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8 Things a Broken Collarbone Has Taught Me

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Have you ever tripped over something? I bet you have. But have you ever tripped over something while on your routine run at 8 pm on a sunny Summer evening? Was that unexpected trip so fast that you didn’t even realize you fell until you were flat on the ground? Did you then get up as fast as you fell so that no one would notice what just happened? But wait, there’s more.

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Whatever I’ll Be Called

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Who should I blame for this note I’m sharing with all of you? Who should I blame for all the hours I’ve put into writing a short book that I’m now offering for free?

I could explain what got me into writing this short book, and why writing it had me thank God again and again and again.

I could explain all the little details I’ve been forced to learn about pdf-ing my work, along with forming my own Marianne’s Memoirs email.

I could explain why you will see one of those small and often irritating signs slide onto the screen tempting you will read it. (Keep it there. You many actually WANT it in just a minute)

But instead, I’ll just share how I have smiled many times while writing this book because of who this book is about. Let that photo up top give a clue who that person is. (No, It’s not just about me.)

I’m also taking this opportunity to tell you this book is an epilogue to my first book, God and Your Pillow. This free book here – Whatever I’ll Be Called – closes with the explanation as to why it connects with my first story.

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Have I gotten you just a wee bit curious what this book is about?

If so, then just click on that pop-up right now and get two things; my book Whatever I’ll Be Called along with being part of my email family. It’s there you will occasionally get some extra stories, information, and other offers via email that I do not show here on my blogs.

Thank you for your time. I look forward connecting with many on you soon.

You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @mariannesmemoirs  and read more on her blog at mariannesmemoirs.com  If you want to read her book (memoir) grab it in book or kindle form through Amazon

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No Impossible

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Has it been a bit harder for you as of late? Maybe it’s a bit tougher with work, family, finances, or some simple ailment you’d love to quickly pass by. Those are just a few of the many things that can make us feel drained.

Or, maybe it’s been one huge ordeal. Perhaps someone you love is going through some major illness. Either way, we know a smile can be a bit harder to see in our own mirror, feeling we can’t do what’s needed on our own.

I’ve been a bit overflowing with different things on my ‘Must Do’ list lately. A goal has been staring me in the face, making me feel a bit more drained day after day. Nothing that will decide the rest of my life, thankfully, but a few this-and that’s that have been rather wearing. A bit too much feeling like I’ve been staring at a giant.

I had to keep telling myself that, even though things haven’t been going picture perfect with my attempts, I still believe God is somehow going to show He’s there. I know the silence will end. But when? But How?

Thankfully, a few incredibly helpful means popped up that turned my worry into WHOO HOO ! A few different problems got solved in the blink of an eye a few days ago! Thank You God began filling my thoughts, right along with the words Oh, what a relief!

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That next morning I was running more joy-filled then resent past runs because of what God had me discover the day before. On my way back home, this song showed up on my i-pod. It sure stood out, because it reminded me, again, that my Lord had been with me throughout this entire project.

I now want to encourage you to believe that, if you trust God, there is no war He can’t win. No wall He won’t break through. Things often feel too much for you and me, from smaller to major projects or problems. He knows the battles you and I feel we are going through; small, huge, or in between. He’s there. Things may seem impossible for us, but you and I must remember … there is no impossible with God.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available on (Amazon) – Follow Marianne on Twitter at @mariannesmemoirs  and Facebook at @marimemoirs.

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10 Ways To Tell You Are a Mom

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Mom – The shorter version of the word Mother.

Mom – One of those words probably said the most.

Mom – the one who has certain talents that increase as days, months, and years as a mom increase.

Listed below are a few of those talents that stand out. You know you really are a mom when…

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7 Reasons Babies Are Adorable

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We all can agree that babies are adorable. Come on, admit it. Babies are adorable. Now sure, there are those adults who may not melt as much as others when an infant is just a few steps away. They may not pop out the words “Cute little baby“. The word ‘Adorable’ is just not in some people’s vocabulary. But for those who can’t say it enough, I thought I’d share a few reasons most find those little cutie-pies so captivating.

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