Don’t Stop, Don’t Give Up

Today is a Monday Motivational kind of day here at The Refeathered Nest. I spent the morning in meditation and reflection about goals that I have had for a while. Goals that I may have been close to giving up on. But, after reflecting for a time, I just can’t let them go! I was […]

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When Subtracting Means Adding

I used the break in the rain this morning to visit the garden and do a much needed task. Thin the lettuce seedlings. It’s the part of gardening I don’t like to do, because it seems so wasteful. Those are good little plants. There’s not a thing wrong with them. They are healthy and growing. […]

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Self Love – What is it and Why is it important?

Or, is it OK to love myself?  What’s healthy self-love? I bet you had an immediate answer to the question, as did I.  My answer is OF COURSE it is!  BUT, when I started doing some research there seemed to be conflicting answers.  One side of the fence said of course it’s OK to love […]

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The 2 Ways to Live Your Life. Choice or Chance

Even at the dreaded (or LOVED) middle age years, this questions still looms in my mind. Am I relying on luck and random acts to determine life.  Or am I making very conscious decisions and steering my own ship?  It’s two very dramatic and different ways to live. Luck and random acts aren’t as effective […]

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Dream Big – Johnny Wimbrey – Live Your Dreams

Bible Verses About Motivation 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”   Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” […]

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Speak Life, Devotion 3

I am reminded today of a scripture found in the book of Matthew 15:11. “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person” At this time when the words were written, it defied everything about the church law at the time. […]

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Thy Word is Lamp Unto My Feet, Devotion 2

I was reading yesterday about the journey of the children of Israel and their promise of a new land.  The land flowing with milk and honey. I learned that it was a land of promise.  I know that during their journey in the wilderness, prior to arriving at the Promised Land,  God led them. He led […]

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Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life, Devotion 1

Today is the first Monday of my new “retired status”.  It’s time to do some serious refeathering of The Refeathered Nest. I unshackled the golden handcuffs of security (resigned from corporate America). It wasn’t an easy decision. It was one considered and prayed about for a long time. On and off for 2 years, daily […]

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Ditching the Golden Handcuffs – Quit Your Job, Follow Your Passions

I took the leap from the edge of the cliff. I had been monitoring the under currents, the wind direction, and the weather. I finally decided to jump. I decided to resign from my stable, secure, corporate job and follow my passions and my heart.  My heart was calling me home. It wasn’t a snap […]

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Patrick the Persevering Great Dane Puppy

Patrick, the Great Dane puppy, was a bundle of energy. It puzzled him to no end that he couldn’t jump across the stream. Then, one day, he made an amazing discovery about gratitude and perseverance (a story for all generations)… The Persevering Puppy Jumping across the stream at lunchtime was a favorite pastime of Patrick’s […]

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