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Day 4: Detoxing From Facebook

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The beautiful beginnings of a sunrise caught my eye before I left the house yesterday morning. I tried to capture the moment as the moon hung in the peach colored sky overlooking the mountains. Sleep did not come as easy for me night before last as it had the previous nights. I laid awake waiting for our poor little Maximus to start howling like he usually does at night. A sound none of us liked […]

Day 3: Detoxing From Facebook

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*I took this picture of our sweet Maximus this morning. Today was not an easy day. Not because of detoxing From Facebook, but because I took our 18 year old Siamese cat, Maximus, to be put to sleep. We’ve all know for awhile that it was time for this, you just know in your heart. If you’ve been there with a pet, then you know what I’m talking about. They’re a part of your family, […]

Day 2: Detoxing From Facebook

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*I took this picture today, the snow is about gone, but you can still see it! When my husband commented yesterday evening on how beautiful the mountains were with the snow on top, my response; “But who’s going to see the mountains?” From our back yard, and back screened in porch, you can see part of the beautiful mountains that make this area of South East Tennessee such a beautiful place to live. When Kevin mentioned […]

Gotcha!

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*This is in Sofia, Bulgaria at the hotel right after we adopted Maria. Eighteen years ago today, my husband and I walked into an orphanage in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and met our daughter for the first time. Maria Dean Maxwell Maria was 5 1/2 when we adopted her, she is now 23. “Gotcha Day” is a phrase that denotes the anniversary of the day on which a new member joins a family in the adoption process. […]

Detoxing From Facebook : A Journey

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Something piqued my interest the other day while the news was on.  It was talking about Facebook, saying that 43% of Gen-Xers had dropped Facebook.  Generation X or Gen X (ranging from the early-to-mid 1960’s – early 1980’s) is the demographic cohort following the Baby Boomers of which group I’m in. I started some investigation about this news piece and found some interesting things.  I found some articles that people had written about giving up […]

Don’t Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle

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At some point in your life, someone will try to dull your sparkle. I’m not trying to sound like “Debbie Downer,” but when it happens, what will you do? Will you let them? Or will you keep sparkling? Just what is your “sparkle?” I believe that your “sparkle” is any gift, talent or creativity that you’re blessed with.  And gifts, talents and creativeness comes in many forms. Discouragement also comes in many forms. Comparison, jealousy, envy, […]

Jesus Changes Everything.

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Originally posted on <a href="https://jordankmaxwell.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/jesus-changes-everything">gold mae dwell</a>: <br />It’s been a few weeks since I last posted something. I went out west to visit my family for spring break. Here are a few pictures from my week with my precious nieces It was an unexpected trip but one that I am so grateful for because last week when I got back my dog Duke passed away 😦 I think the Lord knew I needed the happy week so I could…

It’s A New Day!

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Birds flying high You know how I feel Sun in the sky You know how I feel Reeds driftin’ on by You know how I feel It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new life For me And I’m feeling good I’m feeling good…. The lyrics to Michael Buble’s song, “Feeling Good,” are going through my mind this morning as I think about how we all have a “fresh” start for this […]

More Important Than Lunch

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Our daughter Maria never ceases to amaze me!  She is truly a gift from God, my little rock at times. She was right by my side 2 years ago when a car ran a red light and T-boned us, resulting in a collapsed lung, broken ribs and a broken clavicle for me.  Thank the Lord, just some abdominal bruises for her! We never knew what hit us that day. As we sat there waiting for […]

Why Should I Be Glad In God?

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“Be glad in God.!” Philippians 3:1 MSG …Why should I be glad in God? “But you, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” Psalm 3:3 NKJV “God’s a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax;  you’re never sorry you knocked.” Psalm 32:7 MSG “God’s my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore, throws garlands of hosannas […]