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Alright, my last blog amongst my friends here was over a month ago. And somehow I expected to have quot;time on my hands.quot; Epic wrong. I am still unemployed. Thus, I am still looking for a job. How could I not remember that looking for a job is... read more
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Okay, what39;s it been, like 10 months or something since I39;ve popped my virtual head around CB? Ugh. Not to say that CB has ever been far from my heart, because it certainly hasn39;t. This ministry is a blessing to so many of us around this... read more
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Annoying Pop Up Windows and Life You know, every single time I click on something within one of my emails, such as a link to another website, one of those doggone quot;pop up adsquot; tries to open up at the same time. Thankfully, I use a pop up... read more
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What Day Is It Again and Where Am I? Okay, you know the old saying, quot;Life moves at the speed of lightquot;? Well, I can attest that the saying definitely still applies today, whatever day today is. You see, last thing I remember it was the... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
Whew, typing that title took enough out of me that I don39;t know how much of a blog I can write now. I shall do my best, with God39;s Help. Let39;s see I39;ve been MIA from here for over a week now. EEK I say! Why you ask? Well... We moved... read more
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Jeremiah 2911 tells us that God does not have thoughts of evil toward us, but plans of a future and hope. Until this morning I only applied that verse to our temporal lives. How limiting that is! And then in one quot;ahhaquot; moment (or BOOYAH,... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
So, part of my job as a member of my mill39;s HR team is to guide and direct our health services team. We are fortunate to have an onsite triage clinic staffed 247 with nurses who report directly to me. Trust me, paper mill work can be extremely... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
I sit here this morning in true awe of the amazing community of wonderful people and family we have here on CB. I am wiping away tears of joy as I type this because I know, and I mean KNOW, that God brought me back home here due to the support that I... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
The Seven Most Important People In Your Life When I went to church this past Sunday morning, I had to go alone. Weird for me, but I was not to be dissuaded from attending services and hearing the message that God has for me. Madison8217;s teething... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
So, yesterday morning, I was driving along my normal 37mile route going to work, just singing along with DC Talk, praising God about being a quot;Jesus Freakquot;, when the lane I was driving in all of a sudden seemed way overcrowded. Before my... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
May 21, 2009, dawned a day that I had not looked forward to seeing. Carley was going back to her mom on that day. How do you let go of a precious child for whom you have cared and grown to love over the prior seven months and not have your heart... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
Sunday dawned bright and early at the home of the Sills Clan. After the torrential downpours of Saturday, I was beyond thankful to see the sun peeking out. I awoke with a sense of purpose that I had not felt in quite a while. There had been tremendous... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
Certainty in These Uncertain Times I39;ve been quot;AWOLquot; from the blog for a while now. For those of you who know me, I hope you understand given all the changes I39;ve been blessed to have in my life over the past five months that have... read more
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Virginia Sills @happytoberestored (United States)
Give God What39;s Right, Not What39;s Left Time is a precious commodity that can never be retrieved once it39;s gone. Unlike those other necessities in our lives, such as air and water, the continuum of time is linear, not cyclical. How many... read more
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Twists, Turns, Cliffs and The Road I39;m Traveling I39;ve heard it said that, quot;Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you39;re gonna get.quot; Forrest Gump When I think about that statement, my mind centers on two things ... read more
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I Know That I Know That I Know In these times of mounting uncertainty, I find it very comforting for my spirit to rest on and for my mind to meditate upon those irrefutable truths upon which my faith is firmly footed. Perhaps the list that I39;ve... read more
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Prayer and the HoneyDo List Like most husbands, my dear husband has a list affectionately termed quot;The Honey Do Listquot;. It39;s posted not on our refrigerator, but on the chalkboard in his mind. That way I have to actually have a... read more
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Untilled Soil Is Not Fertile Ground The gardens of our hearts are much like those gardens in our backyards. In order for the garden to bring forth its bounty, there are activities that must occur. Should any of the necessary tasks being missed or... read more
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Believe That He Can, Have Faith That He Will I woke up a few mornings ago with this in my heart, quot;Believe that I can. Have faith that I will.quot; There is no doubt that God was speaking to me, and perhaps to someone else out there, because my... read more
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Don39;t Dig Up The Seeds Okay, I39;ll admit God has been working on me for the past year about my impatience. It seems that I have one last vestige of impatience that I need to release (translation, unwrap my fingers from their deathlike grasp)... read more
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It Begins With God, It Ends With God I read something quite profound today. quot;God created man out of love. Man sinned and suffered separation. Out of love for His creation, God provided the Savior for man39;s atonement.quot; Notice anything... read more
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A Day Of Small Things Much of the Old Testament is a history of who we are and where we come from. Even though historical in many contexts, the Old Testament truths are timeless. One of those truths is that we should not despise the small things, for... read more
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Get On The Bandwagon Of Mercy! All too often many people jump on the bandwagon of quot;kicking someone when they39;re down.quot; However, Christians are called to a different purpose. 2 Corinthians 134, quot;Blessed be the God and Father of our... read more
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Have you ever noticed that on most occasions your disappointment is actually God39;s appointment? Let39;s think about that for a second, okay? Think about a recent time in which you39;ve experienced disappointment in something. Now, scroll... read more
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Mary and Martha Sisters In Waiting Every time that God leads me to read the account of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, I never fail to have a new truth from His Word revealed to me. In John 11, I read again today of the way in which... read more
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