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Why am I here? – Blogging 101 – 6/8/15

I don’t believe in re-doing something I already did well before.  When I first started my blog I wrote a post about exactly who I am and I still think it was really good.  If you would like to read that you can find it here: https://redsoxliz1980.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/who-am-i/.

That may have been written almost 2 years ago, but it still rings very true to me.

The second part of the question is “why I am here?”.  I always want to write more.  I always want to share more and interact with people more.  It seems like sometimes life just gets in the way and I can’t get myself in gear.  I am hoping that joining Blogging 101 and completing the assignments will help me to get in a rhythm of regular posting.

I am also participating in Photography 101 on my other blog, which is a photo-blog.  I consider myself an amateur photographer and I enjoy taking pictures.  You can check out that blog here: https://picturesbyliz.wordpress.com/.

I welcome your feedback, general comments, questions, and constructive criticism.


<3 Liz


Song of the Week – 4/27 – “The Great I Am”

We have been singing this song a lot lately in church and something about it just touches me everytime.


Liz <3

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Product Review – Temptations Snacky Mouse

A couple weeks ago I received a Temptations Snacky Mouse free from Influenster.  I have 2 cats; Jax is a 13 year old orange kitty and Janie is a 5 year old gray tabby.  Jax is still rather confused by the whole thing, but Janie loves the Snacky Mouse.  She whacks it all over the place and always gets all the treats out.  Sometimes she even plays with the empty mouse (wishful thinking perhaps?).  I’ve tried to show Jax how it works, and he’s seen her use it, but he is either too lazy or too dense to get it.  I’m going with the former.  He is the king of the house and wants everything handed to him.  Maybe if I keep putting treats only in the Snack Mouse, he’ll eventually get the idea!  Overall it’s a great toy that the cats have a lot of fun with and I like to make them work a little for their treats.  I would definitely recommend it and buy it again anytime.  Thanks to Temptations and Influenster for sending us a free sample!  Check out some pics and a video of Janie and Jax checking things out.

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<3 Liz, Janie, and Jax

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Song of the Week – 4/20 – “Something Beautiful”

Hey all.  I know I keep saying I’m going to write more, and then stuff just keep happening.  I’ve been crazy sick with this virus for like 2 weeks.  I’m finally starting to feel better and I wanted to kick this week off on a good note.  So I am starting with a Song of the Week.

This week’s song is “Something Beautiful” by Stephen Curtis Chapman.

It’s is currently one of my favorites and I am trying to hang on to it as something uplifting.


<3 Liz


Cat Travel: Aoshima – Japanese Cat Island


I want to move here…

Originally posted on Katzenworld:

Welcome to Aoshima, the Japanese Cat Island that boasts 120 cats.

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Cat lovers dreams have come true in the small fishing village of Aoshima in Japan – where cats outnumber the human inhabitants 6-1.

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This tiny island is home to only 22 people but there are over 120 cats! The story goes that the islanders raised silkworms to produce silk for their fishing nets. But mice eat silkworms, so cats were kept in order to keep the mice population down!

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Would you visit Aoshima? Let us know in the comments! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to Uzoo on YouTube for more animal videos!

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Missing in Action

Hi folks.  I just wanted to check in.  I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  I have been battling some anxiety and depression issues lately.  I keep telling myself I want to write, but I seem to be getting stuck in my head and not able to get anything out.  My goal for April is to post at least 3 times a week (more if I can).  Hope everyone is doing well.  Look for new stuff soon!\

<3 Liz

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Great message from my friend Donna Spencer Collins

Originally posted on WE Rise:

images (1)Many people would say, that’s the day people go to church and come out with black smudges on their forehead or hand.   But they only know what they see; they do not know the why and the reason.  Unfortunately, many Christians do it because they are supposed to do it without knowing its meaning and purpose.  Nevertheless, for all who come, the simple act of coming and receiving the imposition of ashes is an act of faith.  It is not a symbol of humiliation or punishment but a revelation. I believe when one intentionally carves out a portion of their day, and engages in this act of worship, they are expressing a desire to be in relationship with God with the hope God’s desire is to be in relationship with them.

Ash Wednesday begins the forty days of Lent which symbolize the 40 days Jesus fasted in the wilderness; overcoming…

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My One Word 2015 – Release

OWNewCoverI am currently reading the book “One Word that will change your life”.  It is sort of an alternative to making all kinds of New Year’s Resolutions that don’t stick.  The website says this about the book:

One Word that Will Change Your Life will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for this year. That’s right! One Word creates clarity, power, passion and life-change. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. Simply put, One Word sticks. There is a word meant for you and when you find it, live it, and share it, your life will become more rewarding and exciting than ever.” (x)

I originally heard of the book when I came across a 4-day devotional plan in the bible app.  I went through that and was intrigued and wanted to know more, so I purchased the e-book.  I read the first couple chapters and went about trying to discover my One Word.  I will admit it took me better than a week to figure out what it would be.  I had lots of words flying around in my head.  I prayed everyday for God to give me clarity on what my one word should be to focus on for the year.


After much prayer and consideration, my One Word for the year 2015 is “Release”.  I can see a million ways this word may come into my life, but here are a few examples:

  •  Release control – Stop trying to control everything and trust God
  • Release anxiety/fear/worries – to God
  • Release stress
  • Release old ideas I have about what my life was supposed to be. – Some of those ideas are no longer realistic.  I need to look at the blessings I have in life and look to God for purpose and direction.

I am sure there are many other ways that my One Word will come into play in my life over the year.  I will be praying about this and being mindful about this.  I will let you know if I have any breakthroughs! :-)

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

<3 Liz



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Song of the Week – 1/19/15

Because I am really into this song right now, I decided to share it again…

Song of the Week – 10/13/14.

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Song of the Week (or of the New Year) – 1/13/15

Matthew West – “Day One”

I wanted to post this video last week, but it was just released today.  I heard it on the radio and thought it was just perfect for the new year.  Enjoy

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