There is a special bond from the moment of birth grandparents have for their kid’s kids. They have your heart from the beginning to the end. Sometimes beyond that. I … Continue Reading Grandparents impacting Grandkids
"Overwhelmed is good when something good overwhelms something bad!"
By Debra Susan Bowman
Overwhelmed is good when love overwhelms loneliness. Overwhelmed is good when blessed overwhelms stressed. Overwhelmed is good when rest overwhelms the test. Overwhelmed is good when action overwhelms passivity, when joy overcomes depression, when forgiveness overwhelms brokenness. Being overwhelmed is always good when it produces faith, energy, the hope, the love to move on, to push through. Take time out this week to sit before God, to contemplate Him and His awesome promises, to sense His presence. Think of something you need to overcome this week and ask God how He would like to overcome that. Then write it down, think on it, pray over it and say it until victory comes. It is always a good thing to be overwhelmed with God!
"Don't beat yourself you - build yourself up!" Author and speaker, Debra Susan Bowman
You can never beat yourself to a better you. You can never beat yourself up to the next level. You can't beat yourself to victory. You can never make yourself feel better or do better by beating yourself up. Beating yourself up is a bad habit you can break. From now on when something goes wrong, and if you are in the battle to win, something will always be going wrong, and you are tempted to beat yourself up, just declare NO!
Instead of beating yourself up, build yourself up. Say good things to yourself about yourself, even when no one else will. Look in the mirror and say, regardless of what's going wrong in your life; I AM AWESOME! I CAN DO IT! I CAN MAKE IT! I WILL BE HAPPY AND POSITIVE! GOD WILL SHOW ME THE WAY! I WILL DISCOVER A NEW SOLUTION I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE BECAUSE I HAVE GOD WITH ME AND GOD AND I MAKE A MAJORITY!
You can think yourself to a new life and a new life for your grandchildren and it all starts by thinking strong, powerful, positive thoughts about who you are and what you can do. You can't build up your grandchildren if you refuse to build up yourself. King David had some really bad stuff happen to him. He suffered a big defeat and everyone turned against him. But the Word says when everyone was against him he went off by himself and build himself up. Then he came back, regained everyone's confidence, fought for his family and won one of the biggest victories he ever won. (1 Samuel 30:4-6)
Build yourself up today. Your next biggest victory just might depend on it.
Their react doesn’t indicate your impact! By Author Debra Susan Bowman Don’t get discouraged when your kids or grandkids seem to reject your influence. Your presence alone impacts their lives. … Continue Reading Their react doesn’t indicate your impact!
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Grieving is the transition between letting go of that which I have loved, and embracing that which I have yet to love. The first without the second is destructive. The first with the second is God’s door to a new life. By Debra Susan Bowman
I worked intensive care for many years. In I.C.U. you get a maximum turn around given in a short time with great force and a goal of recovery. I had … Continue Reading Intense Care
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Anthony came to stay the day his daddy died. He was stillborn just 18 months prior, was revived, and spent three weeks at Riley recovering until he could go home. … Continue Reading Anthony Came to Stay
My husband and I go ballroom dancing. We bring the New Year in with champagne and the Foxtrot. This year we brought 2017 in with the grandkids. Dancing through the … Continue Reading Dancing at the Zoo
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How do you get over losing a spouse, a child or a grandchild? You don’t. But there is good news – you may not ever get totally over it, but … Continue Reading Getting Through Grief
2017 is a journey and you can take either baggage or luggage. Baggage weighs you down, slows you down, and drags you down. Here’s three kinds of baggage you will … Continue Reading Baggage or Luggage – Which Are You Carrying? by Debra Susan Bowman