Category Archives: Togetherness

Striving to be enough?

Often times I struggle to be fit enough for some things. I often feel degraded then rejected and excluded from what is important to me for messing up even with those things I am passionate about. I have been¬†dealing with¬†a … Continue reading

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What does Valor (Heroism) mean to you?

Last May, my husband and I sailed on the Carnival Valor for our 7th wedding anniversary. We even participsated in the Behind the Fun tour where we got to visit the engine control room and the bridge as well. During … Continue reading

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Mercy passed the Canine Good Citizen Test

Mercy passed the Canine Good Citizen test. Praise God! This opens a door towards therapy dog opportunities. I am still exploring my options, but my passion lies with comforting disadvantaged youths. Just think of all of the young men and … Continue reading

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Can Jesus Really be Found in our Churches?

I wish to identify with Jesus Christ, a man of compassion, tenderness, sweetness, and kindness. He is full of grace and mercy, always forgiving, always accepting, wanting to be with you to help you and for you to help him. … Continue reading

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A less than ideal lifestyle and circumstances should not be used against you

Earlier on, I had lamented about not being where I belong. Then when Mercy had a few less than desirable adolescent behavior quirks, I lamented about my personal trainer giving up on me, saying that I didn’t deserve Mercy because … Continue reading

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A Golden will drop everything to spend time with you

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[pinterest] I have suffered from broken promises since I was a little girl. Nothing hurts more than someone getting your hopes up only to back out at the last minute. It is hard to trust people when they don’t say … Continue reading

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