I believe there are, angels among us
Sent down to us, from somewhere up above
They come to you and me, in our darkest hours
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love

When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees
There’s always been someone, to come along, and comfort me
A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand
A phone call from a friend, just to say, I understand
But ain’t it kind of funny, at the dark end of the road
That someone lights the way, with just a single ray of hope

Oh I believe there are, angels among us
Sent down to us, from somewhere up above
They come to you and me, in our darkest hours
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love

They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places
To grace us with their mercy, in our time of need

Oh I believe there are, angels among us
Sent down to us, from somewhere up above
They come to you and me, in our darkest hours
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love
To guide us with a light of love

 

When Restlessness Answers, by Nancy J.

My life began in a small country home, with 3 sisters and 1 brother. We lived on a dirt road outside of a small city. I married at the age of 17, became a mother to a daughter and son, divorced after 15 years and I am still single today. As I write and look back I treasure my memories from my growing up years and becoming a mother. When we treasure our memories the treasures are memories that are beautiful and those that are painful. Yet, for all of us whether good or bad, they are what shape us into the men and women we are today.

In the last few weeks, I began to feel a restlessness that arrived at unexpected times of my day. This morning as I started my day this restless arrived again. I stopped what I was doing and decided to see if today was the day for me to understand the meaning of my restlessness. It is the day.

As I looked at photos, the answer arrived with more clarity. I am experiencing restlessness from people from my past, and my current life who are waiting for me to return to the person I use to be. It continued when a gentleman asked me to sit down with him, and he would share with me what I did wrong in the past. Of course I turned him down, because these kind of issues are best for us to meet with people we trust and approach such topics with a gentle spirit.

I smile as I upload my photos to share with you. I smile as the answer to my restlessness arrives. My travels and circumstances changed my life forever, and there is no turning back. It is a time of letting go and moving on, even when others try to hold on to us tightly. Our life is a journey and we change as we experience new things, whether they are experiences of joy or pain! Change is good!

Is there anything or anyone that you need to let go of today? Are you living in a new season of life and allowing others to keep you from the joy of the new season? Do not allow others to hinder your dreams, your desires, and hold on to you as you move ahead. Travel, write and experience each day to the fullest.

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The home where I grew up, with 3 sisters and 1 brother.

 

 

 

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The dirt road leading to my history and growing up years.

 

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My first International trip to the Ukraine. Teaching teachers to teach.
The second country sharing the Relationship Workshop with people in a far away land. Serving, where our feet are planted.
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The working title for the book.
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The Relationship Workshop, Sharing with others in a far away land.
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The first place the Relationship Workshop was taught. In a far way village in Africa, where people are filled with joy.
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Worship time with friends in the U.S.A.
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The future! A small city near the ocean! More travel, more writing and church planting!