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To Blog or Not To Blog! That is a question?

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Heartfelt Treasures | 2 comments

  Today is a special day. I am celebrating the two-year anniversary of Connie’s Corner. It pretty-much snuck up on me, and seeing this milestone date pop up on my calendar caused me to pause and take a moment from my busy schedule to reflect a bit. Why did I start my Connie’s Corner blog website? What was I hoping to accomplish? Have I reached any of the writing and speaking goals that I set for myself two years ago when I when I started down this pathway? Have I improved my quality life and affected the life of those around me in some positive manner? These were all questions that have been churning around in my head all week as the anniversary date crept closer and closer. The easiest question to answer, is the why. Why did I decide to start a blog page?...

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Tuesdays at Ten: Humility

»Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 4 comments

Tuesdays at Ten: Humility

I am dreaming of humility… and in my dream I am searching. Searching everywhere. Looking high and low. I look into the movies of today. I see self-gratification and violence. I look in the television and contemporary music. More of the same. I look into the windows of our homes. I watch the families that live there. I see abuse, anger, selfishness and people living out their lives for their own personal satisfaction. I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Where can I find humility in today’s world? I should be able to find it in the church, but is it really there? I need to wake up! We all need to wake up! While this scenario was only a dream, it gives us pause to ponder and think. Where can we find humility? Is it gone? Is humility an “outdated” philosophy in America...

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Five Minute Friday: Tell

»Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 13 comments

Five Minute Friday: Tell

An action word for Five Minute Friday. Tell! Go and TELL Pharoah, Let my people go. Go TELL it on the Mountain…that Jesus Christ is Born. Jesus said, And I TELL you: Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. Jesus said, “Return home and TELL the story of what God has done for you.” Most commonly the word tell is found in close association with other action words such as “go” and “come” That means that it isn’t just a sit in my house alone and “tell”…It’s a get out there in the world and tell. Tell of God’s power. Tell of God’s love. Tell the Good News of Jesus Christ. Tell, tell, tell…. In the writing world however; there is a phrase that comes up when we’re working on dialog and character descriptions. Show...

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Five Minute Friday: Fill

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 8 comments

Five Minute Friday: Fill

To fill is to remove the empty from our lives. Sometimes that’s in response to a physical need and sometimes it is totally spiritual. When I think of the word fill, I think back to life on our farm when the kids were growing up. Rachel, fill the chicken feeder. Aaron, be sure and fill the rabbit water bottles. Honey, can you please fill up the pellet stove, it’s going to be cold tonight. For me, I pretty much spent my entire day filling. Filling up the hungry bellies of my family. Filling the washer. Filling the pantry with canned food and staples. Filling the day with things that could not be allowed to be empty. Being empty meant that someone or something will go hungry, or cold, or…heaven forbid…have to wear dirty clothes. But in thinking about the farm and...

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Do Not Fear

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Blog, Family Treasures, Heartfelt Treasures | 6 comments

Do Not Fear

Aaron was little when we moved from our tiny rental mobile home off Netarts Bay up to a small house in the wilderness above Beaver (Oregon) along the Nestucca River. Here we could have a garden, animals and more room for our growing family. We were the last house on the road before it became a dirt logging road and disappeared into the coastal mountains. Remote and isolated was an understatement. We loved it. David worked as a Paramedic at Tillamook Ambulance. His scheduled shift started at 5:00 p.m. and ended two days later at 5:00 p.m. This meant I was alone quite a bit with only our little three year old and myself to handle the chores around the house and the farm. I typically didn’t mind this. I worked part-time at the local grade school as an aide and...

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