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RJ Thesman

Author, Christian Life Coach, Lover of Blueberries “RJ Thesman on Google+
RJ Thesman has written 184 posts for RJThesman.net

Learning Treasures of Hope

Because one of my core values is life-long learning, I am always reading and scouting out new resources. As a writer, I yearn to pen unique words or phrases that leave my readers with their own a-ha moments, something to think about all day, some treasure that leaves a taste of hope in their lives. … Continue reading

God’s Faithfulness Plants Hope

For several hours on New Year’s Day, my son and I shredded old receipts and files from 2004. Tax professionals report that we only need to keep 10 years of receipts, so to make room for the 2014-2015 files – we shredded the past. As I looked through those files, I remembered the fun and … Continue reading

Hope Finds a Memory

One of the Christmas gifts I gave my son was a DVD of the movie, “The Monuments Men.” The movie wasn’t popular with the critics, but we thought it was great – inspirational, historical and cast with several quality actors. Besides the plot line and the suspense, the reason I enjoyed it so much was … Continue reading

Hope Finds a Purpose for Christmas Cards

Throughout the years, I have received many beautiful Christmas cards. So…what to do with them after Christmas? Just pitch them while cleaning up all the decorations and torn wrappings? No way. Sometimes I frame cards. One framed card hangs in my office – a reminder to stay in JOY all through the year. But my … Continue reading

Christmas with Reverend G

Some of my readers have wondered what Reverend G does for Christmas. So I asked her, and she said: Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays, and even with my Alzheimer’s I remember so many past memories. My beloved Jacob in his Lone Ranger pajamas, tearing into his presents and so excited to … Continue reading

Hope Finds the Right Apology

Maybe the reason we’re stuck within this national tragedy is because we haven’t yet found the right apology. In their book, “The Five Languages of Apology,” Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas explore the differences between various apologies. Sometimes “I’m sorry” just isn’t enough because each of us comes to forgiveness via a different perspective. Express … Continue reading

Hope Lives in Forgiveness

Thanks to the insights of some prayer warriors, I was recently confronted with an ugliness in my soul. A spirit of unforgiveness had settled within and kept me from living in joyful peace. After a time of confession and intense prayer, by God’s grace, I was able to release the pain that led to the … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

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