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April 16 – Calling Out

April 16 – Calling Out

#106of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #LavaYou Today’s lesson is about calling out for love, support, and happiness. Today’s lesson is inspired by my oldest daughter and I told her I would give her credit where credit is due. This morning we were watching videos, singing, enjoying each other’s company while waiting for school. During our sing-a-long, one of your favorite videos came on. It’s a Pixar short called “Lava”. It’s about a volcano, who is all alone in the ocean. He sings…

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April 3 – Being right at what cost?

April 3 – Being right at what cost?

#93of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #ImRightYoureWrong Today’s lesson is about being right. Or more to the question, being right at what cost. I love to be right. I love to debate. I love to prove my knowledge. I like to do this because it’s fun, but I try to do it in a way that is non-confrontational and helps people learn. I have a head full of useless and useful information and want to share it. If I don’t know something, I…

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March 30 – What would you give up?

March 30 – What would you give up?

#89of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about parenthood and sacrifice. I love my daughters. I would do anything for them. I have been cut, burned, injured preventing my children from getting hurt. I have given up things, not done things, not taken advantage of opportunities for my children to have what they need and want. I would do anything to protect them. I know I am not alone in this. Any of us parents would do anything for our children. Today…

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March 22 – Being Sick

March 22 – Being Sick

#80of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about being sick. We have all been sick. The sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, can’t breathe, headache. body ache, fever, etc etc. That is how I’m feeling today. Keeping my eyes open and doing anything hurts. Breathing hurts. When I think about being sick, I also think, I am not alone. There are many in the world who are much sicker than I. I have it easy compared to them. I can take some medication,…

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March 20: Choosing Our leaders

March 20: Choosing Our leaders

#78of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is on voting and election. In Illinois, it is primary election day. The chance to select your parties nominees and vote on any referenda that may be on the ballot. I voted first thing with my daughter, who was happy to see my name on the ballot. Nothing major, just serving as a precinct committeeman. She loves voting with me. When many of us think of voting, we think of failed leadership and nonstop negative ads. We…

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March 13 – Only so much energy

March 13 – Only so much energy

Today’s lesson is about having only so much energy to do the things you need to do. Today, I am tired and grumpy. I don’t know who created the evil that is Daylight Saving Times, but with two young kids and a busy work schedule, it’s left me exhausted. When you take that and add to it the normal things about humanity that can tick us off, it’s been a bit rough. At the same time, today has been great,…

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March 6 – Suffering

March 6 – Suffering

Today’s lesson is about suffering. When we think suffering we have different visions of what that means. It could be a war torn nation. It could be of an epidemic plaguing a city. A snowstorm knocking out power. Violence, weather, death, disease, and more cone to mind. Pain is another one that we think about. Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual pain are all examples of suffering. This type of suffering is harder to see and many times we ignore it…

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February 23 – (Dis) Abilities

February 23 – (Dis) Abilities

Today’s lesson is about appreciating those with disabilities or other abilities. I admit when I’m driving behind someone going slow I get mad sometimes. When I’m in line at the checkout and someone is going slow, I get impatient. When someone is walking so in front of me, I get impatient and frustrated. (It’s not like the extra 60 seconds is going to change my life). What we, and I fail to understand, is they may not physically or mentally…

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February 6 – My work is Better than Your Work

February 6 – My work is Better than Your Work

Today’s lesson is about the validity of work or all work having value. I often go through life and see what I do is important. Sometimes, more important than the work of others. I think that others should be doing the work I need them to do in the order I need it done it. Rather than thinking, why did that person chose to do that task now instead of later? What was their thought process or their reasoning for…

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February 5 – Platonic Relationships

February 5 – Platonic Relationships

Today’s lesson is about platonic relationships and how valuable they can be. Many know me as very outgoing, willing to strike up a conversation with anyone and everyone. What most don’t know is I have always had a hard time making deep connections with male friends. I have great male acquaintances, but only one male friend who I am 100% myself and open on everything with. He has been in my life longer than most people and always there. This…

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