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I first heard the phrase quot;New Normalquot; a few years ago. Where I taught there was a little girl named Jenna Grace. She was 5 when she fell off a bicycle and after a routine CT scan the doctors found a brain tumor. After a year and a half of... read more
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I am involved in a ministry called The Compton Initiative. Compton California is located in Los Angeles County. In the 194039;s according to an original homeowner we talked to yesterday, it used to be an upscale area populated mainly by Caucasians read more
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Lisa Stoughton @everfaithful (United States)
I am writing this blog so that more people will be able to see this girl. Amber Dubois was apparently abducted near her school last Friday morning. I went to the prayer vigil last night. It was intense. You could feel the raw emotion, the heartache of... read more
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As we walked across the campus, I felt I was watching someone else39;s life! It was kind of an out of body experience. I had had these before throughout my life. One time I can remember was when I was saying my wedding vows. Another time I can... read more
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We just left her off at her dorm. We went to get frozen yoghurt, said our good byes and we drove off. I had a feeling of excitement for her and sadness for me. Yes she had already been in college for a year and a semester. But she was only an hour... read more
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It is a brand new year and a new beginning for many of us. As I sit here after having my grown kids home for Christmas and New Years, (well, at least New Years day anyway Mr. Effie and I are way too boring to entertain young adults at New Years!) I... read more
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We moved out my daughter this weekend (another blog topic!) and I went to her church. The pastor spoke on new years resolutions. Ugh another sermon on New Years resolutions! But this one spoke to me! He said he was going to do a couple of things this... read more
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Lisa Stoughton @everfaithful (United States)
Since I am a teacher, throughout the day I find I am saying things to the kids over and over! Here are some of my frequent phrases (those who teach might share in some of them) quot;Boys, we are waiting for you to be quietquot; .quot;Ladies,... read more
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Lisa Stoughton @everfaithful (United States)
I am certain almost everyone thanks God on a daily basis or at least tries to. I was taught to thank God before I presented my requests. The pastor today brought up something that I had been feeling for some time. He said he would thank God for his... read more
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Lisa Stoughton @everfaithful (United States)
Last night my daughter called me bawling because she was watching the news and the college her boyfriend goes to (and the one she is transferring to in 2 months) was one of the buildings on fire. A day later we see the devastation. Hundreds of homes... read more
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The holidays are coming and I am going through my recipes to make for holiday occasions. I ran across one that was my favorite growing up. Since it has strawberry jello as an ingredient, it makes a festive christmas dessert. I always loved chocolate... read more
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Please vote and vote responsibly Whether or not we agree on who to vote for, everyone agrees that is a turning point in the history of elections in our country. We may either have an African American president for the first time in history or a female... read more
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Since it is coming into the Christmas season AND we have had so many situations with broken rules, I decided to help everyone out with a list of Christian Blog rules that I have put to a song. Please read (or sing if you want) to The Twelve Days of... read more
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Lisa Stoughton @everfaithful (United States)
I am working at a new job. It is a part time job but it is intense while I am there. I teach art to Kindergarten through fifth grade students. I arrive I get up at 630 AM, get ready, drive to work which is about ten miles but takes about 25 minutes read more
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I love the changing of the seasons! Today was the first day that I got up and had to put a robe on before logging in to CB. The air is crisp and clear. (accept for the smoke from the wildfires!) but those aren39;t very close to use like last year... read more
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We live on a fixed income. This is not what some of you are thinking. You see a few years ago we inherited some money and we both were able to eventually retire. With this new income we upscaled our living situation, cars wardrobe etc. Don39;t get... read more
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Most people today are on a quest for peace in a society of mostly chaos. When I think about it, it might be nice to live the Amish life a life totally focused on God and surviving with only the necessities. I know they are not a perfect society, but... read more
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My husband and I are going on 26 years of marriage. I can39;t say it has been a smooth road, in fact it has been truly rocky. You don39;t know until you have been there. I don39;t think I would be a very good premarital counselor. Probably all... read more
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The other day I was watching the View on TV. Bill Maher was a guest. He just produced a documentary called Religulous. That name alone offends me. In the documentary he questions people about what they believe and questions why they believe or... read more
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I love rain! I love the smell of the air when it rains. I love the sound of rain on the roof. I love to look out at the rain. I don39;t know why I have always liked rain so much, I just always have. As I go about my Christian walk, I realize the... read more
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I hate to exercise. I look as I am driving and see the joggers. They mostly have sleek bodies and they look like they are having fun out in the open air, listening to their favorite music on their ipod. quot;I will try that!quot; I thought. So the... read more
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This blog is dedicated to John for two reasons. One he had a vision to create a Christian blogging site and went through all the time, effort and money to see it through. Two he teases me about not blogging (Ha!) Lately I have not been feeling joy read more
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On Saturday my husband and I went to work with our daughter and her boyfriend in an outreach. I had done it before but this is the first time my husband had gone. We had to get up at 4AM and drive to Paramount which is 2 hours. Then we got out teams... read more
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Last night my neighbor died. I think I had met him or said quot;Hiquot; once. We have only been on this block a year and I don39;t know many of my neighbors well. Last Saturday I saw him out mowing the lawn and his next door neighbor saw him... read more
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I am part of a dog rescue group. I found them outside Petsmart doing a dog adoption. Since I don39;t want anymore dogs, I felt I could contribute by helping them. So I signed up and eventually they called and I became involved with the group. I was... read more
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