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Every day beginnings

Each morning, after feeding two cats and getting coffee, I wrap myself in a blanket. I pick up my phone and go to the Bible app.

For the last few years I have followed this same routine, spending some quiet time with God. I read, listen for a response. I plan my day and ask that my words and actions represent Him well.

Thank you God for a great life and getting me started with two right feet.


Ta da! Introducing GretchenYuma

At 63 years old, I am a frustrated wannabe-writer wanting to make a positive impact in this world.  To truly embody my self-appointed title of Cheerful Encourager.   I have decided to take this course to develop a new skill, to learn to write and track my thoughts.

I wrestled with the public blog v. personal journal aspect.  The anonymity of working off-line, personally, would be safer, easier – rather than putting myself out there, warts and all.  I would consider it a success if I could make a difference in just one person’s life by sharing how I got to where I am and what I have learned along the way, that is, to be a Cheerful Encourager.