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God! Gimme a Break! Or Better Yet…How About a Breakthrough?

November 1st, 2013

God! Gimme a Break! Or Better Yet…How About a Breakthrough? By Chloe JonPaul, M. Ed. There are times in our lives when we can find ourselves muttering “C’mon, God! Gimme a break!”  In the wake of seemingly endless troubles, discouragement can set in easily, leaving us to feel hopeless.  But wait a minute!  We’re not alone.  As a matter of fact we’re in good company:  Consider Job in the Old Testament.  He lost everything – and he did complain to God but in the end he managed to say, “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.  Blessed be the Name of the Lord.” Then there... Read More

A Holiday Note from “The Diva”

December 8th, 2011

A Holiday Note from “The Diva” By Barb Tobias NABBW’s Thrifting Expert I become reflective with the turning of the leaves and the fast approach of the holidays. During this time I am reminded of the days and things and people that colored my 2011 canvas. It was an amazing, pigheaded and magical year. As this last month continues to wane, I look back on the year with a bit of reflection, much gratitude and the hope for a bright future. Reflection. I reflect on what I have learned. Ah…so much. Yet, I still wonder why the lessons are so bumpy. Not that my awareness is limited... Read More