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Life, an exciting, fun adventure

birthday cake

birthday cake

Today is my birthday. The number doesn’t matter. I’m just thankful to God, because each year and each day are a gift and a blessing from Him.

I know some “old people” who seem very young in mind, heart, and body. And I know other young and  middle-aged people who seem much older than they are, old as Methuselah! (Genesis 5:21-27) I don’t want to wind up like those people who are old, decrepit, and sitting or laying around all day, doing nothing but worrying and talking about their ailments in every conversation!

woman with backpack

woman with backpack

I want to have an exciting, FUN, ADVENTUROUS, life, filled to the brim and overflowing with God’s joy, peace, and love. To experience serendipity ~ pleasant surprises. New, thrilling things around every corner.

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Spiritual warfare: It doesn’t take much

woman on laptop

woman on laptop

For the last several weeks, I’ve been taking an online class through private tutoring on Skype and using Google Documents (“Google Docs”). Last night as I prepared to review this past Saturday’s lesson and do my homework, I discovered to my chagrin that Google Docs would not open.

I tried multiple times to open it, then emailed my instructor to please re-send the document so I could do my assignment. Being a busy wife, mom of two teen girls, and a teacher of other students, she replied that she had already sent me the link to Google Docs and my homework was simply to write several sentences from what we’d already gone over on Saturday. 

laptop, phone, and coffee

laptop, phone, and coffee

I don’t think that I clearly communicated what was happening here. I wasn’t just being lazy or careless about opening the doc, but some tech issue was stopping me from accessing the Google doc!

Later I discovered that for some reason, my laptop’s Firewall was not allowing me to open it. Then why had it allowed me to open it this past Saturday and the weeks prior to that? (It could have been the recent updates.)

My instructor said, “This is very strange. This has never happened before with any of my students.” This should have been a clue!

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Are you using your spiritual gifts for Jesus’ glory? Hawaiian party and Zoom event

Pineapple centerpiece

Pineapple centerpiece

Yesterday I visited my beautiful, precious daughter Heather and our grandkids Annabelle and Violet, and Heather’s fiance’s children Kayden and Eian. I bought Hawaiian-themed decorations and pepperoni pizza, chocolate cupcakes, and gifts for a “Back to school” little party. I was so happy to see and hug them. It was fun. They enjoyed it and they all thanked me.

Hawaiian-themed decorations

Hawaiian-themed decorations

Work that crown napkins

Work that crown napkins

chocolate cupcakes

chocolate cupcakes

HyVee grocery store only had “Happy Birthday” cupcakes, with the Frozen movie theme, but they were chocolate, so I bought them. They were delicious and the kids loved them!

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