Be Kind to Each Other ~ You’re Not Stupid

As a guest teacher, I hear kids calling each other “stupid.” I don’t like this and try to address when I can because it’s not true and it’s damaging to their sense of value and worth.

This is a broader cultural problem as well. We have a tendency to think making mistakes means you’re stupid.

Let’s face it, we all make dumb mistakes from time to time and sometimes daily. However, that does not make us “stupid” but simply means we’re imperfect humans. Most of us are intelligent people in varying measures who make mistakes and hopefully we learn from them.

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Stretch Yourself in New Ways to Find Strength

This week, a local fitness center, Crossfit Siloam has a special called, “Kill a Friend” (LOL) and they’re offering free classes.

As I grow older, I’m intentional about doing the things that renew and protect my health. Some of you may know about the green smoothies, gluten and sugar free diet and Young Living Essential oils I use that have changed my life and health for the better in the last couple of years.

Though I walk for exercise, I decided that I need to get my body stronger so I decided to try Crossfit. An encouraging, cheerful young man greeted me and had me squat down, put out my hands. “Now get up.”

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Secret Power of Truth

Truth is like a vitamin to the soul.
Truth nourishes you, builds you up and strengthens you.
Truth exposes the lies you’ve believed.
Truth repeated daily helps you overcome negative thought patterns.
Truth sets you free and enables you to walk in freedom.

Think about the things that are true.

Sharon Rose Gibson Nuggets

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8(NIV)

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Experiencing What is Sacred and Holy

To be able to discover what is sacred and holy
To experience and celebrate the beauty
To be able to worship freely and wholeheartedly
To have the wisdom to take time to do so
To know the One who is worthy of our worship
This a great privilege to enjoy today and every day
Sharon Rose Gibson

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What Wears On Us Can Create Beauty

One of the reasons I love guest teaching is because I get to go back to school and learn everything I didn’t appreciate when I was in school. LOL!

Yesterday, I taught 7th and 8th grade science and enjoyed refreshing my knowledge about erosion and the effects of it.

The creative shapes of many of our rock formations caused by erosion intrigue me.
If you want to take a moment to enjoy nature’s art, you can enjoy these photos.

Negative happenings in our lives, dealing with stress and the everyday things that wear us down can make us feel discouraged or irritated. However, something beautiful be created in us because of them.

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Home Away From Home Created With Discipline and Grace

One Person Who Impacted My Life

Many people profoundly impacted me throughout my life but when a friend asked this question on facebook, the first person who came to mind is my dorm mother in Africa.

At times I felt alone and abandoned because my missionary responsibilities required them to leave my sister and I when we were little. When we grew older we went away to a mission boarding school for three months at a time and then we came home for a month.

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How Pressure and Chocolate Can Be Good For You

Today I felt totally stressed out. I have a great opportunity to speak to share my program, Write Your Story NOW ~ Leave A Legacy Your Loved Ones Will Treasure. The speaking event is a good opportunity to educate, empower and equip others to write their stories.

I have a lot to do to get ready for it and many decisions to make which make me feel a lot of pressure because I want to do it right. In the midst of thinking all these issues through, I had a sudden craving for chocolate. :-) I’m health conscious so I’ve purchased raw cocoa because of it’s superior health benefits and came up with my own variation of a raw chocolate recipe.

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My Tribute to My Cat and the Lessons She Taught

Last week we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Calico Persian cat, Callie. She reigned in our house with her regal beauty for fourteen years and as cats often do, set her own terms for our interaction with her. Caring for her was not without it’s challenges since she didn’t like to be brushed, a necessary routine for a Persian. I was the only one she’d tolerate and I mean tolerate and even that involved holding her firmly so she couldn’t escape.

I’d try to tell her that this is one of the costs of being beautiful. She didn’t buy it and responded with hisses when she got tired of the comb pulling at her long fur.

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Give Thanks For Small Acts of Kindness

Yesterday when I shopped in our local grocery store, right when I needed something. a sales clerk rounded the corner and asked, “Are you finding everything?”

I smiled, “You appeared at the right time because I’m actually looking for. . .” and I told her what I needed.

She immediately said, “Well this is over here. I’ll take you there,” Then she told me where the other item was. After I finished with the first one and walked into the main aisle, she came out to make sure I got to the right place for the second item.

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Keys to Success ~ Diligence Leads to Profit

Have you ever bought a product personally or for your business that you thought would profit you but in the end it didn’t?

We’ve all had that experience.

An online promotion says you need to act by a certain time to take advantage of their offer and you make a hasty decision. You lose your time and money acting in haste and end up poorer for it.

In another scenario, you sign up for something legitimate but you’re not diligent about implementing what you bought.

King Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived,  made this observation.

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