Francine In Retirement
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Posts Tagged ‘encouragement


January 13, 2015

I took this photo in July of 2014.  Then it  filled me with appreciation, wonder and gratitude.  Today, it reminds me of the scripture and song below. “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I […]


March 16, 2014

“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” […]


February 26, 2014

“In order to find peace, we must expose the masks we use to hide behind.” Debbie Ford (American author), Why Good People Do Bad Things (2008), HarperCollins “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, […]


February 16, 2014

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Photo taken from the internet) POSTED IN OBSERVANCE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH […]


February 14, 2014

WHERE IS YOUR TREASURE? “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do no break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your […]


February 11, 2014

What is a fireman? He is the guy next door – a man’s man with the memory of a little boy. He has never gotten over the excitement of engines and sirens and danger. He is a guy like you and me with wants and worries and unfulfilled dreams. Yet he stands taller than most […]


February 10, 2014

We have seen so much snow this winter, although beautiful, I am ready to see something else. While going through my photos I found these. WHITE FLOWERS Just as I wonder / whether it’s going to die, / the orchid blossoms // and I can’t explain why it / moves my heart… The Orchid Flower […]


February 9, 2014

When life feels like you are surrounded by a forest of trees, that are hidden in the darkness. Look beyond your circumstances and focus on the light in your life.  Your change is only one degree of faith away. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD […]


February 7, 2014

Wishing all countries participating in the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia a wonderful experience and much success. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED


February 1, 2014

The Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy White Coat Ceremony The Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy White Coat Ceremony marks the entry to professional life for University of Pittsburgh first-year pharmacy students.  Each student will receive a white coat as a symbol of professionalism, integrity, and purity of motive. By accepting the coat, each student commits to a […]


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