Daily Post/Ascend

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Ascend

The QUEEN was worthy of a blog ALL of her own! This is my favorite “ASCEND” quote, also a topic broken down during POWERFUL fellowship over the last few weeks. I’m guilty of allowing distractions to alter my path after becoming fruitful in certain areas of my life. As Pastor Moore mentioned, this is possible when we are still tossing out fishing nets and haven’t completely figured out who WE are! The same God I prayed to that created the miracles experienced in my life today, is the exact same God I need to continue to praise after the pressures of life slow their course.

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The Man I Married

Reclaiming HOPE

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To have and to hold…in sickness and in health…for as long as we both shall live.

I’m sure when my husband spoke those words nineteen years ago he had no idea he’d have to deal with the “in sickness” part of it so early in our life together. We were both active-duty military, both strong-bodied and strong-willed.

Fast-forward about fourteen years, and everything started going haywire. When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it was almost a relief. After a couple of years of worrisome symptoms and no answers, it was good to finally put a name to what was wrong with me. For about six months I was extremely ill and barely left the house, but he never once wavered in his commitment to me and to our marriage.

I’m happy to report that I’ve learned the things that help me live a fairly normal life now, but I still…

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Drinking It All In

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Fun with Photography Taking a little drink of water…fall.

I thought I would have some fun with this challenge using a photo of myself appearing to drink up Yosemite Falls.

“When you drink in nature through your senses, you deepen your awareness of the great silent intelligence flowing through all things. You nourish your mind, body, and spirit as you connect to the divine love of Being.”
— Deepak Chopra

According to Erika for this week’s WordPress photo challenge, “Photography, and any visual art, is all about perspective. For this week’s challenge, make use of sizing, placement, and Scalein your photos. Have some fun with perspective and show just how big, or little, the world can seem.”

To give you more perspective as the challenge suggests, here is a photo of my hubby (in green bike helmet) about a mile from Yosemite Falls.

Green helmeted cyclist (my hubby) admires stunning view of Yosemite Falls Spring 2016 Green helmeted cyclist (my hubby) admires stunning view of Yosemite Falls…

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Just thought you should know: What I learned from the Lakota People.

The Purple Almond

My heart has been heavy this week. I’ve been sad, irritated and short tempered. (To the chagrin of my family!). I am a very empathetic person, and the feelings of others often resonate very strongly within me. Many times, when tensions and energies are very strong, I struggle to understand, and contain my thoughts and feelings. That has certainly been the case this week. With all that happened last weekend and over this past week, my heart has been drawn back to my home state of South Dakota and the beautiful Lakota American Indians with which I lived in 1994 and 1995.

For those new to my blog, or if you aren’t aware of my story, In January of 1995, my first born son died when he was  8 days old, from complications due to several birth defects. Before and during that event in my life, my husband and I…

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Conscious Talk Magazine Is Live With A New Webpage! #amreading

Author, Kim Knight

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It’s been one full week we’ve been offline, we’ve had a revamp with a sexy new page and  some new interesting articles. The team and I will be back on the 15th with more for you to enjoy!

check us out www.conscioustalkmag.com

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The PBS Blog Podcast Ep 5 – Freedom and Responsibility

Pearls Before Swine

In today’s episode, we are talking about the responsibility end of freedom.

Freedom has been turned into a scapegoat that many of us have used to justify our beef with structure. Anything that requires us to act in a way that is disciplined, civil or logical we stray from under the guise of having the freedom to choose.

But choices are not without consequences.

We are adults and have long had the freedom to do as we choose. But as there’s a lot going on in the world today, we must remember that our actions and thoughts are not without a certain level of responsibility. Whether we are talking about writing and books or life in general, our freedom is not as free as it seems on the surface.

Today, I want to encourage you to be more disciplined in all areas of your life. More disciplined spiritually, mentally, and…

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Blog Networking: 10/5/17

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

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Kingdom Living

Pearls Before Swine

Rafa Farihah

Advocate for Mental Illness

Waldina

The Courage To Shift

Who’s My Favorite Today?

The Purple Almond

Tough times-

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns

My week in review:

This past week, the strongest, bravest woman I know had one of the toughest times of her life. She entered the hospital last Monday, for what should have been a two to three day stay, for a routine (albeit major) surgery. The actual surgery went well, but she suffered a couple of major setbacks. Although she is finally on the mend, and scheduled to be released tomorrow, she has a long way to go in her convalescence. I’m not well when she’s not well, and those closest to me know this all too well. Thank you, Sister Agnes Delores, my run away nun, for simply walking into the room. Thank you, TT, my laugh out loud partner, for working tirelessly to help me keep the tears at bay. Thanks, LarKay, godmother extraordinaire, for looking out for me and my littles and thank you, thank you, thank…

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

Reclaiming Hope

Dream Desire Achieve

Better Twogether

Kim Knight – Author

Single Girls Rock

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Aria-Bella Rises

Cyranny’s Cove

Tripping Through Treacle