Nov 12 2013

Letters from Lauren

Feeling like you have prayed for days, weeks, maybe even years without any answer can be downright discouraging. You may start to wonder if your prayers are even being heard. I hope this story reminds you that He listens.

 

“I look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock a hundred times without so much as a crack showng in it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in 2. I know it was not the one blow that did it but ALL that had gone before” ~George Mueller

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Nov 05 2013

Letter from Lauren ~ Prayer

Happy November!!

Hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. That may mean extra time with your family. For many of us it is precious time but also may take a few extra deep breaths to enjoy. :)

This past weekend I had company in town. I had asked friends to pray because I knew it was going to be one of those ‘extra grace required’ type of weekends. Clearly I was thinking that extra grace would need to be applied to the other people but it turned out I needed that extra grace just as much as my company. Embarrassingly, I wasn’t always the most calm or kind in my reactions (something about our ugly side comes out with family. Maybe it’s because we know they'll love us in spite of ourselves?!)  As I was thinking about the weekend it hit me like a 10 ton brick … I had gotten so caught up in praying for change in the other people that I was blinded to the change that needs to happen within myself. 

You got my attention, God! 

Maybe you want to join me in asking our Dad to soften our hearts in difficult family situations so that we can be better examples of His love. Bring on the holiday season!

 

~Lauren

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Lolo Jones, exploding water, tips for weight loss and real-life snakes on a plane
Jan 12 2013

Lolo Jones, exploding water, tips for weight loss and real-life snakes on a plane

Olympic hurdler turned bobsledding World Cup medalist, Lolo Jones crashes her bobsled...twice!

A family in Ohio discovers that their tap water is flammable!

Getting healthy is often a battle that is won or lost in your mind. Here are some tips to get in the right mindset for success:

10 Ways to Get Psyched for Weight Loss
1. Commit
2. Make a plan
3. Don't wait for the "right time"
4. Get in the right mindset
5. Be realistic
6. Make time for exercise
7. Figure out what motivates you
8. Don't think diet, think life change
9. Create a network for support
10. Use outside resources
 
The key thing to remember is that it's not about preparing for a diet, but more about changing your life so that you don't need to diet. Eventually making healthy food choices and getting regular exercise will become a part of your day so you don't even have to think about it!
Source: everydayhealth.com

FAA tackles exploding coffee filters...believe it or not!

Getting ready to send a kid to college? Choosing the right school can be tough. Here are the best values in public colleges for 2013.

Your smartphone may be hurting your relationships.

A flight from Australia experienced real-life "Snakes on a Plane." Except the snake was outside the plane...

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