life experience

Dream Pieces

Is there somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel?  Or a dream to own your business?  To be married?  Or win a championship?

Life cannot merely be sleep, eat, work and moments of fun.  It’s pretty hard to find a peaceful work-life-balance.  Harder still if you are working towards a goal or achievement.

God is your biggest cheerleader, He will open doors and provide the training or skill-set for what you need to meet your life goals.  Faith is what helps the work-life-balance exist.  Without faith, aren’t you just a hamster running the wheel for no reason?

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I’ve always loved to travel.  To see how other people live, what they eat, do for fun, tour beautiful sights, soak in lovely sunsets, pick shells on the beach.  Hubby and I are taking a dream trip this Fall to Ireland and Scotland.  I never really imagined we would take this trip; well, in fact – that is what I did; I imagined.  And now, it’s happening.

The grace of God is what gets me through every day.  The way He understands my heart and what makes me tick.  What I need to do, to more than exist.

I am blessed.  But don’t get me wrong, it has never been easy.  I’ve been in the valley far longer than I’ve enjoyed the view from the mountaintops.  I am a Work In Progress!  And having dreams always gives me hope.

By Him, For Him and in Him………..

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Pieces of Grace

What is the grace of God?  How do we receive it?  What does it feel like?

For me, it is forgiveness, guidance and assurance all rolled together.  How it feels, differs with people, but I’d like to think it’s like getting an unexpected gigantic hug from a good friend.

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To be suspended by the grace of God; it’s powerful and sustainable!

Psalm 34:1
I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace.
Psalm 84:11
For Jehovah God is our Light and our Protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will he withhold from those who walk along his paths.
1 Corinthians 2:12
And God has actually given us his Spirit (not the world’s spirit) to tell us about the wonderful free gifts of grace and blessing that God has given us.

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holidays

Passover Pieces

I know very little about Jewish culture, religion or history.  I do, however, have many Jewish friends.  I understand that Passover, is as important as the Holy Week events Christians celebrate.  I wanted to share with you what I’ve found, in hopes that you; like me, are a spiritual seeker!

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Passover (in Hebrew, Pesach) commemorates the exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The holiday originated in the Torah, where the word pesach refers to the ancient Passover sacrifice (known as the Paschal Lamb); it is also said to refer to the idea that God “passed over” (pasach) the houses of the Jews during the 10th plague on the Egyptians, the slaying of the first born. The holiday is ultimately a celebration of freedom, and the story of the exodus from Egypt is a powerful metaphor that is appreciated not only by Jews, but by people of other faiths as well.

For the complete explanation along with foods, celebrations and rituals, check out this link!