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Reading List 2020

1/12/2020: Today I finished William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land. https://amzn.to/2t9QCCs. He writes historical fiction, and I began reading his “Cork Corcoran Mysteries” years ago.

Next Up: The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

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A Sure-Fire Path Toward Success in 2020

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Resolution Monday

Good morning and welcome to Resolution Monday!! Yes, it’s the first Monday of 2020 and it’s time to set our course for the coming year.  So, I invite you to share your resolutions. This year being 2020, think of something outside your “comfort zone”. Dream bigger. Dream wilder. Think the impossible, and I’ll bet by  year’s end, that dream will come true. This is my prayer for all my readers, followers, and friends.



PS. I’m dreaming very big this year… a novel finished and published…and…. starting my own life coaching business!!


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New Year’s Resolutions — 2020

Hi and Happy 2020 to all my friends and followers!!

Kicked 2019 to the curb, and now it’s time for all good things to come to those who wait patiently!

My 2020 resolutions are as follows:

  1. I will post something new every day to Bethie’s Place.
  2. I will write and finish my novel by December 31, 2020.
  3. I will lose at least 10 lbs. and keep it off.
  4. I will give up soft drinks.
  5. I will pray for my family, friends, and followers, encouraging along their journey through 2020.

Now, it’s your turn! What are your resolutions?  Let’s keep each other accountable!

If 2019 was  a difficult year for you, please do as I did and kick it to the curb! Lock it up and forget it!!



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Prayers for Hope and Healing — 2020

These prayers are part of my weekly prayer life. The first, I pray on Mondy evening, and the following prayers (Tuesday through Friday), I pray in the morning. You may use them in any order you choose, but I find the way I do it, works well for me.Monday PrayerTuesday PrayerWednesday PrayerThursday PrayerFriday PrayerSaturday PrayerSunday Prayer

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Happy New Year!!!

 On the eve of not only a new year, but a new DECADE, I pondered what words I could share as wisdom, food for thought, or a prescription for anyone who is seeking a new beginning, a new chapter, or a new calling on their life. It is my fervent prayer that your life is filled with love, laughter, prosperity, friendship and good health!!! God bless you, and together, let’s make 2020 AWESOME!

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What I Wish People Knew about Mental Health

It is my hope and prayer that reading this article from iBelieve.com will help those who have loved ones with mental health issues as well as those who suffer in silence. I suffer from PTSD and depression, and for a long time I suffered in silence.


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Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah, which is Hebrew for “dedication,” is the Festival of Lights.

It commemorates the victory over the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army, and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp.

The miracle of Hanukkah is that only one vial of oil was found with just enough oil to illuminate the Temple lamp for one day, and yet it lasted for eight full days.

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Winter Solstice 2019

It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). For that hemisphere, the winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year, when the Sun is at its lowest daily maximum elevation in the sky. … The winter solstice occurs during the hemisphere’s winter.

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Thursday Feature: “Let’s Talk Christmas Traditions”

What Christmas traditions do you enjoy? Singing Christmas carols? Attending church together on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Traveling to visit relatives? Waiting/hoping for a white Christmas? Favorite foods? Playing board games? Let’s chat!!


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