Catalyst for a Miracle

A 21 hour business trip which included four airports and plenty of heartburn was the agenda for yesterday. While being crammed like a sardine in a 600 mph can, Mark Batterson’s book, The Grave Robber distracted me from the misery.  He writes to my sense of adventure and risky undertakings.  The subject was miracles and I…

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ADVENT Calendar: the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching. I have created two stunning gift ideas to enrich your holiday season                         and bring quiet reflection to each month of the new year. Perpetual ADVENT Calendar: Celebrate Christmas with Greater Depth and Meaning…

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First Encounter With Jesus

My First Encounter With Jesus – Testimony of Polly Riddell Pain I have known pain for most of my life. It started at age 19 and affected my life for thirty years.  What began as leg pain for a skinny 99 pound girl became full body pain in my 30’s.  By my 40’s I had…

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My Favorite Guest Author Post

I am busy preparing for a speaking engagement on Sunday so I want to feature my favorite guest author in place of my usual blog post.  I am excited to be a guest speaker sharing my story of when I tried to jump into a pit with a lion on a snowy day and what happened when the lion…

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Risky Journey Ch 6: Take Off Your Grave Clothes

In 2006 I was involved in a car accident that resulted in a head injury which kept me from being able to work for a full year. There were some lasting effects in areas making it impossible to continue my career as a commercial real estate appraiser. Adjusting to the limitations that came from the…

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Risky Journey Ch 5: Perspective

Story #1 I have a friend who is the most interesting person I know.  Her life is one long adventure.  She can’t just tell you what she has been doing, but with everything she touches, there is a story.  She gets herself into the most amazing circumstances.  She sees humor in everything. I remember a…

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Vengeance is Mine…

In January of 2011 I was in Jacksonville, FL running the helicopter field trip for children.  I had rented a condo from a big shot in Las Vegas for a short term rental.  He was a big shot only because he lived large on other people’s money and continued to lie to me about it….

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Risky Journey Ch 4: God and the Helicopter Field Trip

ashes The helicopter field trip adventure began shortly after my Dad died in 2009.  Mom contacted her brother about scattering Dad’s ashes from a plane.  My uncle put me in touch with a pilot friend from my youth who performed this type of service.  It was wild man Steve.  He has flown everything, jumped out of everything…

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Risky Journey Ch 3: Cadillacs and 5 Gallon Buckets

wild man steve I reconnected with a daredevil pilot friend from my youth and he took me on a helicopter flight that changed everything.  Steve used to land an airplane on the top of a moving car at airshows everywhere.  He used to trail me around on the back of his Harley when we were…

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