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HOW to praise God in the storm part 2

On Monday I shared some things we can do that will help us become thankful so that we can praise God in the midst of the storms of our lives.  Here are some more things that have helped me over the years and I pray they help you as well. 1. Remember that joy and happiness are two different things Keep things in proper perspective.  Happiness, as defined by Merriam Webster as good fortune or  prosperity, a state of well-being and contentment, joy or a pleasurable or satisfying experience. Joy is listed as the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires, delight, the expression or exhibition of such emotion, gaiety,...

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Day 5 of the Countdown to CHRISTmas-CHRISTmas Cannon Light Show

Now that we know the words, lets enjoy this laser light show.  Here, again, is the Transiberian Orchestra's CHRISTmas Canon and On This Very CHRISTmas Night. What a blessing these people have in store for those who drive or walk by!   We havne't put up outside lights in several years due to a bad accident my husband had falling off a ladder the last time he did it.  And it can be an expensive way to celebrate this joyous HOLYday, but for those who can do so, it gives the rest of us such joy! x If you liked this post, please subscribe to our RSS feed and share the link…  

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The Case for Wrinkles

At the end of a long, joyous, productive, meaningful life, what will people see when they look into your face?  WRINKLES!   And they won't be thinking, "That face shows a joyous, productive, meaningful life" either.  They'll be thinking, "Boy is that woman OLD!"  Well, I'd like to change all that and I'm asking for your help. It's important to use your communication skills to change the world around you for the better.  Why start with wrinkles?  Well, I've written articles about grace in politics and faith before, but it struck me that I never did start at the beginning.  In order to start a movement for world grace, I think it needs to begin with something more universal and easier...

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