Curiosity and questions spark relationships.

Curiosity and questions spark relationships.

Curiosity and questions. Get curious. It might take a relationship to the next level. Sure, being kind is important, but maybe curiosity holds an even greater power? Curiosity may even develop into empathy for others. It's about asking questions - the right questions....

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Good friends help us appreciate the journey.

Good friends help us appreciate the journey.

Good friends help us appreciate the journey. How would you identify a good friend? For me, loyalty is a necessary value. What other values would you identify in a good friend? Perhaps: empathetic, trustworthy, supportive, humorous... Do you have any of those traits?...

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Grief is yet another way to express love.

Grief is yet another way to express love.

Life goes on. And as positive as that statement is, it can be a jarring reality when we are working through a sad goodbye. Photos are an important part of grieving, as is reviewing memories. The act of grieving may never end, but it does change. It softens and the...

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You have great worth.

You have great worth.

You have great worth. You’re here for a purpose – God does not make mistakes. Even if others don’t affirm or approve, you do have great worth.

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The value of a moment.

The value of a moment.

This first day of a new year has me sifting through conflicting emotions. People I cherish are celebrating the birth of a long awaited baby. Oh, what joy in a dream realized.  And yet others are coping with the untimely death of a sister and friend - the first in...

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HIS plans are greater than my dreams

HIS plans are greater than my dreams

HIS plans are greater than my dreams – read Jeremiah 29-11 – Any dream we can dream as flawed humans will always be less than HIS plan. God’s plan always has hope embedded in it!

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Be kind. Always. With yourself and others.

Be kind. Always. With yourself and others.

Be kind. Always. With yourself and others. It's rare to know how much someone else is hurting... Even if you're standing next to them... (Regardless - even if you're their spouse, parent, sibling, best friend, significant other, and especially if they're a stranger.)...

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Gratitude – Happiness doubled by wonder.

Gratitude – Happiness doubled by wonder.

Happiness doubled by wonder - that's what can grow out of being thankful and living a grateful life. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. - Gilbert K. Chesterton It's not that simple,...

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Prayer Provides Strength

Prayer Provides Strength

Prayer provides strength. And isn't strength what we all really need as we face challenges and questions? Strength to move forward, strength to meet the challenge, strength to persevere, strength to overcome, strength to stand our ground, strength to... As good as...

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I'm Lori

I'm Lori

~ a writer, wife, mom, and gram with the desire to encourage you to feel loved, optimistic, thankful and to acheive the goals you’re working toward.