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Nicole Lamarre
Occasionally Shaken. More Often Stirred.
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Sunday night was our final discussion group for Living Beyond Yourself, a 10-week interactive Bible study by Beth Moore on the fruit of the spirit. The final fruit-attribute was self-control, and in typical Beth-fashion, she took us on a journey during the video portion that I was not at all expecting. Wouldn't you know she'd choose to talk about what we do - and do not - put in our mouths on the very night we had a potluck (in celebration of the completion of the study)? But it was so much more than that - so much so that... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Recovering Type A
So, in less than four months, I will hit two major milestones: 1) I will become the mother of an adult child. 2) I will turn 40. I am not sure how I feel about either one of those. I am not looking toward them with dread - at least not at this point. And since yesterday I was asked if I'd hit 35 yet, I think the turning of a new decade of life isn't going to be such a bad thing. I think it is harder for me to believe that our baby girl will be 18 than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at Recovering Type A
From our church's website: Due to the magnitude of the tragedy in Haiti, it is anticipated that towns in the border with the Dominican Republic, such as Las Mercedes and Elias Pena will be flooded with refuges from Haiti. Point Harbor has direct contact with local evangelical churches and leaders in the border region. We are now collecting funds, which will be carried by Point Harbor staff members to Santo Domingo to buy supplies. These supplies will then be carried by trucks to churches in the border area. No funds will be used for travel or any other administrative expenses.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2010 at Recovering Type A
Yesterday, I spoke to our church's Friday MOPS group. Their theme this year centers around the book, Make Today Count by Maxwell. I was asked to choose one of the chapters, which consist of values that one should incorporate into daily life. Since it was their final meeting before Christmas, I chose Generosity. Here are some thoughts from the talk: Most know that today's Santa Claus originates with St. Nicholas, who lived during the third century in what is now Turkey. After his parents death, he devoted his life to the Church and gave away his entire fortune to those... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2009 at Recovering Type A
I am thankful that my spouse makes mistakes with our kids. If he didn't, they might not learn humility; when he fails in what he says or does in the parenting department, he takes the time to go to them, admit he was wrong, and make it right. I am thankful that my spouse doesn't always treat me like a princess. I am sure it'd be nice – at least for a while – to be spoiled at every turn and always get my way. But there are times that, quite frankly, I am just being a brat, and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2009 at Recovering Type A
We finished up our final One Month to Live small group session tonight. One member quipped that since it's been more than 6 weeks, which obviously equals a bit more than 30 days, we could at least be thankful to still be alive. That was good for some hearty chuckles. The wrap-up of the series has me pondering my own take-aways. Sure, if I only had 30 days to live some big things would change. But what about the little things? Through this whole process, it's the little things that have begun to mean so much more. Sitting next to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2009 at Recovering Type A
We went to see the movie 2012 today. I fully expected it to be over the top, and it didn't disappoint in that area. The special effects were pretty spectacular even if the storyline was beyond believable. While watching it, I was reminded of something Phil Cooke said during our first church communications coaching session at GCC last month: Hollywood is really good at making fake things look real, and The Church is really good at making real things look fake.* Wow. If you call yourself a Christ-follower, and that doesn't give you pause, go back and read it again.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2009 at Recovering Type A
Earlier today I tweeted and posted to facebook something to the effect of "What if for one day we rounded up and assumed the best of everyone we encountered?" I've been thinking a lot about that since I said it. I have come to the sad realization that more often than I care to admit, I am guilty of assuming the worst, or at a minimum, the not-so-good about not only those I know, but complete strangers. But what if? What if when that person cuts me off on the way to work I assume they just didn't see me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2009 at Recovering Type A
Nicole Lamarre is now following Seth Godin
Nov 18, 2009
Fun, new, tech-y, creative stuff always makes me forget the clock. And now it is way, way past this gal’s pumpkin time! (But not before testing the blog by email option...let’s see if it works.) *edited - the email subject line regenerated itself, and the spam filter tagline from my work email appeared too. Good to know for future posting. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at Recovering Type A
Nicole Lamarre has shared their blog Recovering Type A
Nov 17, 2009
I've been tossing around the idea of starting a blog that chronicled more of my professional journey, allowing my other blog to remain personal and (mostly) confidential. We'll see how this goes - just what I need: something else to try to keep up with, right? Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at Recovering Type A
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Nov 17, 2009