I pray at least once EVERY SINGLE DAY. Usually first thing in the morning, I pray for anything and everyone that is on my mind. I just run the gamut of everything that is in my head.
Then sometimes throughout the day, I take a pause and pray for something very intentional and purposeful. I talk to God about what is on my heart and give my worries to him. It helps, because I soon as I lift it up to the Lord I feel a sense of peace.
I do not usually pray out loud (only at church). I do not usually pray in front of other people (only at church). I do not pray so that someone can see me or hear me doing it and think “oh what a good Christian” or “oh what a Godly woman”. I pray for myself, for the act of prayer itself…
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Quincy is a nearly 5-year old pure bred Great Dane who lives on our sailboat as we prepare to go bluewater cruising in October of 2019. Since this is our second sailboat, one could make the argument that we bought this boat just for her,,,,they might be right. Every Sunday is Quincy’s time to jump on the blog….sharing whatever’s on her mind with all of you. Come follow us to keep up with her and our adventures-
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Things are pretty crazy busy at mydangblog’s place right now, so here’s a little something from 2015 that you might enjoy (the original, My Week 59, also has a bit about my possessed vacuum cleaner):
Real Life Versus Magazine Christmas
I love decorating magazines. I have subscriptions to at least three different ones, and every month, I pour through the pages for ideas. I’m a visual learner at heart—I can read text very quickly and easily, but I LOVE anything with pictures. Anyway, Christmas is coming up, so all the current editions are focused on Christmas decorating and festive parties. As I was gleefully devouring up the images, it suddenly occurred to me how absolutely unrealistic it all was. Sure, I know that everything’s staged, but this year it seems that magazine editors have become so intensely out of touch with how REAL people live that I started to view…
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I love water. Do you? Water is a life-giving force; it is the one essential, besides LOVE, that sustains life. Life cannot be sustained without it!
I was in a conversation with a former wrestling student of my husband’s recently and he said he was “Headed back out to sea again. Headed back to Tern and Laysan Islands in the Northern Hawaiian Island chain.” He said, “Hope the seas aren’t as rough this time. I hate paying for meals I can’t keep down…” His image of going to sea was not necessarily a pleasant one. After he returned, he wrote to say he was “back on dry land again.” He lives in the state of Washington. Living here in Montana, I told him he didn’t know what “dry” means. We need rain so badly here! That comment lead to an e-mail exchange of ideas about water. The last…
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Sometimes dubbed “the age of anxiety”, people are reportedly experiencing a lot of (di)stress in this modern age. Up to a third of the UK population, for example, will suffer from anxiety disorder or panic attacks at some point; and more people go to the doctor for anxiety in the UK than for the common cold. In the US, 40 million people are suffering from anxiety disorders, where anxiety is constant and overwhelming; and as for the occasional bout of panic, or the grumbling day-to-day unease, the number is probably closer to 300 million! I didn’t do a survey on the rest of the world, but I can’t imagine it’s much better.
So, can you relate to any of these?:
You’ve got a big meeting at work coming up where you have to give a presentation. You have to see your family and have a conflict with a family member…
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A Wonder of the World
The Iguazú Falls are a natural wonder of the world situated on the Iguazi River on the border of Argentina and Brazil. In the Guarani/Tupi language, Iguazú, means big water and the Iguazú waterfall system is the largest in the world. People lived around the Iguazú Falls long before the arrival of the Spanish having their own long held beliefs and religion. One of their most important rituals was the annual sacrifice of a virgin to M’Boi, the Serpent God who lived in the Iguazú River and was the son of Tupa, the Supreme God.
Naipi and Taruba
In a village on the banks of the Iguazú lived a very beautiful maiden named Naipi who was to be married to a great warrior named Taruba from a nearby tribe. The two of them…
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