The Siren

A siren wailed outside a little boy’s house. Unfamiliar with the sound, he asked his mother what it was. She explained that it was meant to alert people of a dangerous storm. She said that if people did not take cover, they might die as a result of the tornado. The boy replied, “Mommy, why is that a bad thing? If we die, don’t we meet Jesus?”

Little children don’t always understand what it means to die.

Belief in Jesus’s death and resurrection brings the assurance of life with Him forever.

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Excerpt from a Career Journal: Something New

 ______research branch is totally different from the main campus. Today at orientation I felt at ease; no heightened reactions, anxiety, or anger. I found the resources institution fascinating. I can see myself in this role as a research therapist helping make groundbreaking discoveries on youth and suicide ideation. Lord, I ask that you equip me with the skills I need, and that you speak through me, and that you use me as you see fit.

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Looking back, this was one of my dream jobs as it allowed me to obtain free clinical supervision, I interacted with interdisciplinary teams, made a very livable wage, and I learned plenty in regards to suicide prevention programs, grants, contacts, and legislation.

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Breath of Life

Dear heavenly Father, what an awesome and powerful God You are! You created life by Your very breath. We praise You and stand in awe of You. Thank You for Your creation. Give thanks to God, our Creator, who gives us the breath of life.

What do you call the white flower that you make a wish on? - QuoraPositively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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Communication: Message Questions

Message questions. These aren’t actually questions. The person is using a question format to make a point, share information or state a personal conviction. They might begin with something like “Don’t you think … ?” or “Did you know … ?”

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The effective way to deal with the message question is to say, “I get your point,” “Thank you for pointing this out” or “I see you’ve given this a great deal of thought. I share your concern. My thinking is ….”

Regardless of the type of question, here are some tips that can help:

  • Don’t rush your answer.
  • Keep the focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.
  • Encourage a dialogue with the person if you need more information or clarification.
  • Use encouraging language, a positive calm tone of voice and a welcoming facial expression.

Tough questions are part of life, but handling them well will increase your reputation

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Vanilla Orange Cider

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My brother left me a voicemail and said, “I can’t find your holiday cider on your blog.” I sent him a link  to my Pomegranate Ciderand my phone rang. “The other one.” I laughed and thought- oh, how did I forget about the holiday cider showdown between my spouse and me. Here’s the recipe. I leave it to you to decide which is best. Cheers!

  • Juice of one orange
  • 2 cup fresh, unfiltered apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 shots Vanilla Crown Royal

Methodology Mixologist: Mix all ingredients together in a pot except Vanilla Crown Royal and lemon. Turn the heat to medium and let the mixture come to a simmer. Let simmer for 10 minutes or so, until it’s nice and fragrant. Squeeze in lemon and whisky, and allow to simmer two more minutes. Pour into two warm mugs. Serve immediately.e


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