Redefining Self Care

Self-care began as a weekend treat, but now it’s a part of my everyday life. My neighbor saw me sitting outside and asked, “What are you doing Barbara?” Me: “Staring at a page with a question in the middle of it! It says, ‘I want to say thank you to myself because…’” He just nodded his […]

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Quiet and Stillness

I want to listen for Him more. He’s not loud, nor does He speak with a booming voice to try and rise above the noise. He doesn’t have to. For me, God whispers to my heart in the quiet and stillness. It’s difficult to find quiet and stillness, but you can create it. There’s a […]

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Listening for quiet

Making a coffee pour over has a calming effect over me. Once I go through all the steps of setting it up, I’m forced to slow down, and enjoy the process. Watching as the boiling hot water, slowly escapes from the spout of the pour over kettle. It hits the coarse grounds, and they begin […]

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Feel the Music

This song has randomly played through my home all week. My daughter will be playing music on her phone, or watching something on Netflix, and this song begins playing. Thank you for freely giving your love, and waiting with me. The silence isn’t quiet, and I will share, but just know, I will rise up […]

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Together in Stillness

Last Friday, a friend asked what I had planned for the weekend. If I had anything productive, as in getting a lot done. The weekends are well spent replenishing my soul. I try and get everything I want to accomplish, completed during the week. I have a couple of things left to do this week, […]

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The Silver Bracelet

My heart is heavy this fall morning in Texas. My best friend in the Chemo room, went to be with the Lord this week. She is healed, happy and whole, but we all miss her smiling face. When I walked into that room to begin my treatment in April, God knew I needed a friend. […]

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How to Fly

I’ve written quite a bit about this Breast Cancer Journey. Talking to a dear friend earlier, it made me realize I haven’t really summed up the changes in writing. It’s easy for me to forget all the small things I went through. My journey has been relatively easy compared to others, but maybe that is […]

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Way Beyond Me

I had a call from a friend this morning. His wife wants to move out to the country. He is a city boy and had lots of questions about wild animals, sustainable living and the Internet. He thinks I’m brave being a single Mom, living in the country. I think he’s brave for living in […]

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God Is Sneaky

I’ve listened to a lot of Joyce Meyer over the years. I enjoy her because she yells, and yes, I need that. She went through a season where she was afraid to wear any of her favorite jewelry out in public. She was afraid God would tell her to give it away. I laugh at […]

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Only Our Hearts

It’s an honor to be writing for the Sisters of Serenity and Sobriety each Friday. What a fabulous end to my work week! Losing my home and having it go through foreclosure years ago was heart wrenching. Ever since then I have rented a home to live in. Sometimes for a only a year, or […]

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