Category Archives: Hope

Focus Together {#Write31Days}

Much of my married life was spent chasing my own dreams and goals and my husband chasing his.  To say that we are completely different in our thinking is an understatement.  The things we like to do are different, as … Continue reading

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Moments of Focus {#Write31Days}

If you capture your focus and it is just for a moment, is it worth it? Yes! Moments add up, they build, they expand. Those moments will get you to your goal eventually if your consistent. In June, I joined … Continue reading

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Focus on Who {#Write31Days}

My house was a bit noisy yesterday, so I didn’t have the quiet I need write. The idea was there, just not the environment. I will also in full disclosure say, this post will take me over five minutes to … Continue reading

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Focus on the Ask {#Write31Days}

“Ask and you shall receive.” John 16:24 It is a scripture I know quiet well, yet often have such a hard time doing for myself. Growing up I didn’t feel like I could ask for anything. I felt unimportant, despite … Continue reading

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Doorway to Focus {#Write31Days}

The second most often asked question I hear about focus is how do I focus?  For a girl with untreated Attention-Deficit Disorder for most of my life, focus is something that I have learned to do fairly well over the … Continue reading

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Hope Focused {#Write31Days}

A friend and I were recently talking about when people lose hope and become depressed and even suicidal.  As a social worker, one of my professors taught me that one of my roles is to come alongside people and bring … Continue reading

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Met by Attitude

I was struck with the attitude in responses I heard in this passage this morning during my quiet time. One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to … Continue reading

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I am

I am a native of my community. I was born and raised in the same local place. Then so moved away and spent a little more than a decade out of state before finding my way back home. That also … Continue reading

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Time to…

The hills of Santa Maria are teaming with rolling acres of farmland.  Even in June, there were fields in different stages of harvest.  It was far from what I expected, but as I listened to the stories from my aunt … Continue reading

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Projects

We placed an offer on a house in March. It was an unexpected decision, but felt right. As I looked at the pictures of the house after we made the offer, I told my husband that the kitchen table we … Continue reading

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