Closed Door Blessings

  Maybe, just maybe, we look at closed doors all wrong. There’s a popular saying that goes something like this: ” when God closes one door he opens another.” We just tend to think that it is going to open immediately. Like, right when we want it. We pace and huff and get down in […]

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To The Little Girl

To the little girl in the photo: Life will give you many twists and turns. The ride will sometimes be smooth and other times will be bumpy. You will face things that you never expected. You’ll learn that not everyone is who they appear. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll scream. You’ll stand up and stand […]

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Tips on Becoming Fit

As promised, I’m back with some tips and suggestions to help us all become more physically, mentally, and spiritually fit.  Physically fit:  Personally, I love spinflex and spin class & do that 3 times a week. The other 2 days I attend another fitness class and each day I workout at least an hour. That’s […]

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Becoming Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually Fit 

31 Days to becoming physically, mentally, and spiritually fit! ⬆️ That’s the title to the series I will be doing here on SHINE ON beginning October 1st, 2015. This is my 2nd year attempting to complete the challenge. I dropped out early last year. I plan on sticking it out this year. Fingers crossed. Here’s […]

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Peeling and Tossing

It struck me, as  I was thinking on The Mended Heart bible study that I’m doing, and I asked God to peel back the layers.  To show me “me” and to unearth the things that I’ve covered up in order to live “normally”. He wants to heal me completely. To peel back each layer and […]

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The Beauty In Different

  It’s sad to say, but it’s true.. Too often Christians are known for what we are against.. Not for what we are for. Not all of us.. Not all of the time.. But a lot of the time. Sometimes people are turned off by the church in general. And hear me when I say […]

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Beauty in the Ordinary

Beauty in the ordinary. Ordinary beauty. It’s everywhere. Beauty tends to be a term that is reserved for the PERFECT things that we deem beautiful by our standards of judging. There is beauty in the ordinary. I step onto the pavement, and the breeze is blowing cool and crisp air, and I look down and […]

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