My Miracle

Lord, I need a miracle!

Click the link above to hear an amazing song about waiting on a miracle.
Have you ever thought that?  Have you ever said it out loud?  How did you feel?  Were you full of faith? Or was this just something you said with exasperation.
The miracle is defined as:
A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. A highly improbable or extraordinary event that brings very welcome consequences. (more…)

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Keeping company

Jane & Joady sitting on rockKeeping company is a wonderfully powerful phase. It is a concept of behavior and unconditional love that many times we overlook.  It is different from just company, or even from the concept of companion.
To “Keep Company” means to support with unconditional love supplying anywhere there is a lack.  WOW!
Think about the power in this concept.
Company means to open ones home to welcome visitors to share and spend time with joy.  Keep Company takes this to a different and more powerful place.  Think about when you have used the concept.
Maybe you are on your way to visit an aging parent and someone asks, “Where are you going?”  And you say, “I am going to keep my Dad company this afternoon.” (more…)

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At the Table

Chuck & Jane's Thanksgiving TableAs with many of you growing up, we gathered around the dinner table for the evening meal, that  is just what we did…
We would discuss the days events, that is just what we did…
We talked about what was happening in our country, that is just what we did…
We encouraged each other through the difficulties of life and celebrated milestones accomplished, that is just what we did…
The girls would set the table, that is just what we did…
We all took our same seat at the table each night, that is just what we did…
Mom would say “Grace” as we took in the wonderful smells of the food that awaited, that is just what we did…

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Legacy Levels-Part 4-Friendships

FriendshipThis is the final Life Legacy Impacting Concepts. Friendship!
I saved Friendship to the last because it is the most powerful, intimate and impacting of the three concepts; and it is the only one in which we have 100% opportunity to choose. The other 2 concepts, Association, and Relationship can just happen; but Friendship is a choice by both people involved.  Friendship should be a choice because it requires the most work with the greatest reward. Before we go into a deeper look at Friendships, let’s learn 3 more things about Life Legacy:
1) Life Legacy should affect our Professional and Genealogical Legacy; whereas it does not work in the other direction. Example: How we gain our income should not change who we are, but our Life Legacy choices can change how we gain our income.
2) Life Legacy is forgiving. We can mess up really bad due to immaturity or lack of knowledge, and as we learn from our experiences our Life Legacy is rewritten. Example: Choices we make in our early adult life, like the wrong job or mate; seem like it will negatively impact our legacy; but as we go on and make wiser choices; the past is just that the past and although it is part of the legacy, it’s impact or influence in our legacy is rewritten. (more…)

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Legacy Levels-Part 3-Relationships

FriendshipOver the last few weeks, we looked at 3 Concepts that impact our Life Legacy. In the last post on Association, I shared some points about Life Legacy, let’s look at some more:
1) Our Life Legacy is about fulfillment. Unlike Professional Legacy and Genealogical Legacy which are about accomplishment and completion; our life legacy is what fulfills us as an individual. (more…)

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Legacy Levels-Part 2-Association

In a previous post, I did a quick peak at 3 Concepts that impact your life legacy.
Friendship – Association – Relationship
Today we are going to go a little deeper on the concept of Association. But before we do that, let me share these 3 foundational concepts about Life legacy. Note we are talking about life legacy, rather than professional or genealogical legacy. (more…)

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Legacy Levels-Part 1

FriendshipFriendships, Associations, and Relationships are all legacy impacting concepts.
Think about it, how have these three concepts shaped, changed and impacted the way you have lived, loved, learned and fulfilled your life up to this point?
Over the next few posts, we will take a look at each of these concepts, maybe in ways that are new and different or ones that we know but need a refresher. So why are these concepts? (more…)

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Love worth duplicating…

Becky @ Apt 2011It is my desire to inspire you to show forth LOVE worth duplicating.
After 17 years of marriage, my husband and we were surprised with the news that I was pregnant. After the shock, I began to pray and ask The Lord for four things.
1. Let our daughter be healthy
2. Let her not have my husband’s nose
3. Let her have his beautiful blue eyes
4. Let my motherly love be as rich, everlasting and unconditional as my Mom’s. (more…)

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Inspiration is a treasure

Inspiration is a treasure... Inspiration is a treasure we find when we choose to follow a well-worn yet well hidden path. Inspiration is like humor, things that I find funny, you may not. Therefore, what inspires or moves me may have no impact on you at all.  Inspiration is personal! A photographer's path or inspiration is found in the lens of his camera. A designer's is found in the flow and feel of fabric passing through her hands. While an investor finds the path or inspiration in the right answers to probing questions.  Every discovery of something great and moving has a path to the treasure that fueled the inspiration to bring it into manifestation. The spark of Inspiration is Interest! Interest is a feeling of curiosity or concern about something that makes our attention turn away and unto it. But interest alone will not bring forth inspiration within us.…

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