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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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No Impossible

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Has it been a bit harder for you resently? 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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‘THAT’S IT!’ – 3 Father’s Day Fathers

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Have you ever had a sudden ‘THAT’S IT!’ thought pop up? It sure popped up to me just now as I was finalizing a post you would have been reading right now. While typing away, I began texting back and forth with a few of my kids about a plan they had forming for Fathers day. Quickly, ‘THAT’S IT!’ hit me; FATHERS DAY !

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My Baby and The Bandaid

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My baby, now in my arms. — That sentence explains to you what changed my life.

This new life of mine began March 9th, 1987, at the age of nineteen. That was when I became a new mother who was happy and scared at the same time. I was holding my seven pound, three ounce daughter who turned my Me, Myself and I, into Me, My Baby, and God. God showed me even more He was right there along side me as this new chapter of my life began.

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Remember To Remember-Part 1

There is another reason this song stood out to me. I’ll be sharing that next week.

 

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Can you recall a time when things in life were going, for the most part, pretty smooth.  I bet you can. But I also bet you can recall a certain time things were not going quite as peace-filled as you would have liked. We all have. Continue reading “Remember To Remember-Part 1”