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JoyFULL Jumpstarts

Hello Jumpers, Would you like to add some joy to the upcoming festive season? And perhaps several dashes of fun? We are all for that I’m sure. Then good golly why is it hard for many of us to maintain our jolly throughout the holidays as we head toward a New Year? Hmm, wait, perhaps……

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Boundaries: A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Last year I put up our 12-foot Christmas tree on the 1st of November and then awaited the oohs and ahs from my family. To my chagrin, my teenage grandsons, who I thought would be full of confetti praise, were not happy. And since we live in the same house, when it’s possible, we try…

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Kin

From my earliest years, Aunt Pearl was my favorite kinfolk. Her Southern-country upbringing spiced her conversation with unexpected surprises that delighted the heart and often startled you into laughter. Her wit was quick, but so was her temper. Even though she was my favorite, I knew better than to sass her. When I stayed at…

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Yes!

A huge yes in my life was when my heart opened to having God’s truth as my guiding counsel. For years I was stuck in an emotional whirlpool, and it wasn’t until I was being sucked under by a wave of desperation that my cry for help changed. Instead of expecting God to fix me,…

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Hindrances-What’s Holding You Back?

Year ago, after hearing about Weight Watchers, my turn came to do more than watch my weight balloon. The winter had been especially cold, and thinking I was a walrus, I had put on extra layers of fat to see me through till the thaw. But the snow had melted, and my added coverage had…

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5 Reasons Why You’ll Love “The Patsy Box”

Are you wondering if you will like The Patsy Box? Here are 5 reasons you will want to subscribe. 1) The Giggles Who doesn’t need a reason to laugh?  Each box will give you something to smile about. 2) The Read I’m an avid reader and I want you to be too, so in every…

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Be Brave and Take Your Next Step

I recently asked myself why I love the story, “Anne of Green Gables.” Certainly, it is well written, and well-acted. Anne is a high energy girl, full of curiosity and wonder. And yes, her surroundings add scope to the imagination. But its something more…So I decided to take a look at the writer Lucy Maud…

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Gratitude and the Whiny Girl’s Club

If you are an eternal optimist this particular blog will not make a whit of sense. It might even get on your grateful nerves, because you can’t imagine why folks need help to be bright eyed and bubbly. Your theme song seems to be “Buck up Buttercup, the days getting ready to bloom.” But for…

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It’s Spring! And the Feeder Is Full.

Why do I read… I read to have hope. I read to comfort my own heart that I am not the only quirky character on this spinning planet. God designed robins and sparrows but he also glittered the world with peacocks and gooney birds. (Whew) I read to grasp what I don’t know and what…

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March On, Darlings!

It’s March! You can say that again…not only are strong winds marching across the land but I confess January and February marched over my calendar before I could catch up. Those two months, the vestibule of the year, while they can feel draggy with grey days, have a way of suddenly high-stepping us right into…

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