Tag: inspirational

The Best Gifts

During the Christmas season, we get terribly busy buying gifts for family and friends.  Let us not forget that some of the best gifts in life – money cannot buy! The gifts of unconditional love, forgiveness, and quality time are invaluable. In fact, not only can we give these gifts to those we love, but

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12 Days of Christmas

The commercialism of the season sometimes overpowers the true meaning of CHRISTmas, which is to celebrate the birth of Jesus and all he has done.  Isaiah 7:14 states, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Through him, humanity was given the greatest gift

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Experience Joy

To say that 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. Death, pandemic, freedoms restricted, corruption and much more are just a few of the problems that plagued the last twelve months. Many describe the current year as unbelievably difficult for them. The chaos, negativity, and gross darkness that covers this world have caused fear and

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Christmas Carols

As we step into the holiday season, one of my favorite parts of Christmas is the songs. They bring back fond childhood memories of family, friends, and church gatherings which were all filled with food, laughter, and a lot of singing.  Music, especially singing, is a great way to express joy.  James 5:13 states, “Is anyone among

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Appreciating Your Family

Life seems at times to drag on when we are bored or bombarded with problems.  However, our life span truly is brief, especially since we do not know how many years we have on the earth.  The Bible says in James 4:14 “You do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a

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An Attitude of Gratitude

With the problems and issues that are in the world today and the many opinions and preferences of individuals, it seems that complaining has become a regular outlet for what many perceive about their surroundings.  In fact, murmuring about who and what a person does not like has become a habitual routine for some. If

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Thank You, Lord

Parents do many things without receiving even a simple thank you. However, as their children grow older most begin to express appreciation for the sacrifices that were made to take care of them. Some even realized that the various gifts of kindness they received were underserved but given simply because they were greatly loved. Then,

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Thanks-Living

In just a few short weeks, most will be preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. My prayer is that everyone will have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!!! If you are like me, you will gather around the dinner table with a rich spread of delightful dishes. You’ll stuff yourself until your tummy aches and won’t feel

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A Change of Seasons

“My husband, Brandon Patterson, wrote a wonderful article that I wanted to share.” – Danyale Patterson As you can tell by the current weather, we are officially into the Fall season. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year.  It is a time when things begin to cool down from the hot summer months,

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The Worry Gene - Danyale Patterson

The Worry Gene

“Oh I know something bad is going to happen!” exclaimed the lady I was talking to who admitted that she had trouble with worrying too much. “I guess I have the worry gene”, she said.

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The Best Gifts

During the Christmas season, we get terribly busy buying gifts for family and friends.  Let us not forget that some of the best gifts in life – money cannot buy! The gifts of unconditional love, forgiveness, and quality time are invaluable. In fact, not only can we give these gifts to those we love, but

Read More »

12 Days of Christmas

The commercialism of the season sometimes overpowers the true meaning of CHRISTmas, which is to celebrate the birth of Jesus and all he has done.  Isaiah 7:14 states, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Through him, humanity was given the greatest gift

Read More »

Experience Joy

To say that 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. Death, pandemic, freedoms restricted, corruption and much more are just a few of the problems that plagued the last twelve months. Many describe the current year as unbelievably difficult for them. The chaos, negativity, and gross darkness that covers this world have caused fear and

Read More »

Christmas Carols

As we step into the holiday season, one of my favorite parts of Christmas is the songs. They bring back fond childhood memories of family, friends, and church gatherings which were all filled with food, laughter, and a lot of singing.  Music, especially singing, is a great way to express joy.  James 5:13 states, “Is anyone among

Read More »

Appreciating Your Family

Life seems at times to drag on when we are bored or bombarded with problems.  However, our life span truly is brief, especially since we do not know how many years we have on the earth.  The Bible says in James 4:14 “You do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a

Read More »

An Attitude of Gratitude

With the problems and issues that are in the world today and the many opinions and preferences of individuals, it seems that complaining has become a regular outlet for what many perceive about their surroundings.  In fact, murmuring about who and what a person does not like has become a habitual routine for some. If

Read More »

Thank You, Lord

Parents do many things without receiving even a simple thank you. However, as their children grow older most begin to express appreciation for the sacrifices that were made to take care of them. Some even realized that the various gifts of kindness they received were underserved but given simply because they were greatly loved. Then,

Read More »

Thanks-Living

In just a few short weeks, most will be preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. My prayer is that everyone will have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!!! If you are like me, you will gather around the dinner table with a rich spread of delightful dishes. You’ll stuff yourself until your tummy aches and won’t feel

Read More »

A Change of Seasons

“My husband, Brandon Patterson, wrote a wonderful article that I wanted to share.” – Danyale Patterson As you can tell by the current weather, we are officially into the Fall season. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year.  It is a time when things begin to cool down from the hot summer months,

Read More »
The Worry Gene - Danyale Patterson

The Worry Gene

“Oh I know something bad is going to happen!” exclaimed the lady I was talking to who admitted that she had trouble with worrying too much. “I guess I have the worry gene”, she said.

Read More »