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Deborah’s Quick Tip

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So as our physical appearances change when we grow older in life, here’s my quick tip for wrinkles:  ACCEPT them!!

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Focus on What’s Right

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We will experience many obstacles in life.  Usually, our first reaction is to resist what is happening.  We also want to know why it is happening.  What we really need to do is focus on getting though the situation and to think positive about what we can learn from it.  It’s a growing experience.  We may come to find out later or we may never know.  Our faith is being put to the test.

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Taken at Blackwater Falls, WV

The Blame Game

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The more you engage in the blame game, the more you lose in the game of life. Accusing someone else for a negative situation is a means of defending yourself and avoiding your own flaws and weaknesses. I know because I have done this in the past. I appreciate that those challenging experiences were actually meant for me so that I could learn and grow from them.  We get caught up in wanting to be right and are quick to point fingers at others. We need to take responsibility for ourselves, but not by self-blame either. The next time a bad situation arises, ask yourself what can you take away from it, and of course, always be mindful of what you can do to better yourself.

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Life’s Lessons

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Just when things are moving along fine and then BAM something bad happens (at least we think so at the time).  It has happened to all of us.  We immediately ask why.  Why did this happen, what am I doing wrong, why can’t things work out, etc.  It’s especially hard on parents when it happens to their children.  Some parents would rather take the fall than to see their children suffer.  God wants us to grow in grace.  God wants us all to learn to be strong and responsible but yet loving and compassionate.  How do we learn to be good if there isn’t bad?  How would we know about light if there wasn’t dark?  We have to learn to accept things as they are, because it’s all part of life’s lessons.  Keep the faith no matter what.