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  • Team Waffle House

    Blog | Kim Rider | September 10, 2019

    Last summer, my husband and I stopped to have breakfast at our favorite Waffle House in Cornelia, GA. As usual, they were extremely busy with the morning rush. As we sat down, I noticed that most of the patrons in the restaurant did not have any food. My first thought was, “This is going to take forever!” We were not in a big rush that morning, so we hung around.  As a people watcher,  I love to just sit and watch people. As I was looking around the restaurant, I saw happy people laughing and appearing to have a great time while they waited on their food.

  • Don’t Repeat Defeat

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | August 22, 2019

    Is it possible NOT to repeat defeat? Absolutely. Do you feel frustrated, defeated and like you want to give up? You haven’t made it even a month or two to achieve what you’ve set out to do. If you’ve accepted your responsibility and confessed sin, then the next and best thing to do is look up. Psalm 121:1, 2 says, “I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.”

  • Jesus the Spiritual EMT

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | August 20, 2019

    “Oh, Christine! This isn’t how I imagined my retirement years would be. I was hoping to travel and enjoy my life, but all of that is gone.”

    My dear friend was lamenting to me during a recent visit to her nursing care facility. She is two years younger than I am, and she relished reminding me of that fact every year as new birthdays arrived. But now her life was ebbing away because of a rare neurological disease.

  • You Don’t Need to Look Back to Move Forward

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | August 15, 2019

    Why is this happening to me?  This is a question that we have all asked ourselves.  You don’t understand why things keep happening that hold you back. You sit in a chair at home, in the office or perhaps church and think about the job or the promotion that you didn’t get.  If you had only made a different decision. You should have taken that high visibility assignment when it was offered, but your plate was already full.  At home things aren’t going well either.  You relive the argument you had with your spouse or child.  You wish you could take back the hurtful words.

  • Can I Fix It?

    Blog | Karen McGuire | August 08, 2019

    Before I was born my father had worked as a long-haul truck driver on the U.S. east coast. After I came along, he took a position that kept him closer to home. My father and I had a great relationship. He was my go-to person for everything. I loved him with all my heart.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Leadership Lessons from a Chinese Bamboo Tree

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | August 06, 2019

    I don't know about you, but as I look back on my childhood and teenage years, I don’t remember life being so hectic. Both of my parents worked, yet I have many great memories of playing with them and spending afternoons with neighbors and friends.

    Today life seems so rushed. So full of activities. So unsympathetic and almost merciless toward patience, waiting, rest and unannounced visits. Even those of us who follow Jesus often struggle with the “be still and know” aspect of our walk with Him. (Psalm 46:10)

  • I Believe in You!

    Blog | Kim Rider | July 30, 2019

    Facebook reminded me of a memory from four years ago the other day.  It was a drawing from my, then 8-year-old, grandson. The caption I put with it indicated that I had had many technical challenges that day that were apparently overheard by my grandson. He drew a great little person and then wrote, “I belive (believe) in you mimi you can do it !!!!!!”   

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