A Mentor Prepares

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Do you know what your life mission is? I believe that each of us has a unique purpose to fulfill in life. We all have different things that drive us. I’ve taught about life missions for just over five years. When I first began to use them, I used a list that someone else had

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Letting Go of Perfection

I drew this sunflower with my left hand. I love it so much, because it represents freedom from perfection. So much of our lives are spent comparing ourselves to others. But we aren’t fair to ourselves. We compare our flaws to other’s strengths. Our struggle to another’s finished product. We are our own harshest critics.

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Have you ever wished for a miracle? Fourteen years ago, I had two small children. Money was tight and our vehicle was a small, blue beater. It often needed a jump start, had bald tires, and mostly ran on hope. During this time, my husband’s work sent him to Puerto Rico for a month. One

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I spent years lying to myself about who I was. These days, I’m shocked at the lies I used to believe. See if you recognize any of these lies: I’m not good enough I’m too ________ to enjoy that experience I don’t deserve ___________ It’s silly to try so hard to reach goals when I

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Last month my book club read the book Little Britches. It is the third time I’ve read this book, and I get something different out of it each time. This book teaches so many life lessons.¬†The boy in this book, Ralph Moody, shares the story of his family coming west and setting up a new

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Last year was a difficult one for me. My husband was deployed for 9 months, which meant he missed most of the birthdays and holidays. He deployed in early summer, and as we approached the winter I found myself simply going through the motions. I was so tired. Since he was on the other side

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I just finished up participating in a twelve week group mentoring program. It was intense and exciting. I accomplished a lot during the twelve weeks. First, I just want to say that everyone can benefit from more mentoring in their lives. You might be thinking, “Wait? I thought you were a mentor?” Yes, I am

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The Scarlet Pimpernel does a lot of things right for an adventure novel. There is intrigue and action. The reader is let into some of the secrets of the book, but some are revealed towards the end. You also get a bit of history with this adventure, which I really enjoyed. The story takes place

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier¬†is a novel that I first read in college. It was recommended to me by a friend. I can not remember which friend or why they thought I would enjoy this classic, but I’m glad I took them up on it. The best way I can describe this book is to

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Do You NaNoWriMo?

I wish I was a more disciplined writer. Life does seem to get in the way of writing, though. Every year, in the month of November I have the opportunity to supercharge my writing. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Every year, writers work to get 50,000 words onto paper in