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By: Tamara | April 12, 2018


~Taking Care Of My Health


I'm taking a little bit of a detour for a bit from my normal writing. Today I want to talk about health and healing.

I don't have the energy I used to and you'd think that sitting down to write isn't a big deal, but when you have a mild case of rheumatoid arthritis, it slows you down. I find that I want to take a lot of breaks and sometimes it will turn into a nap. That just messes up my day.

This is new to me. I usually can sit for hours caught up in writing. But now, it's all I can do to sit and write for a half hour.

Today had to be the worst. I wrote this in small increments of time, I'd write a sentence and lay down. I wrote another and got up so I wouldn't be tempted to go lay down. I wrote another ...

By: Tamara | March 16, 2018

Goodbye, Dear Friend


It was bound to happen. I knew one day I was going to have to say goodbye to my trusted, green friend. My little green Kia. She was already a bit old when I bought her, but I bought her anyway. Like picking out the runt of the litter, I chose her.
I sold my beautiful car I had before her right after my divorce. I was angry, bitter, lost and I wanted a car that separated me from the past. Well, that is what I got in my new little Kia. 
This little car has seen me through years of trials. Struggles, deep snow, thunder and rain so thick I had to pull over to let it subside before I resumed driving. 
I had several trips moving my baggage and boxes of my belongings from one place to another. It went fr...

By: Tamara | March 08, 2018


In the hands of the Potter

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation: the old is gone, the new has come.    2 Corinthians 5;17
Isn't that exciting? I think it is. If you are like me and have made mistakes in any area and looking for a do-over, well, putting your life in Jesus' hands is the best start for change. We are re-created. New. Old junk is gone and we are forgiven!
For me, it was shedding off the old, negative, awful attitudes that hurt so many people in my life. Guilt, shame, self-condemnation I held inside thinking it was over for me. I lost my confidence. I lost most everything. But I tried to hide it. I tried to put on the face of strength. That doesn't work because it comes back to you. Once I truly ...

By: Tamara | February 28, 2018

Silence

This is not the post I was intending to write, but, for now it's what I need to share.

Sometimes we need to just be quiet and listen in silence. There is much wisdom to be had in silence. Our immediate struggles and confusion can be solved in silence.

It's said that we have the answers inside of us, already. All we need to do is get still, quiet and out of our own way.

Confusion comes even when you are on the right track. It happens. We could be doing too much. We get so excited and want to keep going when we should stop, take a break, but we don't. We keep going until our mind plays tricks on us and then we get off course. For course correction, get quiet. Find peace and listen to that still small voice that will lead you back.

I did that. I w...

By: Tamara | February 09, 2018

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