When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

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Strategies to eliminate the weeds in your garden and your life so you can be happy! I love gardening.  I have a large garden with veggies and fruit. My garden has NO weeds.  I do not permit weeds in my Read more…


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How you can empower others to be their best! Do you feel sorry for someone who has had a hard life?  Do you tend to allow such a person to get away with things you would not allow another person Read more…


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Be kind to everyone.  Your kindness could save someone’s life! I am in tears as I write this post. On Monday, June 19, 2017, a Christian fifteen year-old girl named Sadie L. Briggs took her own life.  My brother also Read more…


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Make your life your masterpiece.  Make your dreams come true! Are you ready to  make your dreams come true and make your life your masterpiece? Consider how you think, communicate and solve problems. These are the keys to making your life Read more…


As I look back on my life, I relaize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.

A new way to look at life when you feel rejected. This quote describes what I know about my life.  Hopefully it also describes what you know about your life. In high school, I had a boyfriend.  I loved him Read more…


Magic to succeed is within YOU!

You can find the magic to succeed–inside yourself! Do you know what the magic to succeed is?  Do you want to find it and make your dreams come true? Tonight I saw a  performance that will show you what it Read more…


someone is watching you

Another simple way you can make a difference in the world around you.  If you are old enough to vote, you need to vote.  Every vote helps to make certain that the best people are chosen to represent us. I Read more…


volunteer to succeed!

Beware of these people!  They do not have healthy relationships! Have you ever known someone who seems to drain all of your energy? We all have. It is in everyone’s best interest to identify these people before they drain us.  Read more…


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When you are faced with a decision, do you base your decision on your feelings or on logic?  When you are faced with a decision, do you base your decision on your feelings or on logic?  Faced with a decision Read more…


Read this when you are struggling.  Remind yourself that you will survive. Just breathe. You will be okay. Remind yourself of all the times in the past that you felt this way. This anxious and overwhelmed. This depressed. This stressed. Read more…

"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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