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April 25 – I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

April 25 – I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

#115of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about coincidences or rather how these chance encounters are actually all part of God’s plan. Today, I was working at home to meet a contractor because of the bathroom leaks. He was late and apologized because he had to take his wife to the doctor. I asked if she was ok. He said she has been battling IBS for the past 18 years and had a bad attack. I told him how I had it…

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April 24 – Back in My Day….

April 24 – Back in My Day….

#114of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #GetOffMyLawn Today’s lesson is about aging or getting older. A couple of weeks ago, I turned 41. This is the first birthday that I didn’t worry about it or feel older at all. I felt like me having a good time. Then I started to look around. Things I knew as a child are changing. Next year will be 20 years since my undergraduate graduate, 10 since my dad passed, I will be 42, 10 years since…

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April 14 – Accepting Help

April 14 – Accepting Help

#104of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about accepting help. Offering help is easy. I offer help to everyone and love when they take me up on it. Accepting help is much more difficult.  Here are two examples of my stubbornness or hubris or fear the prevented me from accepting help, and interestingly enough, both relate to money. Last year, our house appraised for less than we thought during a refinance. We wanted to refinance to greatly change our mortgage and really…

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April 11 – The Lies We Tell Ourselves

April 11 – The Lies We Tell Ourselves

#101of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about the little white lies we tell ourselves. I don’t like people who lie. I want the truth no matter how painful it is. If I don’t know the truth, I can’t fix any problems that may be there. I have been gaining weight. I hate it. I had lost nearly 115 pounds and was doing great. Slowly over time, due to surgery and falling out of routine, I’ve gained most of it back….

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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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April 2 – The Little Green Monster

April 2 – The Little Green Monster

#92of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #Envy Today’s lesson is about the little green monster. No not Mike from Monsters, Inc but jealousy and envy. I was at home thinking of the good deeds someone did for a family member and as was jealous. I thought they are only doing it look better. They only want the recognition from that person. They are sucking up. Then I saw the same thing at work. I was looking at how people were interacting with each…

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March 31 – Chosen Family

March 31 – Chosen Family

#90of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about chosen family or our friends. They say you can’t pick your family but you can pick you friends. In English, we only have one word for friend, in German there are many different words that mean friend and different levels of friendship. In short, we have friends and aquaintences. While I have many people that I love and am close to, there are very few that are my family. I got to see…

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March 26 – Parenting

March 26 – Parenting

#85of365 #faithbites #faithjourney #parenting Today’s lesson is on parenting. Let’s face it. We all have opinions when it comes to parenting. We have all given or been given advice on how to parent. Some we listen to, some we let go, some we chuckle at, and some it ticks us off. Today as we were walking around the St Louis Children’s Museum, I saw good parenting and bad. (Again, my opinion). I was cut off when walking so many times…

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March 12 – Busy Work

March 12 – Busy Work

Today’s lesson is on busy work. I hate busy work. I love to be engaged in active work that impacts people’s lives. Today I spent nearly 3 hours formatting a word document to upload into a quiz for a course I am building. It was irritating me. I get paid way to much to be copying and pasting into a word document and to the learning management system. My time is more valuable than that. I need to be doing the…

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March 10 – Family Time

March 10 – Family Time

Today’s lesson is about family time and the power of family unity. Last night, we were invited to spend the evening with close friends for their family night. At first, I thought we were intruding but they welcomed us with open arms. We cooked together, did a craft for the kid’s school, talked, the kids played, and had a great evening. Nothing was planned. Nothing was high tech, just fun. I was touched on two main points. The first, that…

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