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Thank you for taking time to visit! I love to talk about faith, life and the crazy adventures that make life interesting. My prayer is what whatever you read or see will bless and inspire your life  - and that you'd even enjoy a few laughs. In between blog posts, you can find me on social media. 



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GIVEAWAY! ONE word to turn around you...

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How do you feel when other people celebrate the good things happening in their lives? Do you celebrate wholeheartedly with them or are you a teensy-bit envious because their lives always seem sunny-side up? Yesterday, I went to see the movie “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” with my daughter, Sami. We [...]

What’s so hard about patience?

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I struggle with patience. Not as much as I used to, but it stays on the top five of things I need to work on. So, I totally related to a hysterical video that I saw at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta last month. It’s called the “Marshmallow Experiment” on YouTube and has over two million hits. You can watch it below. This [...]

Get rid of Worry in just ONE step!

Get rid of Worry in just ONE step!
There are few movies that have transcended the generations. The “Wizard of Oz” is one of those movies. While my kids weren’t swept away with the same sense of awe that I experienced in my younger years, I could tell they enjoyed it just the same. Seriously, who wouldn’t enjoy the snappy, happy songs,  and exciting pre- [...]

Smart Phones & Dumb People: What...

Smart Phones & Dumb People: What you are missing when you don’t look up…
I’m on my iPhone way too much. Yes, I admit it. My phone is always beeping, buzzing, ringing (kinda), dinging and it’s got me trained to look at it every time. A few weeks ago, I realized that it was time to get a handle on this issue. So, I decided to activate a tech solution to help me with my tech problem. In fact, I found the [...]

My Other 9/11 Memory…

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Mattie Lincoln Where were you on the morning of September 11, 2001? (How many times have we been asked that question?) We were all doing “morning things.” Breakfast. Coffee. Commute. Riding a bus to school. Watching PBS with your little ones on an actual television because there were no iPads back then. And then it happened. That morning, I w [...]